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. 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.
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 their peels, but if you have the time and desire, peel away.
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.
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.
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!
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!
French Apple Pie
- 6 Cups Sliced Apples
- 1/2 cups sugar--use less for sweet apples
- 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
Preheat over to 425 Degrees
Combine apples, sugar, cinnamon, and 2 tbs of flour. Place into unbaked pie shell
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
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.