1. This classic American apple pie recipe combines flaky butter crust with sweet and tangy apples for a timeless dessert.

2. To begin, mix flour and cold butter until crumbly, then add ice water and form a dough.

3. Peel and slice 6-8 apples, mix with cinnamon, sugar, and lemon juice, then let sit for 30 minutes.

4. Roll out the dough and line a greased pie dish, then add the apple filling and dot with butter.

5. Cover with another layer of dough, crimp the edges, and cut slits to let steam escape.

6. Brush the top with beaten egg and sprinkle with sugar, then bake at 375°F for 45-50 minutes.

7. The crust should be golden brown and the apples soft when pierced with a knife.

8. Let cool for at least 30 minutes before serving, to allow the juices to thicken.