Sharon's Whiskey-French Apple Pie

"This is an adaptation of Fresh Apple Pie from a really old Betty Crocker cookbook. I spiced it up at hubby's request by adding a shot glass of whiskey. Might be a neat idea to also add 1/2 cup raisins."
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Ready In:
1hr 5mins
1 pie




  • Pastry dough:

  • Mix flour, oil and salt until particles are pea size/.
  • Sprinkle water in, mixing until all flour is moistened and pastry almost cleans side of bowl. (If pastry seems too dry, add 1 to 2 tablespoons oil - do NOT add extra water).
  • Gather pastry into ball and flatten between 2 sheets of waxed paper. Roll pastry a bit larger than pie plate. Peel off top waxed paper, flip pastry into pie place and gently take off other waxed paper. Trim and complete pastry.
  • Pie:

  • Heat oven to 425 degrees. Prepare pastry. Mix sugar, flour, nutmeg, and cinnamon. Stir in apples. Pour whiskey over apple mixture and stir thoroughly. Turn into pastry-lined pie plate. Top with French Apple topping.
  • Topping:

  • Mix all ingredients until crumbly. Put on top of apple filling. Bake 50 minutes. Cover topping with aluminum foil during last 10 minutes of baking. Amazingly perfect served warm or cold.

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    Thanks to a swap I am in with Sharon I chose to surprise my DH with this. For us I chose to cut this recipe by half and not put in the pastry pie. What can I say ~ We ate the whole Pie!
  2. TLashier
    Awesome! My husband loved the secret ingredient!
  3. CheSara
    My husband actually made this yesterday and it is already gone!!! (He liked the idea of whiskey and putting apples in the food processor :) VERY GOOD. Thank you!
  4. Jezski
    Wow! Give your husband a hug from me. A GREAT idea! My apple pie has always been semi-famous locally BUT...this adds a real plus. I admit that I didn't want to go downstairs to get the whisky so I used the brandy which was right at hand. My, my, my. Absolutely delicious! (But NO nutmeg; I don't care for it._


I'm a RETIRED high school administrator. I love to cook and my husband is a patient taste tester for me (poor baby)! Very lucky he is not a picky eater! We have an awesome son and daughter-in-law but unfortunately they live in Los Angeles so not much physical visiting. Lots of phone calls though! ? I love collecting cookbooks (drives my husband crazy), logo golf balls, and salt & pepper shakers (thanks to getting started with the old recipezaar swaps!). Recipezaar/ has been a fantastic site for me. I have learned a ton at this site and really enjoy all of the forums (I think I'm getting addicted to the Swaps!!) My next big challenge is to learn how to put photographs on of the dishes I am making. Suggestions are definitely invited!!
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