French Apple Pie Recipe
French Apple Pie
Flavors of France
Total time: 1hr to 2hr

Prep. time: 40 minutes
Baking time: 25 minutes

Difficulty: Easy
Chef's Note
- 250 g (9 oz.) puff pastry
- 1 egg yolk, for glaze
- 2 tbsp. melted butter
- 8 tbsp. pastry cream
- 5 Apples, peeled and thinly sliced
- sugar
- cinnamon

Finishing (optional)
- 1 tbsp. Calvados
- 250 ml (1 cup) heavy cream
  1. Butter a tart mold or pie plate; roll out the puff pastry and line the mold; prick all over with a fork to prevent it from swelling up.
  2. Brush the edges with an egg yolk beaten with 1 tbsp. water.
  3. Fill with the pastry cream.
  4. Arrange the apple slices on the pastry cream in a rosette pattern; sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon.
  5. Bake in a preheated 220° C / 450° F oven for about 25 minutes. 


  1. Serve warm or cold; 
  2. flambé with calvados if desired; 
  3. whip the cream with the sugar and top each slice with a spoonful of whipped cream just before serving. 


  1. combine 125 ml (1/2 cup) brown sugar with a little melted butter and a pinch of flour; 
  2. sprinkle over the pie before baking. 
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