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Disney Shares Apple Pie Recipe from Whispering Canyon Café, Celebrating July 4th

What goes better with apple pie than a celebration such as July 4th?! While this July 4th may look a little different due to COVID-19, Disney is still all about celebrating with an irresistible dessert from one of their most popular resort restaurants, Whispering Canyon Cafe. Check out the recipe, helpful video, and details below from DisneyParksBlog as you prepare to dig in and enjoy!

Apple pie is iconic. For many of us, it represents comfort and a feeling of home so it is no wonder this popular dessert is truly a slice of Americana – perfect for a 4th of July celebration!  

How popular?  According to the American Pie Council, pie is the preferred dessert for holidays and apple pie gets the top nod with 1 out of 5 Americans naming it as their favorite.  

In honor of 4th of July, we are serving up America’s favorite pie with our recipe from Whispering Canyon Café at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge. Their version is layered with tart Granny Smith apples and has a cake-like top crust that is simply delicious.  

And you know what else 1 out of 5 Americans confess to, according to the American Pie Council? Eating an entire pie by themselves. Hey – no judgement here! 

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#DisneyMagicMoments: Cooking Up the Magic — Celebrate 4th of July with the Apple Pie Recipe from Whispering Canyon Café

Apple Pie from Whispering Canyon Café at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge 
Makes one 9-inch pie 


  • 4 tablespoons butter, cut into small pieces 
  • 1/4 cup shortening 
  • 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour 
  • 4 teaspoons sugar 
  • 1/8 teaspoon coarse salt 
  • 1/3 cup 2% milk 


  • 1 cup water 
  • 6 Granny Smith apples, peeled and sliced 
  • 2 teaspoons apple pie spice 


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened 
  • 2/3 cup sugar 
  • 2 egg 
  • 1 1/2 cups flour 
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt 
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream 


  1. Combine butter, shortening, flour, sugar, and salt in bowl of electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment. Mix at medium speed until crumbly.  
  2. Add milk and mix until incorporated.  
  3. Wrap dough in plastic wrap and rest in refrigerator for 30 minutes.  
  4. Roll to 1/4-inch thickness and place in 9-inch pie plate.  
  5. Set aside. 


  1. Bring water to simmer in large pot.  
  2. Place apples in a steamer basket and add to pot. Steam for 10 minutes. Remove from water. 
  3. Cool to room temperature and toss with apple pie spice.  


  1. Cream butter and sugar in bowl of stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment until fluffy. Add eggs and mix until just incorporated.  
  2. Mix flour, baking powder, and salt in small bowl. Slowly add to mixer and beat on medium speed until combined.  
  3. Add cream and mix until smooth.  
  4. Set aside until ready to bake.  


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Place 1/2 cup apple pie batter on top of pie crust, spread until smooth. Top with apples and remaining apple pie batter.  
  2. Cover with foil and bake for 40 minutes. Remove foil and bake 20 more minutes, until golden brown.  
  3. Cool to room temperature before serving. If desired, top pie with sliced almonds and dust with confectioners’ sugar once cooled. 

NoteThis recipe has been converted from a larger quantity in the restaurant kitchens. The flavor profile may vary from the restaurant’s version. As a reminder while preparing this recipe, please supervise children who are helping or nearby. 

Click here for a print-at-home version of this recipe. 

Ava, a 13-year-old junior chef and daughter of Disney photographer Matt Stroshane, made this recipe in her home kitchen with the help of her personal sous chefs (mom and dad) and official taste tester (her 11-year-old brother, Adam). Check out Ava’s video below. 

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Happy cooking! 

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About Mike and Jamie Sylvester

We are Disney nerds. Two kids at heart who love the magic and the memories of Walt Disney World! We follow all things Disney and have great experiences with Disney Vacation Club and RunDisney events in particular. We enjoy the vacations, day trips, weekend getaways and geek out over the planning of such events. From lodging to dining to Fastpasses we have a spreadsheet for every occasion. Mike’s frivolous Disney goal is to acquire a magic band of every style while Jamie’s goal is to experience as many Disney desserts as possible. Usually there isn’t a day that passes without some discussion of the master plan of our next trip to the happiest place on earth. Most people think we’re normal – until they travel to Disney with us. We have been married for 15 years and are blessed with a daughter and a son who have already learned the importance of planning ahead! As a family we thoroughly enjoy the magic and the memories at Walt Disney World and are here to help others experience the magic as well.