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Try This at Home: Apple Pie from Whispering Canyon Cafe!

Try This at Home: Apple Pie from Whispering Canyon Cafe!

This official Disney recipe for the apple pie from Whispering Canyon Cafe looks incredible! Check it out and let us know what you think!

Who does not love apple pie? It’s so tasty. It’s so American. I bet it even tastes better at Disney World.

We were supposed to eat at Whispering Canyon Cafe during our now-rescheduled Disney trip, and I was really bummed because I had heard (and seen!) so many great things about this apple pie.

Imagine my delight when I stumbled across the recipe, straight from Disney! This will have to tide me over until our next trip!

Where and What is Whispering Canyon Cafe?

Whispering Canyon Cafe is located at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge and is celebrating its 26th anniversary this month! Hopefully there will be a belated celebration when Walt Disney World reopens.

The restaurant itself is very cozy like you might expect at a lodge. With a large fireplace, a log roof, and cowboy artwork adorned on the walls, you’ll feel right at home in the woods.

Whispering Canyon Cafe is a table-service restaurant known for all you care to enjoy skillets and lots of shenanigans. Breakfast includes omelettes, meats, and potatoes while dinner includes chicken, ribs, and all the delicious sides.

Breakfast skillets cost about $22 per person, and dinner skillets are about $34 per person. You better show up hungry to get your money’s worth! Since the skillets are all you can eat, you can really load up on yummy food.

The Western-themed food is brought to each table on a large platter and seconds and thirds (and more!) can be requested! The Cast Members have a reputation for sassiness, especially when you ask for ketchup!

You can find the full menu for Whispering Canyon Cafe on Character Locator!

Kids can participate in sing-alongs and hobby horse races along with playing with Lincoln logs and coloring. This is a really fun and rowdy restaurant, perfect to kick off a Disney trip or end on a fun note.

Apple Pie Recipe

The star of the show though is the apple pie. I have always heard so many great things about this pie. Check out this recipe released by D23 in celebration of the 25th anniversary last year.

Pie Crust

  • 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

Apple Pie Batter

  • 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

For Pie Crust

  1. Combine butter, shortening, flour, sugar, and salt in the bowl of an 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.

For Apples

  1. Bring water to simmer in a 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.

For Apple Pie Batter

  1. Cream butter and sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment until fluffy. Add eggs and mix until just incorporated.
  2. Mix flour, baking powder, and salt in a 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.

For Apple Pie

  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.

This would be so good served with vanilla ice cream!

Please note that this recipe was modified from a larger restaurant version, and the flavor may not be exactly the same as what you taste at Whispering Canyon Cafe.

Where is Wilderness Lodge?

Wilderness Lodge is located in the Magic Kingdom Resort area. Themed after turn-of-the-century lodges in the American Northwest, nature trails, rocking chairs, and a creek can be found at the resort.

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Disney Vacation Club accommodations are available at Wilderness Lodge as well. Boulder Ridge Villas and Copper Creek Villas & Cabins are both DVC options.

Storybook Dining at Artist Point is a restaurant also located at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge. You can find a full review of Storybook Dining HERE.

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Have you ever had the apple pie from Whispering Canyon Cafe? If you decide to try this recipe at home, let us know how it compares to the restaurant version by commenting on our Facebook page!

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