French Apple Pie, Mom's Recipe

Kathie Carr


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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15 Min
50 Min



  • 3/4 c
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 3 Tbsp
  • 3 c
    sliced peeled baking apples
  • 1 Tbsp
    plus 1 teaspoon cold butter

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

  • 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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Course/Dish: Pies

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