Cost to make an Apple Pie

Of course this does not take into account sales or other type of pies. If I were to estimate I would guess most pies cost $8.00-$12.00. The average 9″ pie will slice into 8 slices of pie. That would average each slice between $1.00-$1.50.  Pie~ one of the simple pleasures of life~

  • 5 cups flour
  • 5 tsp salt
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 25 cups brown sugar
  • 10 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 25 cups vegetable shortening
  • 5 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 25 pounds apples
  • 5 tsp cinnamon
  • 5 tsp vanilla extract (I’m adding this one in)

Now of course, you can’t just head down to Safeway and buy 1.5 teaspoons of salt, or one and a quarter sticks of butter. You’ve gotta buy the whole package of everything. Thus, the price list looks like

  • Flour – $1.88 for 5 lbs
  • Sugar – $1.99 for 4 lbs
  • Apples – $1.99 per pound
  • Brown Sugar – $5 for 6 lbs
  • Unsalted sweet cream butter – $3.99 per pound
  • Salt – $0.69 for 26 oz
  • Shortening – $5.49 for 48 oz
  • Apple Cider Vinegar – $6.19 for 128 fl oz
  • Vanilla Extract – $8.29 for 4 fl oz
  • Cinnamon – $9.78 for 12.36 oz

The assumption here is that you’re gonna make a number of pies, instead of just one. So it makes more sense to buy in bigger quantities to get the best price per whatever unit weight/volume each item has. So you go, you do this, and that first trip subtotals to $49.80.

  • Sugar – $0.27 @ .53 lbs
  • Flour – $0.27 @0.69 lbs
  • Apples – $6.50 @3.25 lbs
  • Brown Sugar-$0.10 @0.11 lbs
  • Butter – $2.50 @ 0.8 lbs
  • Cinnamon – $0.26 @0.32 oz
  • Vanilla – $0.18@ 0.083 fl oz
  • AC Vinegar – $0.01@ 0.083 fl oz.
  • Salt – $0.01@ 0.3 oz
  • Shortening – $0.21@ 1.8125 oz

 

  • This comes up to about $10.31 per pie that is about $1.29 a slice.