Recipe of the Month – French Apple Pie

If you are looking for an apple pie recipe for this holiday season, give this one a try. I don’t know where I got this recipe but it is a good one with a couple of twists on the crust. Instead of a rolled traditional crust, this pie features a pat-in-the-pan cookie nut crust. However, the recipe for the crust as written always produces way more crust than needed.


Pat in the Nut Cookie Crust


1/2 cup margarine, softened

1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar

1 1/4 cup flour

1/2 cup chopped walnuts

1/2 t. vanilla

1/4 t. salt

1/4 t. baking soda


Mix margarine and brown sugar. Stir in remaining ingredients until crumbly. Press against bottom and side of 9″ pie plate.

French Apple Pie Filling & Topping


4-5 large tart apples, pared and thinly sliced

1/3 cup granulated sugar

2 T. flour

1/2 t. cinnamon


1/2 cup flour

1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar

1/2 t. cinnamon

1/4 cup firm margarine


Prepare crust (above). Heat oven to 425 degrees. Mix apples, granulated sugar, 2 T. flour and 1/2 t. cinnamon. Turn into crust. For topping, mix 1/2 cup flour, brown sugar, and 1/2 t. cinnamon. Cut in margarine until crumbly. Sprinkle over apples. Cover edges with aluminum foil. Bake 15 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees. Bake apples until tender, about 25 to 35 minutes. Cool slightly before serving. Cover and refrigerate any remaining pie.

Recipe of the Month: Swedish Apple Pie #AtoZChallenge

AWelcome to the first day of the A to Z Challenge, I am sticking with my normal topics for┬áposting but keeping up with the letter of the day. On the first Wednesday of each month, I share a recipe. Today is A which is for Apple Pie – Swedish Apple Pie to be exact.

IMG_2937I received this recipe from my mom. With no bottom crust and a simple pour over topping, it is probably more like an apple cobbler than a pie. (Heck, I like that I don’t have to roll out any pie crusts). No matter what you call it, it is delicious and easy to make!


Sliced Apples (about 3 Granny Smith)

1 T. cinnamon

2 T. sugar

3/4 cup of melted butter

3/4 cup sugar

1 egg

1 cup flour

pinch of salt


Fill pie pan about 2/3 to 3/4 full of sliced apples. Mix sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle over apples. In a bowl mix the melted butter, sugar, egg, flour and salt. Spread mixture over apples. Bake for 45 minutes at 350 degrees.

Looking for another pie recipe? Try Oreo pie.