French Raisin Apple Pie

A crumb topping distinguishes French apple pie from other traditional pies.

Preparation time: About 20 minutes
Baking time: 60 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Sun-Maid Natural Raisins
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons plus 3/4 cup all-purpose flour, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups (4 to 6 medium) peeled, chopped tart apples
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 9-inch unbaked pie dough round or shell
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter or margarine
  • Directions:

    HEAT oven to 425 F.
    COMBINE raisins, sugar, 2 tablespoons flour, cinnamon and salt. Mix with apples and lemon juice. If using pie dough, fit into 9-inch pan according to package directions.
    POUR fruit into pie shell.
    COMBINE remaining 3/4 cup flour, brown sugar and butter just until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle crumbs evenly over raisin-apple mixture.
    BAKE on lowest oven rack for 10 minutes. Reduce temperature to 350 F and bake an additional 45 to 55 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm or cold.


    Makes 8 servings.

    Variation: Apple Crumble

    Prepare ingredients as for French Raisin Apple Pie, omitting the pie shell. Place fruit in a 9-inch pie pan or an 8 to 9 inch round or square pan. Sprinkle brown sugar crumb mixture over fruit. Bake at 350 F for 30 minutes or until golden brown and fruit is bubbly. Serve warm or cold.