A crumb topping makes this Dutch Apple Pie so easy to make, plus who doesn’t love a streusel topping???
When summer starts to wane, it’s time to think about apple desserts. And who doesn’t love a slice of warm apple pie with a scoop of vanilla ice cream? This streusel topped apple pie is a must make treat for autumn.
Dutch Apple Pie
I’m not sure if this pie has anything to do with Holland, but Dutch Apple Pie typically refers to an apple pie topped with a crumble topping. For me, it’s a delight not to fiddle with a top crust. Though I’ve finally gotten to where my crusts are consistently flaky and tasty, they’re not always so pretty once they get transferred to the top of a pie.
This pie’s streusel topping solves that problem. I’d recommend covering the surface with foil about half-way through the baking time as this recipe requires a longer stint in the oven in order to cook the apples to perfection. The last thing you want is a charred crust or topping. For another “easier than pie” recipe, this fabulous Maple Glazed Apple Galette is a terrific apple dessert that doesn’t need a top crust. And I make a Classic Apple Crisp at least once in the fall.
Tips for Making the BEST Apple Pies
PRO-Tip: I find the tastiest apple pies are made with a variety of baking apples. This ensures that there will be a depth of flavor, combination of textures and balance of sweetness and tartness.
My go-to selection is a couple each of Granny Smiths, golden delicious and Jonathans. Though, when I got a shipment of Northern Spys from Michigan, those alone made the best tasting pie ever—so if you have access to a spectacular pie apple, go for a solo variety. Otherwise, a nice mixture is your best bet.
Different apples soften at different rates in the oven. I will use a sharp knife to check 3 or 4 apples to make sure they’re soft before pulling the pie out of the oven
If you need to add more time and are worried about your crust getting too dark, just cover the perimeter with aluminum foil.
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Dutch Apple Pie
A delectable apple pie topped with streusel
- Prep Time: 30 minutes
- Cook Time: 50 minutes
- Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
- Yield: 8 servings 1x
- Category: Dessert, Pie
- Method: Baking
- Cuisine: American
- 3 pounds baking apples (use different types like Granny Smith, Golden Delicious, Jonathon), peeled and cut into slices
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- A few gratings of fresh nutmeg
- Pastry dough for 1 layer pie crust (your favorite recipe or pre-made crust)
- 1 cup flour
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 6 tablespoons butter, cool, not cold
- Roll out pie dough and fit into a 9-inch pie plate. Place in refrigerator while preparing the filling. Preheat oven to 400º.
- Toss apple slices with sugar, lemon juice, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Set aside, stirring once or twice to help dissolve sugar.
- In a medium bowl, using two knives or pastry blender, cut butter into flour and sugars. Then pinch with fingers till large crumbs form.
- Take crust out of the refrigerator and fill with apples. Sprinkle topping over top of apples. Bake for 40 minutes then reduce to 350º for 50 minutes or till filling is bubbling and apples are tender. Cover crust with foil if browning too quickly.
- Cool before slicing. Serve with vanilla ice cream.