French Crumb Apple Pie

Beth Streeter


This pie got me married! I made this pie for my husband when we were first dating. A few years later he told me that as soon as he tasted that pie he knew he was going to marry me. Now that is what I call a GOOD PIE!! Hope you enjoy it!


★★★★★ 2 votes

30 Min
50 Min


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1 c
all purpose flour
1/3 c
1 Tbsp
heaping crisco
1 dash(es)
cold water


6 c
granny smith apples sliced
3/4 c
1/4 c
all purpose flour
1/2 tsp
1/2 tsp
1 dash(es)


1 stick
butter hard
1 c
1/2 c
brown sugar

How to Make French Crumb Apple Pie


  • 1Bottom pie crust directions. I am going to make this as complete as I can for everyone that has never made their own pie crust.
  • 2Take flour and crisco and put it in a medium bowl.
  • 3Use a fork or a pastry cutter to incorporate the crisco into the flour. Until it looks like little balls.
  • 4Take a tablespoon of cold water and add it to the mixture. Gently working it in.
  • 5Continue to add water a tablespoon at a time until you form a ball of dough. It should still be a tiny bit dry. You don't want it soaked.
  • 6Wrap it in wax paper and put it in the fridge for about an hour.
  • 7Filling Directions
  • 8Take all the filling ingredients and put them in a bowl and mix. Let them sit for about 15 minutes till the apples and ingredients get nice and juicy.
  • 9At this point you want to preheat your oven to 425 degrees.
  • 10Roll out your bottom crust and place in a 9 inch pie pan.Just a little note if you have a marble rolling pin put it in the freezer for about a half hour before you roll out the dough. It makes it much easier to roll.
  • 11Put the apple mixture into crust and get ready to make your topping.
  • 12Topping directions
  • 13Take flour and brown sugar and incorporate them together using a wire whisk.
  • 14Take your stick of cold butter and slice it into the mixture.
  • 15With a fork or pastry cutter cut the butter into the flour mixture until it resembles little balls.
  • 16Flute the edges of your pie crust BEFORE you put the crumb topping on.
  • 17Spread crumb topping over the apples until it is completely covered.
  • 18Bake at 425 degrees for 50 minutes... Cover the pie with foil the last 15 minutes of baking so your crumbs don't burn.
  • 19The pies juices should be bubbling up through the crust. That's how you know it's done. Enjoy!

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About French Crumb Apple Pie

Course/Dish: Pies, Fruit Desserts
Collection: A+ Apple Pie

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