French Apple Pie Recipe

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French Apple Pie

There is something about a homemade apple pie that really makes me happy – not only is it yummy but it fills the house with an amazing smell

I decided to show you a little twist on a normal apple pie — the yummy twist is the apricot rum glaze … yes… apricot rum glaze….

French Apple Pie is the best way to describe this recipe — I was inspired to make this recipe when I gathered the organic gala apples at a local farm. I want to do a rustic recipe that was simple and a little elegant

French Apple Pie Recipe

Everything you need to make this yummy dish is above

If you want to make this dish gluten – free simply use a gluten – free crust πŸ™‚

I did not end up using the powdered sugar – I thought I would sprinkle a little bit on top of the pie as a finishing touch BUT when it was done I really did not want to add anything extra

There is actually two levels to this dish the first layer is a homemade chunky applesauce

French Apple Pie Recipe

Then you will layer with apple slices – bake for about 20 minutes and glaze πŸ™‚

If you do not want to put rum in the glaze you can use water πŸ™‚

French Apple Pie Recipe

Below is the finished delicious dessert πŸ™‚ Total YUM!

French Apple Pie Recipe

French Apple Pie Recipe



  • 1 Pie Crust
  • 6 medium-sized apples - Gala
  • 3 tablespoons of unsalted Butter
  • ½ teaspoon of lemon zest
  • ⅓ Cup of White Sugar
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • For the Glaze:
  • ½ cup of apricot preserves
  • 1 tablespoon of Rum or Water


  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Peel all the apples - cut 3 into slices - dice the other 3 apples
  3. In a medium skillet over medium heat melt 1 tablespoon of butter
  4. Add diced apples, sugar, cinnamon, and lemon zest. Cook for about 6 minutes
  5. When they are soft - use a potato masher and mash
  6. Pour into the pie crust
  7. Arrange the apple slices - melt the rest of the butter and pour over the apples
  8. Bake pie uncovered for about 20 minutes
  9. In a sauce pan about 3 minutes before the pie is cooked - heat preserves and rum together.
  10. When it has developed into glaze consistency brush over the pie
  11. Enjoy!