1 1. Use cold butter for a flakier crust. 2. Add a pinch of salt to enhance flavor.

2 3. Sprinkle cinnamon and sugar for a tasty crust. 4. Blind bake the bottom crust to prevent sogginess.

3 5. Mix different apple varieties for depth of flavor. 6. Brush the crust with egg wash for a golden finish.

4 7. Cut vent holes to release steam while baking. 8. Serve with a dollop of whipped cream or ice cream.

5 9. Use a lattice crust for a decorative touch. 10. Chill the pie before serving for easier slicing.

6 11. Add a splash of lemon juice for a tangy kick. 12. Experiment with different spices like nutmeg or allspice.

7 13. Use a deep-dish pie plate for extra filling. 14. Precook the apples slightly to prevent a watery filling.

8 15. Top with a streusel topping for added crunch. 16. Keep leftover pie in the fridge for up to 5 days.

9 17. Try a lattice weave for a classic look. 18. Enjoy your perfect pie with a cup of hot cider.