French Apple Pie, Mom's Recipe

Kathie Carr

By
@kathiecc

This recipe was one Mom used for holidays and special occasions. I love the topping.

I have her handwritten version in my recipe box and it is a treasure to me.


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Serves:

6-8

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

50 Min

Ingredients

PIE FILLING:

3/4 c
sugar
1 tsp
cinnamon
1/4 tsp
nutmeg
3 Tbsp
cornstarch
3 c
sliced peeled baking apples
1 Tbsp
plus 1 teaspoon cold butter

CRUMB TOPPING:

1 c
flour
1/2 c
brown sugar, firmly packed
1/2 c
cold butter

PIE SHELL:

1
unbaked 8 or 9 inch pie shell

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

PIE FILLING: Stir together sugar, spices, and cornstarch. Mix with apples in a medium bowl and set aside while making topping. Measure 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon cold butter and set aside in a separate small dish.
2
TOPPING: Stir together flour and brown sugar. Using a fork cut cold butter into dry mixture to make crumbs.
3
Pour apples into pie crust. Dot with small pieces of cold butter. Spoon topping over all.

Bake for 50-60 minutes.

Note: You can cover edges of crust with strips of aluminum foil to prevent over-browning.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pies