How to Make Julian Apple Pie

How To Make A Julian Apple Pie

CookLikeADad goes in search of finding the perfect Apple Pie recipe and discovers Julian Pie Company. Watch the video blog from @MyCanAmDad and learn how to make Julian Apple Pie. Read more.

In search of the Perfect Pie: Julian Apple Pie

It was a hot and unseasonable dry summer day. I had my stepdaughter with me and about 4 hours before her Mom was coming home from work. The topic of conversation between my step daughter and I went something like this:

Step Daughter: “What’s your favorite Pie?”

CookLikeADad: “It depends…”

Step Daughter: “It depends on what?”

CookLikeADad:  ” It depends how much time we have before you Mom gets home so l can show you where the best Apple pie comes from…”

I had the Julian apple pie recipe at home, but I didn’t want to bake a pie. What I did have was a full tank of gas in my Can-Am Spyder and I wanted to make the 1-hour, two-lane highway ride up to Julian to have my daughter experience firsthand where the best apple pies are made in Southern California. It dint take long to convince her about my plan. Helmets and protective wear on in 15-mintues and we were set.

And so the journey began…


For those who just want the apple pie recipe, check out my baking instructions and recipe below and enjoy watching my video driving my 2014 Can-Am Spyder. It’s not a motorcycle and it’s not a car; It’s something much more. #RideASpyder , #CanAmSpyder

Julian Apple Pie Recipe:

(2) 9-inch Single Pie Crust ( I use the pre –made crust to save time and I “double the crust” )

8- Cups of Peeled, cored, thinly sliced Granny Smith Apples

1 ½ Tablespoon of Fresh Lemon Juice

1 Cup Pure Cane Sugar (Granulated)

3 Tablespoon Corn Starch

2 Teaspoons of Ground Cinnamon

½ Teaspoon of ground Ginger

For “Dutch Apple Topping”

1      Cup All purpose Flour

½ Cup Light Brown Sugar

½ Teaspoon of Cinnamon

6 Tablespoons of softened Salted Butter

Equipment: Oven, Pie Tins, Mixing Bowl


Cooking Steps:

Pre-heat oven to 450*F. Prepare Pie Crusts according to package and keep cool and refrigerated before baking time. Start the pie filling prep by adding the apple slices, lemon juice, sugar, corn starch, cinnamon and ginger in a large mixing bowl and stir all contents together well. Set aside and work on prepping the piecrusts.

Pie Crusts

Take the two piecrusts and combine together and roll out evenly and over your pie tin. Leave about a 1- inch over hang and crimp the excess piecrust to the sides of your pie tin. Prick all sides and bottom of piecrust with a fork. Take the pie crust and “Pre-Bake” the crust in 450*F Oven for 12 – 14 minutes or until “lightly browned” . Take piecrust out of the oven and lower the temperature down to 425*F. Allow crust to completely cool before placing filling in the crust.

Filling the Crust

After the oven has cooled down to 425 and your crust is completely cooled, add the filling into the piecrust. I like to keep the sides of my crust from burning so I place a thin layer of Aluminum Foil along the edges of my piecrust before placing back into oven.

“Dutch Topping”

Combine flour, brown sugar and cinnamon in a mixing bowl. Take the 6 Tablespoons of softened butter and Crumble” the butter with your hands into the mixture. Work the butter into the mixture when the clumps are minimized. Sprinkle this topping over the pie filling before placing into oven.

Bake entire pie for 30- 35 Minutes at 425*F. You can test your apples by stabbing an apple with a fork during the baking process. You want the apple to give like pressing a bake potato.

Allow pie to cool on a rack for 30-minutes before serving. Enjoy!


My Can Am Dad

This ride turned out to be a great opportunity to be with my stepdaughter. Our time alone was spent enjoying the views along Highway 78 and driving through the town of Ramona. As a new Can-Am Spyder rider, I felt safe driving the winding roads and staying aware of my surroundings and still enjoying the views.

This 45-minute drive outside of the city limits was a perfect balance of adventure and safety. I never felt far from home, but far enough away to feel like we did something fun for the day. Having kids around the house during the summer and in between school can be taxing on parents. I feel that having my Can-Am Spyder seems to make any little trip something special and all four of my children love to ride with me because the safety and comfort you feel while driving a Can-Am.


My step-daughter stopped in at the Julian Pie Company Restaurant and enjoyed a piece of pie together



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Editors Note: Richard Jaramillo is a paid blogger representing the Can-Am Spyder. All thoughts and opinions are my own and would be the same opinions made to friends, family and relatives.


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