Who can resist a sweet, buttery Dutch Apple pie? This easy recipe is the best of the best – it always comes out just right with a ton of buttery, cinnamony, apply flavor. If you’ve wondered how to make that crumb topping you’ll find the secret right here.
For this recipe you’ll need: unbaked pie crust, apples, sugar, flour, ground cinnamon, ground cloves, lemon juice, butter, brown sugar
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The crumble topping, meltingly tender apples, and all of that cinnamon flavor call me from where ever I am to take one. more. bite. I just can’t resist a good Dutch Apple pie! There’ve been so many times that I’ve made it and the topping melted or ended up with a weird texture that I couldn’t believe when this one came out exactly right.
It took years, people. Years.
Use whatever apples you have available. I like to use a mixture of sweet and tangy so usually try to go with a combination of Granny Smith, HoneyCrisp, Pink Lady, and Braeburn. Experiment to find a combination that you like best. You can certainly use all one type but the flavor is a little more flat and “eh”. I promise you, if you’re looking for an apple pie that will win a blue ribbon at the state fair you want to use a mixture of apples. It’s just so much better.
Apple pie is not my favorite pie. It’s not even my favorite fruit pie – blueberry has that honor. Still, it’s like saying that American chocolate is not my favorite chocolate. Yes, I love high end European chocolates but that doesn’t mean I won’t go through several pounds of Hershey’s Kisses in one sitting.
I know you understand.
Anyway, apple pie might not be my favorite but it is definitely in my top five. In fact, when it’s made like this it may just be my second favorite. It makes the house smell so good – there’s no candle that can match it.
Give my favorite Dutch Apple pie a try and see if you don’t love it as much as I do.
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Dutch Apple Crumble Pie Recipe
- 1 inch unbaked 9- pie crust - chilled
- 8 cups sliced cored peeled apples a mixture of granny smith, honey crisp,pink lady, etc works best
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup flour
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1 tablespoon cider vinegar or lemon juice adds more flavor
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter room temperature
- 1 cup flour
- 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons sugar
Heat oven to 400°F.
On a floured surface roll dough into a circle roughly 2 inches bigger than a 9-inch pie plate.
Place the pastry in the pie plate.
Put in the freezer while preparing apples.
In a large bowl toss the everything that remains except the topping ingredients.
Spoon into the pie plate, mounding the apples up in the center.
Use your fingers to mix the butter, flour, and the brown sugar until it is crumbly.
Put on top of the filled pie.
Sprinkle with the 2 tablespoons of sugar.
Bake 40 to 55 minutes or until pie crust and crumb topping are deep golden brown and filling begins to bubble.
Transfer to cooling rack to cool before serving.
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