Eckert’s Best Apple Pie

Our family has tasted quite a few apple pies throughout seven generations of apple growing, and one thing is for certain: a pie with a combination of Golden Delicious and Jonathan apples is, hands-down, our family’s favorite. In fact, the Eckert family is partial to a specific combination of one Golden Delicious apple for every four Jonathan apples. This tangy combination provides just the right amount of sweet and tart to compliment a crumb-top pie.

Eckert's Apple Pie

Why not give it a try? I just know you will love it as much as the Eckert family does. And the secret apple combination … It’s yours to share or keep!


  • 5 cups peeled and sliced apples (mostly Jonathans with one golden delicious)
  • 1 (9-inch) unbaked pie shell
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/3 cup butter


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Arrange apples in pie shell. Mix 1/2 cup sugar with cinnamon; sprinkle over apples.
  3. Mix remaining 1/2 cup sugar and the flour in small bowl; cut in butter until mixture forms pea-sized crumbs. Sprinkle over apple mixture.
  4. Bake for 10 minutes; reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees and bake for an additional 30 minutes or until apples are tender.

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Chris and Angie Eckert

About Angie

The Eckert family started growing apples in rural Illinois more than 100 years ago. Today the sixth and seventh generation – including Chris and Angie – work together to run Eckert’s Country Store and Farm.

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