Monday, November 19, 2007

French Apple Pie

Here is my sister Allison's favorite pie recipe. Seems simple enough. I am planning to make a couple of them this week.


1 ready to bake pie crust
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup cornstarch
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Pinch of salt
6 cups cored, peeled and thinly sliced tart baking apples (approx. 4-5 med. sized apples)
1 cup flour (King Arthur's White Whole Wheat is actually the best.)
1/2 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
1/2 cup butter or margarine, room temperature

  1. Preheat the oven to 350* F.
  2. Mix sugar, starch, nutmeg, cinnamon, and salt into a large bowl.
  3. Stir in sliced apples.
  4. Dump apple mixture into prepared crust.
  5. To prepare the crumb topping, mix together flour and brown sugar. Blend in the butter or margarine until crumbly.
  6. Sprinkle crumb topping over pie.
  7. Bake pie on a sheet pan for 1 hour and 30 minutes.


Allison B. said...

Any leftover apple filling makes amazing applesauce too. Just add 1/4 water and bring to a boil in the stove. Simmer until apples soften. Yum.

scottandlesley said...

Made this twice this Thanksgiving. It was amazing. Thanks, Al!