french apple pie, mom's recipe

★★★★★ 1
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By Kathie Carr
from North Liberty, IN

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.

★★★★★ 1
serves 6-8
prep time 15 Min
cook time 50 Min

Ingredients For french apple pie, mom's recipe

  • 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

How To Make french apple pie, mom's recipe

  • 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.

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