French Apple Pie
30 min
1 hr 20 min



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

1/2 cup cold Land O Lakes® Butter

1/4 cup chopped walnuts


Ice cream, if desired

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 375°F.

  2. STEP 2

    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.

  3. STEP 3

    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.

  4. STEP 4

    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.

Tip #1

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.

Tip #2

Love apple pies? Try our highest rated Blue Ribbon Apple Pie! You can't go wrong with this classic.


24Fat (mg)
30Cholesterol (mg)
250Sodium (mg)
68Carbohydrates (g)
4Dietary Fiber
5Protein (g)


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  December 09, 2011

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.

— says mel
  November 22, 2010

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?

— says Heather
  November 05, 2010

I've been making this for's a great pie recipe. You won't be disappointed!

— says Danielle
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