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French Apple Pie Recipe

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This recipe for French Apple Pie, by , is from Blue Ribbon Winners & Family Favorites, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Kay Jashinsky
Added: Wednesday, February 25, 2009


crust for 9 in. shell
combine 1 1/2 C. all purpose flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 C. lard
1/2 C. margarine
enough water to form a ball

Mix together 4 C. sliced apples
1/8 tsp. salt
1/4 C. white sugar
1 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
Put into unbaked pie shell and cover with streusel topping.

Streusel Topping
Mix well together 3/4 C. brown sugar
3/4 C. sifted flour
1/3 C. butter (not too soft)
Pour on top of apples and bake at 400 F. for 25 to 30 min.

400 F. for 25 to 30 min.




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