Apple Pie

apple pie

Did you know that Monday, Sep. 29th, is International Coffee Day? If you like coffee like me, you will grab a cup of joe to celebrate. We like to wake up to the smell of coffee in the morning.

One of the best ways to enjoy coffee is to have it with dessert, of course! In the fall I like to take advantage of freshly picked apples by making apple-themed desserts. There's nothing like sipping a warm cup of coffee while enjoying a freshly-baked apple pie on a crisp fall evening. I was inspired by an old recipe to make this pie. The topping is made of flour, sugar and butter that you mix together and sprinkle on top of the apples before baking. I prefer this topping to a pastry dough and we enjoyed it with our Starbucks coffee!

What do you like to bake in the Fall?


1  9-inch Tenderflake pie shell, defrosted at room temperature
4 large apples, peeled and sliced
1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
3/4 all-purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup butter, at room temperature

1- Preheat oven to 350F.
2- Place apples in the pie shell. Sprinkle 1/4 cup sugar and cinnamon on top of apples.
3- In a food processor pulse the flour and remaining 1/2 cup sugar for 10 seconds. Add the butter and pulse until mixture resembles corse meal. Sprinkle on top of apples.
4- Bake at 350F for 40 minutes. Let rest at room temperature for one hour before serving.

Disclosure: I am a member of the MLF Connects program. As part of my participation in this program I have received compensation, however all opinions on La Cuisine d'Hélène are my own. 


  1. A wonderful pie! I'll have to make one soon...



  2. I agree: coffee+dessert is always amazing. It's just the perfect way to end a meal (or to indulge in an afternoon slice of pie)! Pie looks great and I love that you topped it with a streusel. I always do double crust apple pies, but this recipe is the best of apple pie+apple crisp mixed into one :)

    1. It's the perfect combo. Thanks for visiting my blog :)

  3. I love apple pie! I usually make apple crisps in the fall though because I'm hopeless at pastry making haha. ;)

    1. Apple crisp is on of my fav dessert in the fall :)

  4. I did not know about Coffee Day! We are coffee lovers too :) I never tried Keurig, we have a Tassimo and we are happy about it, maybe I have to stop by for a coffee and a piece of pie ah!
    Which BTW looks amazing! Love your white chair too!

  5. Oh Helene! I didn't know that Sept 29 is International Coffee Day! Now that I do though you can darn tootin bet your horn I'm gonna drink the heck out of it that day. And be verrrrrry sorry the next ;)

    PS. Always bake apples in the Fall. And pears. And plums. And pretty much anything I can get my hands on. Pumpkin too. And carrots. And beets ;)

    So stoked to be a part of FBC with you - xo

  6. Mmmmm....pie. Now I want pie. Doh! Love that pic of the pie on the white chair :-)


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