|Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 12g||16%|
|Saturated Fat 6g||28%|
|Total Carbohydrate 67g||24%|
|Dietary Fiber 6g||21%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
This recipe for French apple pie with streusel topping is a classic. The streusel topping is much easier to handle than a second top crust, so this pie is simple for beginners to make, especially if you use a refrigerated or frozen pie crust for the bottom of the pie.
This pie also is known as Dutch apple pie and it makes your house smell incredible as it bakes.
For the pie crust, you can purchase a crust mix in a box, prepare it and fit it into the pie pan, or you can buy a frozen pie shell. Don't use a graham cracker crust; it won't stand up to the apple filling. It's not difficult to make your own crust though, and this hot water pie crust recipe is simple to follow.
Try this low-calorie and healthy apple pie version.
- For the Pie:
- 1 (9-inch) unbaked flour pie crust
- 8 cups apples (peeled, thinly sliced)
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- For the Streusel Topping:
- 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 5 tablespoons cold butter
Note: while there are multiple steps to this recipe, the French apple pie is broken down into workable categories to help you plan for preparation and baking.
Prepare the Pie
Gather the ingredients. Preheat the oven 425 F.
In a large bowl, place the apple slices and sprinkle them with the lemon juice.
In a small bowl, mix together the granulated sugar, 3 tablespoons flour, and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon until combined.
Sprinkle the sugar mixture over the apples and toss to coat.
Spoon this mixture into an unbaked 9-inch pie crust, mounding the apples in the center of the pie shell.
Make the Streusel
In a medium bowl, mix together 2/3 cup flour, brown sugar, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, and butter until crumbly.
Sprinkle the streusel over the apples in the crust.
Bake the pie for 12 minutes.
Reduce the oven temperature to 350 F. Bake the pie 30 to 40 minutes longer, or until the apples are tender when pierced with a fork and the juices are bubbling in the center of the pie.
Cool the pie on a wire rack.
How to Pick Apples For Baking
- When you're making a pie, choose the best apples for baking. Those varieties include Baldwin, Cortland, Granny Smith, Jonagold, Northern Spy, and Winesap.
- You want an apple that will stand up to baking and keep its shape even after it's cooked. Some apples turn to mush when they are heated. That's great for applesauce, but not for a pie!