Quicker French Apple Pie

French Apple Pie

This recipe is SO GOOD!  The Granny Smith apples really give a tart freshness that calls out, "This is the way apple pie should always taste!"

There's pie crust on the bottom and a crumble on the top, with hot apple goodness in between.  Below you will see I made mini pies.  They're perfect for those folks that love eating crispy pie crust with every bite.


  • 1 prepared pie crust for 9" pie
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • dash of salt
  • 6 cups chopped pared apples

Crumb Topping

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup firm butter

Heat oven to 425ºF degrees.  Prep pastry.  Mix sugar, flour, nutmeg, cinnamon, salt in large bowl.  Stir in apples.

Place crumb topping ingredients in food processor and pulse until crumbly.

Turn apple mixture into pastry lined pie plate.  Top apple filling with Crumb Topping.  Cover topping with aluminum foil during last 10 minutes of baking.  Bake 40-50 minutes.

When baking mini-pies, REDUCE OVEN TEMPERATURE to 325ºF degrees and bake for 25 minutes.

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