Dutch Apple Pie

With apple season come apple pie, that just a given around here.  Apple pie also just happens to be one of my father’s favorite desserts.  So in honor of his birthday I baked him a Dutch apple pie with the wonderful local apples I bought at the farmers market.

Dutch Apple Pie

  • 1 (9 inch) deep dish pie shell
  • 7 cups apples – peeled, cored and sliced
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup pecans (or other nut)
  • 1/2 cup butter

*I really love the streusel topping so I make 1 and a half times the streusel for the pie to make it extra streusel-ly.

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
  2. Combine 2 tablespoons flour, white sugar, and spices in a large bowl.   Mix well then add apples that are have been peal, sliced, and cored. Gently toss apples to evenly coat them.
  3. Pour apples into pie shell and dot with 2 TB of butter or butter replacer.  Then lay a sheet of aluminum foil lightly on top of filling, but do not seal.
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes.
  5. While filling is baking, make Streusel Topping: In a medium bowl combine 3/4 cup flour, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, brown sugar, oats, and lemon peel. Mix thoroughly, then cut in 1/2 cup butter or margarine until mixture is crumbly. Remove pie from oven and sprinkle streusel on top and then give it a good pat down so the streusel bits don’t roll off the pie.
  6. Reduce heat to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Bake an additional 30 to 35 minutes, until streusel is browned and apples are tender. Cover loosely with aluminum foil to prevent excess browning.

Enjoy with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream or just by itself.  This pie also makes a great breakfast the next morning!

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4 Comments

  1. Posted September 13, 2010 at 12:57 pm | Permalink

    Great idea to make extra streusel topping! Looks delicious! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Susan
    Posted September 13, 2010 at 3:50 pm | Permalink

    Mmmm! That looks delicious :) I’m happy apple season is here. It might be in my blood or something, but I feel so contented when I know people are baking apple pies for people they love.

  3. Posted September 13, 2010 at 7:58 pm | Permalink

    Y U M!!!

  4. Posted September 17, 2010 at 12:54 pm | Permalink

    Oh my gosh you pie looks SO good. My mother always made her apple pies with streusel topping, and I could never understand why everybody didn’t. Two pastry crusts just always seems so boring in comparison. ;)

    And you’re just like me – make LOTS of extra streusel. I’ve never put oats in mine, though – must try that one day. Lovely apples you found, too! :)

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