Whiskey Apple-Vanilla Pie

Apple pie is my absolute favorite kind of pie, and I realize how boring that sounds. Most of my family gushes over French Silk, my husband has a weakness for Cherry, and I don’t mind a slice of Strawberry-Rhubarb every once and a while, but apple pie. Now that right there can be a heart breaker if you open the fridge for one more piece and come to find that your husband ate the last piece while you were sleeping. Talk about a great screenplay for a horror flick. Tis the Halloween season, I guess.

When I saw Emma and Elsie’s recipe for an Apple Bourbon pie on A Beautiful Mess, I was inspired to get my “bake on”…but I, of course, lacked bourbon. So why not throw another kind of alcohol into the mix?! I grabbed the whiskey, added some vanilla {why not add vanilla?}, and threw together this divine little recipe!

You should bake this for two reasons. One, your kitchen will smell wonderful. It will reek {maybe not the best word choice} of cinnamon, apples, and autumn. Two, it’s way easy. Way easy because I didn’t make the pie crust…it’s store bought. I know, I know. I’m a phony. A baking poser. What right do I have to even post this recipe?! I can hear the professional baking mob sharpening their pitchforks outside my window right now…but if you can move past that little “hiccup” in the recipe, or if you want to make your own crust, do it! But the moral of this paragraph is that you need to make this pie. So….GO.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • A package of two pie crusts {the Pillsbury brand was perfect}
  • 3-4 apples {I used Granny Smith}
  • 1/2 cup of milk
  • 1 tablespoon of corn starch
  • 2 tablespoons of whiskey
  • 2 tablespoons of vanilla
  • 2/3 cup of brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • sprinkling of cinnamon sugar
  • Pam
  • an oven stoked to 375 degrees

Whiskey Apple-Vanilla PieFirst: Cook one pie crust according to the directions on the box. Make sure you make holes in the bottom of the crust with a fork before you pop it into the oven…so you avoid air bubbles.

Second: While that’s baking, peel and thinly slice your apples. We have a nifty little apple peeler that allows you to peel apples just by turning a handle. Pure genius.

Whiskey Apple-Vanilla Pie Whiskey Apple-Vanilla PieThird: Set aside your apples pieces in a bowl. Mix together the milk, whiskey, vanilla, corn starch, cinnamon, and brown sugar. Then pour this mixture over the apples and gently mix them together so the apples are coated. Now, pour the apple mixture into your pie crust!

Whiskey Apple-Vanilla Pie Whiskey Apple-Vanilla PieFourth: Lay the second, uncooked pie crust on top of your pie, pinching the corners into the sides of the bottom, cooked pie crust {so they bake together}. Cut four slits through the top pie crust layer, and then spray this top layer with Pam {a little secret for getting the top a little crispy and golden}. Finally, sprinkle as much cinnamon sugar on top as you’d like!

Bake this little pie at 375 for an hour and let your kitchen soak up the autumn spices!

Whiskey Apple-Vanilla pieYum! Perfect with ice cream, apple cider, and a smile {as my grandmother would always say}! Happy fall and happy Thursday! 🙂


  • Reply Brigita September 19, 2013 at 9:33 am

    I made one few day ago, these pictures make me to make one again!



    • Reply Grace Beekman September 19, 2013 at 7:08 pm

      You should! Just for the autumn smells! 🙂

  • Reply Rose Mayo September 19, 2013 at 12:08 pm

    I just made an apple pie this past weekend! Mine was apple cinnamon with a crumb top 😉

    Blonde in this City

    • Reply Grace Beekman September 19, 2013 at 7:09 pm

      That sounds delicious! Apple pie with a crumb top? Geez louise. Love it!

  • Reply Vogue and Heels September 19, 2013 at 1:08 pm

    I am starving after seeing this! Soo good, I love it.



  • Reply Kaili Clark September 19, 2013 at 4:43 pm

    this looks delicious. Might have to bookmark this recipe.


    • Reply Grace Beekman September 19, 2013 at 7:10 pm

      It was so easy! And tasted wonderful! I highly recommend it for the fall!

  • Reply jennifer prod September 19, 2013 at 6:30 pm

    i’m pinning this recipe — i can’t imagine an apple pie gets much better than this 🙂 also, gorgeous photos 🙂

    • Reply Grace Beekman September 19, 2013 at 7:12 pm

      Thanks so much! It tasted so good. I need to find me some “Apple Pie” candles…I just love the smell of an apple pie in the oven. 🙂

  • Reply Grace Beekman September 19, 2013 at 7:08 pm

    You can do it! I’m not usually a baker, so if I can bake this, so can YOU! 😉

  • Reply WE September 19, 2013 at 9:22 pm

    Good heavens! I need a pie now! Whiskey + apple + pie, you had me at whiskey ;). Loving this and going to pin it!

    • Reply grcschmd@gmail.com September 20, 2013 at 9:33 am

      Thanks so much! Yah it was so good. If it weren’t for my husband, I would’ve eaten the entire pie in one sitting. No shame. 😉

  • Reply Through My Iphone | September 20, 2013 at 10:54 pm

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  • Reply Charlene September 23, 2013 at 6:04 am

    This looks delicious !


  • Reply April F September 23, 2013 at 7:19 pm

    I am totally trying this…hubs has been asking for pie


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