Sunday, October 10, 2010

Dutch Apple Pie

Dutch Apple Pie

Ok, so I have all these apples that I need to use up. I don't think that the kids mind too much for me to cut up a few to make a pie. I asked the kids what they wanted me to make with the apples and the unanimous vote was Apple Pie. So, I decided to make my husbands favorite... Dutch Apple Pie. I have actually never made one before. I usually buy it for him. So, today I did something new, and made him a homemade dutch apple pie. Let's just say he's happy. :)

It was fairly easy to make, I had Braeden make the crumb topping/crust. Mikey helped me make the filling :). I love it when they help me cook.

Crumb crust/topping:

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup quick cooking oats
3/4 cup butter, melted

2/3 cup sugar
3 tbsp cornstarch
1 1/4 cups cold water
3 cups diced peeled tart apples (I used red delicious)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

In a large bowl, combine the flour, brown sugar, oats and butter; set aside 1 cup for topping. Press remaining crumb mixture into an ungreased 9-in. pie plate; set aside.

For filling, combine the sugar, cornstarch and water in a large saucepan until smooth; bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from the heat; stir in apples and vanilla.

Pour into crust; top with reserved crumb mixture. Bake at 350F for 40-45 min. or until crust is golden brown. Cool on a wire rack. Yield: 6-8 servings.

I got this recipe from It looks so yummy. It had great reviews. I did add as suggested by a reviewer to add a little apple pie spice. I only had pumpkin pie spice. But I used it very sparingly. Only a dash or two.

1 comment:

  1. I just made a variation on this recipe. The crust is the same. But with the apples, I cut up 5-6 apples. zested in some orange peel and then squeezed in an orange in with the water. Then I made the thickening syrup including the vanilla. and mixed it in with the apples. I think it will be a nice orangey flavor to this amazing apple pie.