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The Best Homemade Dutch Apple Pie.

I have served this pie to about 20 different people and they have all said they really like or love it.

My grandpa grew up on apple pie as his family had an apple orchard. When he ate his first slice he asked for another serving and kept saying it was the best apple pie he has had.

It really is a delicious recipe and is the best homemade Dutch Apple Pie I have tasted as well.

I believe it tastes so good in part because of the homemade crust that is made with butter and not with shortening. 

This crust buttery crust can hold up the heavy apples, the crumble that goes on the apples, as well as ice cream or whipping cream. 

Amazingly, the crust can be made in 5-10 minutes. It should then be blind-baked for another 25 minutes. It only is made with 5 common ingredients and doesn’t need to be rolled out—you simple make it in the pie pan.


Of course, it’s not just the crust that makes this, ‘the best homemade Dutch Apple Pie’; the mixture of Granny Smith and Red apples is a great combination of sweet and tart, they are baked to perfection. The crust, apples, and sweet cinnamon brown sugar topping are a delicious marrying of flavors—especially with added ice cream.

What flavor of ice cream should be served with this Dutch apple pie?

Any creamy vanilla will do or my favorite, Häagen-Dazs Dulce de Leche Ice Cream makes a perfect pair. With this pairing, this pie becomes absolutely amazing!

How complicated is this Dutch Apple Pie?

This is a 3-part-pie, you can watch both videos (one for the crust and one for the pie) to see just how easy it is to make…

You’ll likely want to make the three parts in this order. You’ll make this quick 5 ingredient pie crust and get it baking. While it bakes, you can make the pie filling and set it to the side to allow the apples to sweat. While the apple slices sweat off excess moisture and the pie crust cools, you make the topping. Now you are ready to assemble all three parts together and put the pie in the oven.

How long does it take to make and bake?

The recipe will take about 50-60 minutes to make all three: the crust, filling and topping, and it will take another 50-60 minutes for the pie to bake. The time is well spent though! If you do this right, I can almost guarantee those who try it will love it.

Supply list for The Best Homemade Dutch Apple Pie

deep dish 10-11″ pie pan (I got my deep dish stoneware pie dishes from Crate and Barrel for an unbelievable price of $6.00 each). If you do not have a deep dish pan, you can use 2/3rds of the recipe.

apple corer, slicer, and peeler

measuring cups and spoons

2 large mixing bowls

Ingredients for The Best Homemade Dutch Apple Pie

Dutch Apple Pie Filling

  • 5 medium-large peeled, cored, and sliced cooking apples. I used 3 granny smith 2 red for a great combination
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 12 Cup granulated sugar
  • 14 Cup brown sugar, packed
  • 3 Tablespoons flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 14 teaspoon nutmeg

Dutch Apple Pie Topping (put over apples before baking)

  • 1 1/2 Cup flour
  • 1⁄2  Cup granulated sugar
  • 1⁄2  Cup brown sugar, packed
  • 2/3 Cup butter 

Directions on how to make The Best Homemade Dutch Apple Pie

Watch the video on this page or continue reading to find out how this pie is made…

  1. Preheat the oven to 375ºF.
  2. Make this quick and easy 5 ingredients homemade pie crust and put it in the oven to blind bake.
  3. Peel, core, and slice the apples into thin rings, and cut the rings into halves or quarters.
  4. In a large mixing bowl mix together and using clean hands mix together the apple slices, flour, white and brown sugars, lemon juice, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
  5. Set the bowl to the side. You’ll want to give the apples at least 30 minutes to sweat off moisture so that your pie is not overly soggy.
  6. In a separate bowl cut the butter into the dry topping ingredients. Once it comes together in a bit of a crumble, set to the side.
  7. In a pre-baked pie crust, tightly layer apple slices, making sure to not add the apple juice sitting at the bottom of the bowl.
  8. Top the apples with the brown sugar topping.
  9. Set the pie on a baking tray to catch the apple juice that will boil out and cover it with a tin foil tent to protect the edges and top of the pie from burning. Bake at 375º F for 55+ minutes or until the top is golden brown and the inside juices are bubbling out.
  10. Serve warm with ice cream (Häagen-Dazs Dulce de Leche Ice Cream is a perfect pair to this Dutch Apple Pie, vanilla is great too).
  11. Refrigerate leftovers for up to 4 days.
The Best Homemade Dutch Apple Pie

The Best Homemade Dutch Apple Pie

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 35 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Additional Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 10 minutes

An amazing flavor combination of cinnamon, apples and brown sugar served on top of a buttery homemade crust. This Dutch Apple Pie is sure to impress and please family, friends, or otherwise.

Ingredients

  • 5 medium-large peeled, cored, and sliced cooking apples. I used 3 granny smith 2 red for a great combination
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1⁄2 Cup granulated sugar
  • 1⁄4 Cup brown sugar, packed
  • 3 Tablespoons flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • Topping
  • 1 1/2 Cup flour
  • 1⁄2  Cup granulated sugar
  • 1⁄2  Cup brown sugar, packed
  • 2/3 Cup butter

Instructions

    1. Preheat the oven to 375ºF.
    2. Make this quick and easy 5 ingredients homemade pie crust and put it in the oven to blind bake.
    3. Peel, core, and slice the apples into thin rings, and cut the rings into halves or quarters.
    4. In a large mixing bowl mix together and using clean hands mix together the apple slices, flour, white and brown sugars, lemon juice, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
    5. Set the bowl to the side. You'll want to give the apples at least 30 minutes to sweat off moisture so that your pie is not overly soggy.
    6. In a separate bowl cut the butter into the dry topping ingredients. Once it comes together in a bit of a crumble, set to the side.
    7. In a pre-baked pie crust, tightly layer apple slices, making sure to not add the apple juice sitting at the bottom of the bowl.
    8. Top the apples with the brown sugar topping.
    9. Set the pie on a baking tray to catch the apple juice that will boil out and cover it with a tin foil tent to protect the edges and top of the pie from burning. Bake at 375º F for 55+ minutes or until the top is golden brown and the inside juices are bubbling out.
    10. Serve warm with ice cream (Häagen-Dazs Dulce de Leche Ice Cream is a perfect pair to this Dutch Apple Pie, vanilla is great too).
    11. Refrigerate leftovers for up to 4 days.

 

Notes

This is a 3 part pie. You'll likely want to make it in this order. You'll make this quick 5 ingredient pie crust and get it baking. While it bakes, you can make the pie filling and set it to the side to allow the apples to sweat. While the apple slices sweat off excess moisture and the pie crust cools, you make the topping. Then, you are ready to assemble all three parts together and put the pie in the oven.

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