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French Apple Pie

Apples, raisins, cherries and cinnamon are baked into this crumbly crust pie.

If you’re not a huge fan of making pie crusts, this recipe lets you off the hook by using a crumbly topping and a store-bought shell. Because most store-bought shells come in flimsy tins that are not really deep enough for this recipe, I prefer to remove the pie tin and fit the crust into a cake tin. I first apply a non-stick spray, then fit the crust to the sides, add the filling then top with the crumbly crust. You might want to put a cookie sheet on the rack below the pie just in case any juices run over during baking. That’s a lesson that I learned the hard way.

French apple pie just out of the oven

French Apple Pie

Apples, raisins cherries and cinnamon are baked into this crumbly crust pie. Makes one deep-dish pie.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Servings: 6
Calories: 381kcal
Author: Kevin Lamoureux



  • 1 9-inch deep dish pie crust
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 4 cups apples peeled, cored, sliced (about 5 medium)
  • ¼ cup flour
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ cup pitted cherries
  • ¼ cup raisins


  • cups flour
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 8 tbsp softened butter
  • ½ tsp cinnamon



  • Preheat oven to 425° F
  • Mix white sugar, flour, nutmeg and cinnamon in a large bowl.
  • Stir in apples, cherries and raisins.
  • Add filling to the pastry shell.


  • Combine the remaining flour, butter, brown sugar and remaining cinnamon to form a crumbly mixture
  • Cover the pie filling with the crumble mixture topping.
  • Cover the pie with tin foil.
  • Bake 50 minutes, removing foil 10 minutes before done.

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