French Apple Pie Recipe

This post about French Apple Pie recipe was published in 2015.  I have updated the post to include our short cut tips for making an apple pie.

As part of my blogger relationship with Kauffman’s Fruit Farms I received a box of Mix and Match Apples in return for this yummy post with my favorite French Apple Pie Recipe.

When I first opened this box I was amazed by the number of apples that came. Layer after layer of apples and 8 peaches. I could not resist some late season peaches. I encouraged everyone to try an apple and tell me what we should make with them.

french apple pie pin

Their response was simply, “eat them!”. As we quickly found out, these apples are crisp and juicy. Perfect for snacking. I knew, however, that the tarter varieties int he box wouldn’t be eaten as quickly, so there came my idea for making our delicious French Apple Pie Recipe. 

several different types of apples on a ledge

French Apple Pie Recipe

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As a busy home cook, I did not peel the apples. I am sorry sometimes I just want to make a dish and not make it too fancy.

I think this French Apple Pie Recipe tasted fine with the apples and the peels, but if you have the time and desire, peel away.

cut up granny smith apples in a bowl and one cut with an apple slicer


Also true to my short cut philosophy, I used a pre-made frozen crust. Once again, feel free to use your amazing crust recipe and send me one too. I have never had been good at making crust so ready-made is my go-to for pies.

I used a simple corer and slicer to cut my apples. This makes them a bit thicker than some, but I knew they would cook down, so I as happy with the size. You might prefer to cut these slices in half making them thinner.

Once you have cut all of your apples, put them in your crust. I first dumped them in the crust and found they stacked up a bit higher than I wanted.

Take a little time to evenly distribute them in the crust so they cook evenly. 

making the apple pie crumb topping in a bowl


Make your crumb topping. I love my pastry cutter, but you can use 2 forks too. Whatever methods works best. You simply want your crumb to be well mixed and easy to spread across the apples.

french apple pie filled but uncooked with topping on

Press the crumb topping onto the apples and bake. I place my pies on cookie sheets to save my oven from the overflow of juices.

Allow your pie to cool and serve warm or at room temperature. A scoop of vanilla ice cream makes it even better, but isn’t necessary since this French Apple Pie Recipe is so good all by itself!

French Apple Pie Recipe like ours is an easy way to take tart apples and make them into a mouthwatering sweet dessert everyone loves topping with ice cream!

boxes filled with apples in styrofoam

You have a choice of the apples peach combination but my apple box from Kauffman’s Fruit Farms included:

  • 8 Ginger Gold Apples
  • 16 Summer Rambo Apples
  • 8 Peaches
  • 8 Pink Lady Apples
  • 8 Sansa Apples

We enjoyed testing out these apples, but also making a simple and delicious French Apple Pie Recipe to enjoy for dessert. Apples are such a healthy snack option, and so satisfying as a dessert!


Other Apple Recipes:

  • Apple Pear Cranberry Crisp
  • Apple Butter Bars Recipe
  • Apple Crumble Pie Recipe
  • Caramel Apple Pie Bites Recipe
    easy apple pie recipe

    French Apple Pie

    Yield: 8-10 Slices
    Prep Time: 15 minutes
    Cook Time: 45 minutes
    Total Time: 1 hour

    Make a delicious and easy Apple Pie with a crumb topping and tart apples


    • 6 Cups Sliced Apples
    • 1/2 cups sugar
    • 1 tsp Cinnamon
    • 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
    • 1 9 inch pie shell, unbaked
    • 1/2 cup butter
    • 1/2 cup brown sugar
    • 1 cup AP flour


    1. Preheat over to 425 Degrees
    2. Combine apples, sugar, cinnamon, and 2 tbs of flour. Place into unbaked pie shell
    3. With a Pastry Blender or 2 forks, mix butter, brown sugar, and 1 cup flour until crumbly Sprinkle over apple mixture and pat down with your hands
    4. Bake for 15 mins. Lower temp to 350' and bake for an additional 30 mins. Watch the pie so it does not brown too quickly. You can add tin foil over it to prevent this.
    Nutrition Information
    Yield 8 Serving Size 1
    Amount Per Serving Calories 362Total Fat 14gSaturated Fat 8gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 5gCholesterol 31mgSodium 127mgCarbohydrates 59gFiber 3gSugar 35gProtein 3g

    All information and tools presented and written within this site are intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information on should only be used as a general guideline.

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  1. Oh, you had me at Apple Pie, WOW looks delicious! I loved seeing your full process and this is the perfect time of year to pick some fresh apples!

  2. you totally can especially with the pre made crust….

  3. A short cut philosophy is a great philosopy, said me and mom’s everywhere. ? This pie looks great!

  4. Love apple pie. Apple pie is my husband’s favorite pie and is a must for the fall season. My favorite apple dessert is apple fritters.

  5. I love cooking and baking with apples this time of the year. Something screams FALL when it is apple time!

  6. I have never made a complete pie from scratch. Your pictures and attention to detail makes me think I can do this! This is definitely getting me in a fall frame of mind.

  7. Oh yum, I really need to make one of these soon. I’ve definitely been in the mood for apples the last few weeks.

  8. That is a lot of Apples. This would be great at a House Warming or any type of home entertaining event and will definitely be a crowd pleaser. Great Recipe

  9. We love apples! This recipe looks amazing, so easy to make too! I need to make this for my family!

  10. Yummy!! I love apple pies and apple crumble and apple sauce…
    Perhaps I just really like apples.
    Can’t wait to try this recipe 🙂

  11. What a delicious apple pie. I remember going apple picking with my grandma so she could make homemade pie. Man i miss those days.

  12. My kids would love this but I’m allergic to apples so won’t be able to eat it but I’m sure it’s delicious!

  13. We just went apple picking yesterday, so we have tons of apples to make these. YUM.

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