Disney Recipe: Celebrate the 4th With This Apple Pie Recipe from Whispering Canyon Cafe!

Wave the flag and light the roman candles! #DisneyMagicMoments is cooking up another recipe that should hit the spot for your 4th of July celebration this weekend!


This Apple Pie recipe is inspired by our favorite slice from Whispering Canyon Cafe at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge in Walt Disney World. Ever been? Well, if you haven’t, the restaurant is known for silly antics and delish dishes like the Cowboy Sundae. Now, you can bring the lively spirit of Whispering Canyon to your home!

This 4th of July Apple Pie Recipe will be the perfect grand finale to your hamburgers and potato salad. We’re here to help you make your pie with the full recipe and instructions below!

Whispering Canyon Cafe



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



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


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


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


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.
Cover with foil and bake for 40 minutes. Remove foil and bake 20 more minutes, until golden brown.
Cool to room temperature before serving. If desired, top pie with sliced almonds and dust with confectioners’ sugar once cooled.


Need a little help making your pie? Disney created this video to help you bring this patriotic favorite to your table! Ava, a 13-year-old junior chef, and daughter of Disney photographer Matt Stroshane made this video with the help of her dad and we must say we’re impressed!

We think this recipe is a fantastic way to bring the magic home and celebrate Independence Day. For those of you traveling to Disney’s Wilderness Lodge soon, the resort JUST re-opened and we got the low-down on the vibes and good food from Whispering Canyon. We tried some Burnt End Nachos that will surely pique your interest!

Heading to Disney Springs for 4th of July weekend? You gotta check out this Red Velvet July 4th Cupcake!

Do plan on making some good ol’ fashion American Pie this weekend! Let us know if you have any tips for the recipe in the comments!