If you’re anything like me, you love pie. It’s a staple dessert in our home. This recipe for French Apple Pie is awesome—a super easy one crust pie finished off with a yummy, crumbly top. So if you’ve got apples, French Apple Pie is what you should be putting in your belly.
Wait. Isn’t apple pie with the crumbly top called Dutch Apple pie?
Maybe. Some people use Dutch and French interchangeably to describe this kind of pie. Even in my research, there wasn’t a real clarification to what the determining factor is that makes a modern apple pie French or Dutch.
All I know is, regardless of what you call it, it’s tasty.
So shall we get to making it?
French Apple Pie (or Dutch Apple or Whatever Apple)
4 cups sliced apples
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 cup sugar
2 Tbsp. butter
unbaked pie shell – 9″
Place apples in the unbaked pie shell.
Combine cinnamon and sugar and sprinkle it over the apples.
Dot with butter. (You can use more butter than the recipe calls for. I might have. Don’t judge.)
1/2 cup softened butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup flour
Combine topping ingredients with a pastry cutter until crumbly. Sprinkle it over apples.
Bake pie at 450 for 10 minutes, then reduce heat to 350 and bake for 45 minutes longer.
(Psst. Secret to not burning the edges of the pie crust? Use a pie shield .)
Look at that. Crumbly top with just enough crunch, yummy apple filling, and fabulous crust. And it wasn’t too hard to do.
Pie is amazing. Don’t you think? French Apple pie is one of my favorites.
French Apple Pie
A yummy apple pie with a cinnamon brown sugar pie. Sound delicious? It's easy to make.
- 4 cups apples, sliced
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 2 Tbsp. butter
- 1 9" unbaked pie shell
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup flour
1. Place apples in the unbaked pie shell.
2. Combine cinnamon and sugar, sprinkle over the apples.
3. Dot with butter.
4. Combine topping ingredients with pastry cutter until crumbly. Sprinkle over the pie.
5. Bake pie at 450 for 10 minutes. Then reduce heat to 350 and bake for 45 minutes longer.
Check out some of my other favorite pie recipes!