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.
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 Tasteofhome.com. 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.