French Apple Pie Recipe

I wasn’t sure if I would be able to get this done today but with my crazy schedule again tomorrow I am making time.  I promised you the recipe for this delicious

French Apple Piedone french apple pieCan’t you just smell it!! Thanks mom for this amazing recipe!

OK, here is how it all started.

bowl of applesThis neighborhood is so amazing and everyone shares with everyone. So we got the call one of the neighbors apple tree’s was overflowing so come and get some.  The boys and I grabbed a couple canvas totes and gathered some apples.

First I will give you simple instructions on making your own pie crust. You can, of course, buy an already made crust but this really is super simple and delicious and will make a crust for an 8 or 9″ pie pan.

Ingredients:  1c. All Purpose Flour, 1/3 c and 1T of Crisco or other shortening, 1/2t salt, and 2T water.

I mixed everything together with a fork and then once it was all somewhat moistened I used my hands to finish the process and work it into a ball. Now here is a great trick I learned for rolling it out. Place a piece of wax paper down on your counter and place the round ball of dough in the center. I press it flat a bit with the palm of my hand then place another sheet of wax paper on top and use the rolling pin to work the ball out in different directions making a round pie crust. I flipped over my pie pan and place it on the top to find out when it was big enough. Now I peeled off the top piece of wax paper and place my pie pan upside down on the crust and carefully slide my hand under the other piece of wax paper and flip them right side up. Then I remove the other wax sheet and use my fingers to get it just right in the pan. As you can see I then use my fingers to make a neat little edge around. You can do it how ever you like. homemade pie crustNow for the Pie Filling & get the oven preheating to 425 degrees

Ingredients:  This will vary depending on if you are making a 8 or 9″ pie so I will give you both. For a 9″pie you will mix 3/4-1c of sugar with 1 tsp of cinnamon or you can use nutmeg if you prefer and mix in 6 cups of sliced apples. For an 8″ pie you will mix 1/2 – 3/4c sugar with 3/4 tsp. of cinnamon or nutmeg and you add that to 4-5 cups of sliced apples.

I prefer my apples to be peeled as well so I actually cored, peeled and sliced the apples for my pie. french apple pie before the topping

It is looking so good already but we are not done yet. Now we need to make the delicious crumbly crust.

Ingredients:  Again these vary based on the size pie you make so I will again give you both. For a 9″ pie you will mix together 1/2C brown sugar packed, 1/2C butter with 1C of flour. I use my hands for this but don’t over mix just get it to a nice crumbly consistency and sprinkle over the entire pie. For an 8″ pie you will mix together 1/3C brown sugar, 1/3C butter with 3/4C flour. french apple pie before the ovenLast but not least put this beauty in the oven for 50 – 60 minutes at 425. Take a look at it after 30 minutes to make sure the crumbly crust isn’t burning I would put a piece of aluminum foil loosely over the crust for the last 10-20 minutes of bake time. Then let it cool down before cutting so it can all set up. I have heard some people recommend letting it sit over night before slicing into it but let’s be real…..that will not happen in our house. Ours was gone before the next morning. 🙂 french apple pie and ice cream

I hope you enjoy!!

Maybe I can get my Cinnamon Cucumber recipe posted to you all soon as well.

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2 Responses so far.

  1. I love how your neighbors shared their apples with you! And that pie looks really good!

    • Valerie says:

      This neighborhood is amazing. Another neighbors stops by with cantaloupe and watermelon, another with tomatoes, cucumber and one offers up hot peppers and the other one with the apples. They are amazing so I make apple pies and deliver them and fresh eggs from our chickens, etc. It is really too amazing. 8)

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