French Apple Pie

French Apple Pie

The top crust on this old favorite features walnuts, raisins and fresh gingerroot.

30 min. prep time
8 servings
252 Ratings



Single crust unbaked 9-inch pastry


1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup golden raisins
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
2 teaspoons freshly grated gingerroot
3 to 5 medium (5 cups) Granny Smith apples, cored, thinly sliced


3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
Ice cream, if desired


Heat oven to 375°F.

Combine 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/4 cup flour, raisins, 1/4 cup walnuts and gingerroot in large bowl. Add apple slices; toss gently to coat. Spoon into pastry shell.

Combine 3/4 cup flour and 1/2 cup brown sugar in small bowl; cut in 1/2 cup butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in 1/4 cup walnuts. Press mixture evenly over apple mixture.

Bake 50-60 minutes or until apples are fork tender. (If crust is browning too quickly, cover edge with 2-inch strip of aluminum foil.) Serve warm with ice cream, if desired.

Recipe Tip

Fresh ginger has an intense, somewhat lemony flavor. Choose plump, firm ginger from the produce section. Grate fresh ginger with the smallest grater you have.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories: 500

Fat: 24g

Cholesterol: 30mg

Sodium: 250mg

Carbohydrates: 68g

Dietary Fiber: 4g

Protein: 5g

Recipe #10033B©1998Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

This is an incredibly delicious and easy pie since you only have to do the bottom crust, I used the Land O Lakes recipe for the crust which was simple to make. It's got that great crunchy topping and is amazing with vanilla ice cream. I followed the recipe exactly and it turned out perfect, I would highly recommend.
How should this recipe be stored? I'd like to make it two-days before Thanksgiving and then take it to my family's house for the holiday. Should I store this in the refrigerator after baking it?
I've been making this for's a great pie recipe. You won't be disappointed!

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