Shredded Apple Pie

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Delicious Shredded Apple Pie that almost melts in your mouth! Serve with caramel sauce and vanilla ice cream for the best dessert ever!

Grated Apple Pie

I received special permission to post this recipe on my blog, so you all should feel pretty special right now! haha. 😉 This is without a doubt the BEST APPLE PIE you will ever eat. Period.

This delicious Shredded Apple Pie was served at the best restaurant here in Southern Utah, Rococo’s Steakhouse. I’m sure you’ve heard me talk about it before. I worked there through out high school and the owners, the Sullivan family, are my families long time friends. 🙂 

Grated Apple Pie

Instead of diced apples, like most apple pies have in them, the apples in this pie are shredded with a cheese grater. It makes every bite so soft, and almost melts in your mouth. We would warm up each piece and drizzle the tops with caramel sauce and have a scoop of vanilla ice cream on the side. It is incredible!

Shredded Apple Pie was one of the most requested desserts up there. I say ‘up there’ because Rococo sat on top of the black hill, overlooking our beautiful city. The view was amazing, especially at night when all the city lights were on. Customers would always request window tables so they could enjoy the view while they ate. There are so many reasons I miss that place and am still so sad it closed it’s doors.

For that reason, I am SO happy I wrote down the recipe one night at work. I made this at home the first Thanksgiving Kale and I were married, and have made it every year since. It’s become a Thanksgiving tradition at our house. This is the kind of recipe I will pass on to my kids, and I hope that they will pass it on to their children. It is that good!


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Shredded Apple Pie

This melt-in-your-mouth pie is made with shredded apples. Serve with vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce for the ultimate treat!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Servings 8


  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup salted butter softened
  • 2 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • tiny pinch of salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 large Red Delicious Apples, peeled then grated with a cheese grater (about 2 ½ cups of grated apple)
  • 1 Unbaked frozen deep-dish pie shell I like to use Marie Callenders frozen deep dish pie shells


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. (*After you grate the apples, squeeze out any excess liquid they create.)
  • In a large bowl, beat together the sugar, butter, flour, vanilla, cinnamon, salt and eggs with an electric hand mixer on medium speed. Beat until combined.
  • Fold in the shredded apples. Pour mixture into the unbaked pie shell and spread out evenly. Place pie on a large cookie sheet.
  • Bake pie for 50 minutes to 1 hour, or until center is set. (Start to check it at the 50 minute mark.)
  • Carefully remove from oven. Let pie cool and rest 1 hour before serving. Serve each slice of pie warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce. Enjoy!


Nutrition Info: 1 serving = 348 calories / 25 fat / 41 carbs / 3 protein
*Nutrition info does not include ice cream or caramel sauce.*
Pie yields 8 servings total. 



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  1. That looks great! So do you need to put a pie crust on top too or do you just use a bottom crust and that’s it? Thank you for sharing this recipe!

  2. i have been a terrible blogger buddy- but i am back again with merry mondays! hope you will join and hope all is well with you! also, i love the new header… i am all about the holiday cheer these days!

  3. I am bummed I didn’t see this recipe about a week ago when I made apple pie. I would have made this one if for no other reason than the stick of butter and the shredded apples. I love it! The top looks like it has a crispy crust almost. I am thinking that it’s probably like a caramel topping from the butter and sugar cooking up. It looks amazing.

    So sad that the restaurant closed it’s doors. It sounded like such a wonderful place with a view.

  4. Totally agree, THE BEST APPLIE PIE EVER!!! Love that the apples aren’t chunky but shredded. So glad I got 2 slices during Thanksgiving! Mmmmm wish I had a slice for breakfast. 🙂

  5. I made this as a “slab” pie with a no roll crust. (It took about 40-45 minutes to bake.) It turned out perfectly! Very tasty and attractive. My one son loves apple pie and thought this was delicious as well. I’ll definitely be making it again! (Dyanna, I melted the butter.)

  6. Thanks for the great idea. I had a large bag of old apples I got for cheap at the grocery store and I wanted an excuse to shred them in my new food processor. This fit the bill. I did find it to be way too sweet. I will probably cut the sugar next time to 1 cup. Any thoughts?

  7. This pie looks amazing and I think I’ll have to try it soon, but I was thinking Red Delicious apples are SO sweeet to begin with, would they make this recipe overly sweet? Can you use any kind of apple?

  8. The flour used is All-Purpose flour.
    As for the red apples, they’re the only kind of apple I’ve used for this pie. I think they’re perfect for it. But I’m sure you could use a different kind and still have great results! 🙂

  9. My friend got me thinking about apple pie today. It got me thinking and I told her about the time we were driving back to Vegas from a skiing trip to Brian Head. My boss, who was driving, had us stop for dinner in Saint George. All I really remember about the place was that it was near an airport on a cliff that overlooked the city. This would have been between 1992 and ’94.

    I like apple pie, but as a child I had always had a problem with the chunks of apple. I was a weird picky eater as a kid. The chunks grossed me out. Granted, I had gotten mostly over it as a (somewhat) grown-up. But when I saw ‘shredded’ apple pie on the menu, I knew it was the pie for me.

    I spent a few hours scrolling around the satellite view of Google Maps. I found the airport with the cliff nearby, no restaurant. This wasn’t the first time I had tried finding the place, but the maps have gotten much better over the years.

    Finally, on a whim, I Googled, “Saint George Utah ‘Shredded Apple Pie'” and here I am. Sad to learn the place is closed, but at least the recipe survives. Thanks.

  10. Thank you so much for this. It is really amazing. I have made 2 pies in 4 days since I read your blog. It is really really so delicious. Its opened a whole new world for me. You can be sure I am going to try this method with Carrots. Maybe I shall finally get my carrot cake right. Also thinking of using bananas. I also tried adding coconut and oats in one and another I used almond flour.

    Can anyone think of any other fruit that would suit this method. Would be happy to hear about this.

    Once again Thank you so much for sharing.

    1. My mom made a pie with a mystery “fruit” that we all swore was apple. Grinning from ear to ear, she finally revealed her ingenious secret ingredient to us — it was a green pumpkin! We were flabbergasted! So, if you have access to an unripe eating pumpkin, give it a try and have fun making your guests guess the secret “fruit”!


      1. Have you had any problems with the crust being soggy? We used to eat this pie at the restaurant and it was fabulous. I made it with the Marie C. Frozen pie crust but the crust was soggy and uneatible. Thank you.

  12. Have you ever tried making a bunch of these and freezing them before or after baking them? I have a BIG bag of apples to use up and this recipe sounds amazing! 🙂

  13. I have been searching for this recipe since I had it years ago at my mom’s friends house. This is the only way I will eat apple pie. So very delicious!

  14. Hi Holly,
    I made 3 pies. They are awesome!!
    I was a little hesitant about making this recipe, but I wanted to use some apples before they went bad. Also, I thought, maybe I could freeze them for a couple of Thanksgiving dinners. I couldn’t wrap my taste buds around grated apples and thought I was taking a chance. Boy was I wrong!
    This is a much simpler pie than the famous Grandma Opal’s (allrecipes) and another apple pie recipe I’ve perfected.
    I tried hand grating a couple of apples and gave that up. Got out my blender and using the grating attachment to finish up the remaining 7 apples. How easy it that?
    Thank you for posting this recipe. It will be used here in my house and hopefully, passed on. I had to write you!


    1. Allie, Thank you SO much for your sweet comment! I am so happy the pies were a hit for you. They are seriously my family’s favorite. They are a must made at Thanksgiving and Christmas time. 🙂

  15. I was given a HUGE bag of red delicious apples, so I’m going to give this recipe a try. Red Delicious apples are really only suited for eating, not cooking, or baking, so I’m very intrigued! I’ll make the recipe “as is” for a control, then tweak it from there. I can’t help it, I love putting my own spin on great recipes!

  16. Has anyone tried this recipe with a top crust as well? I’m a pie crust lover and I can’t imagine not having one on top too! I really want to make this for Thanksgiving this year.

    1. I just made this pie with a top crust for Thanksgiving, 2018. My mother always said never use red delicious apples for a pie, so I used Macintosh. I also added one egg and a little extra flour, but otherwise followed the recipe. I used my Cuisinart to shred the apples.
      Baked it for about 45 minutes, and then added the top crust for the last 45 minutes or so of cooking. This pie was freaking out of this world! I will never make another apple pie besides this one again.

  17. You just saved me! I was just given a bag of red delicious apples with no clue how not to waste them. So I snooped online and miracle of miracles–I’m two days from Thanksgiving and for sure one of my pies will be made your way! Thank you.

  18. I was given some red delicious apples for Christmas and found this recipe while searching for ways to use them. It is fantastic! I’ve madhe it a couple of times already, and have used a combination of apples when I ran out of red delicious. At a group dinner, this pie went much faster than the regular apple pie and everyone agreed that the shredding made a world of diffference. I won’t use any other recipe from now on!

  19. My mom has always made her double crusted apple pie with shredded apples and it is the only way i can eat apple pie. she is famous for her apple pies!!

  20. 4 stars
    Made it (twice!) for Thanksgiving this year — delicious! I used a combination of Lindymac, Jonagold, and Gala apples and adjusted the sugar accordingly. Got very interesting reviews — some thought it was a ‘mock’ apple pie and guessed that I used zucchini because of the appearance. {grin} It tastes great and if nothing else, is a good conversation starter. {wink}

  21. 5 stars
    This was so good! I have to say I am not fond of apple pie but I loved THis and it was easy to make. A friend left a bag of red delicious apples and I didn’t want them To go to waste so I am looking all over for a simple good RECipe. I didn’t have a deep dish pie pan. I am temporarily living in a mobile home and am using a toaster oven. So I took a refrigerated pie crust and put it in the bottom of my nana’s cast iron pan. I mixed everything up and stuck it in the cast iron and in my little OVEN. I baked it at a little bit higher temp and went a full hour. I sprinkled sugar on top an then broiled it on top for a few minutes to make the top more brown and crunchy. Boy was it GOod! I tried it with ice cream and caramel sauce which I love but the pie was so GOod by itself that i dont use the ice cream or sauce with it! My family made me make a second pie because we loved it so much!

  22. 5 stars
    I made the pie and it is delicious by all accounts! Very easy to make and fabulous taste. I will try a reduced amount of dugar the next time i make it.

  23. Silly question since i’ve never made an apple pie from scratch but does it have to be a glass pie dish or can it be aluminum? Also, does it have to be a deep dish pur shell? I messed up and bought the wtong type of shell and dont want to waste it if need be. Thanks!

  24. No one responded to the one question about the sugar. Red delicious apples are sweet. Isn’t the amount of sugar a bit much for this pie? and if I do cut back, will it change the consistency in any way? I hope i hear back as I have a large bag of red delicious needing to be used.

    1. You can definitely cut back the sugar in this recipe. If you do, I would use about 3/4 cup but no less. It will still taste amazing!

  25. Several people have asked about freezing or said they would do it but I don’t see an update. Has anyone does this? I have #20 that I need to use!

  26. 5 stars
    I have been making shredded apple pies for 40 yrs my hubby loves them, You get apple in every bite, I make it with 2 crusts, ty for posting this looks yummy!

  27. 4 stars
    Made this today for THANKSGIVING. It was a hit. I did use granny smith apples, and I also added a dash of nutmeg and ginger just because I always put those spices in appLe pie. Served with vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce. Yummy.

  28. 5 stars
    This is such an amazing recipe! My husband and I agree it was the best apple pIe we have ever had! Thank you for sharing this recipe!

  29. If I UNDERSTAND it correctly
    The pie shell is still FROZEN and unbaked when you fill with apples

    Thank you

  30. 5 stars
    I found this recipe this morning when looking for ways to use red delicious apples, and oh my goodness, it is the best apple pie I’ve ever had! my husband doesn’t even care much for apple pie, and he absolutely loved this one!!! This is the only apple pie recipe i will be using from now on. Thank you for posting it.

  31. I made this recioe today, just took it out of the oven and the aroma is wonderful! I will have to come back to post later how it tasted!
    I like others that commented, i too had to bake it a lityle longer but all ovens are different.
    Stay tuned for the taste test after it cools♡

  32. 5 stars
    I previously posted that I made this recipe but was waiting for it to cool, and I would post again after I tasted it.
    This recipe is definitely a keeper! The flavor is just AMAZING!
    Thank you for sharing this recipe so all of us can enjoy~

  33. hi there, since you grate the apples, do you squeeze out the extra water before you add to the pie or do you just include all the liquid?

  34. 5 stars
    This was simply A-mazing. I Used a mixture Of sweet-tart apples and the Marie Calendar’s crust. It’s a new family favorite; thank you!

  35. 5 stars
    I had bags and bags of leftover apple slices left over from my daughters flag football game. They were too small to hold to shredder so I used a paring knife to remove the skin and chopped them finely, other than that, followed recipe. **fingers crossed”…’s in the oven now!! Smells amazing!

  36. My Grandmother made grated apple pie as the norm and the grated apples always needed a light squeeze to make sure everything didn’t end up soggy. Big plus is you get a small glass of fresh squeezed apple juice. it makes a difference.

  37. 5 stars
    This is a wonerful recipe. I cut the sugar in half. Prebaked my pie shell then baked the filled pie in my french oven air fryer – 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Came out perfect!

  38. 5 stars
    I was excited to find this recipe of your blog. We always loved to eat at Rococos and have this pie for dessert. I finally made it tonight and even my daughter who doesn’t like fruit loved this pie. Thanks for sharing this on your blog!

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