Dutch Apple Pie #SundaySupper

A crumb topping makes this Dutch apple pie so easy to make, plus who doesn’t love a streusel topping???Dutch Apple Pie | Cinnamon spiced apples in a pastry shell with a streusel topping

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.

Dutch Apple Pie | Cinnamon spiced apples in a pastry shell with a streusel topping

Making the BEST Apple Pies

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Dutch Apple Pie | Cinnamon spiced apples in a pastry shell with a streusel topping

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Dutch Apple Pie | Cinnamon spiced apples in a pastry shell with a streusel topping

Dutch Apple Pie

Serves 6-8 servings     adjust servings

A delectable apple pie topped with streusel


  • 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


  1. Roll out pie dough and fit into a 9-inch pie plate. Place in refrigerator while preparing the filling. Preheat oven to 400º.
  2. Toss apple slices with sugar, lemon juice, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Set aside, stirring once or twice to help dissolve sugar.
  3. In a medium bowl, using two knives or pastry blender, cut butter into flour and sugars. Then pinch with fingers till large crumbs form.
  4. 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.
  5. Cool before slicing. Serve with vanilla ice cream.


Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving As Served
Calories 483kcal Calories from fat 110
% Daily Value
Total Fat 12g 18%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Transfat 0g
Cholesterol 31mg 10%
Sodium 6mg 0%
Carbohydrate 95g 32%
Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
Sugars 71g
Protein 3g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories 2000
Total Fat Less than 65g
Sat Fat Less than 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g
Dietary Fiber 25g
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  1. This Dirch apple pie is like having the best of both worlds. An apple pie AND crumble! Yours looks absolutely delicious and I will make sure to take a look at some of the other contributors recipes to the SSC. Beautiful photos, your pie looks delicious. Sammie

  2. Liz, this is the perfect period for apple pie!!!
    Yours looks delicious…
    Happy Sunday

  3. We used to make pies with streusel topping at school, and I loved them! It really was perfect for those who weren’t so… talented with crusts!

  4. Que bien de manzana 🙂
    Un saludito

  5. wow that apple filling…unbelievably delicious!

  6. Dutch Apple Pie is my favorite.

  7. So many apples in this pie! Love it 🙂

  8. This looks spectacular Liz, I love how firm the filling is!

  9. Oh yum I just adore apple pie and I can’t wait to go apple picking to make one with freshly picked apples! This crumble topping is SO MUCH EASIER than trying to make a pretty pie crust! Love it

  10. I did not know to what ‘Dutch’ referred before today. I love learning something new. Now, if I could only grab a slice of your pie through the computer!

  11. Yes to everything about this! I made my first crumb pie a couple weeks ago and I can’t wait to make another one. Just sooooo good!

  12. Would you believe that this is my all time favorite pie in the whole world yet I’ve never attempted to bake one??? This looks incredible Liz!! oxox

  13. You make the most beautiful desserts! Seeing your pie today made me decide I HAD to remake my apple crisp (my fav fall apple dish) so I went to the local apple farm, bought some Honeycrisp apples and the crisp is in my oven right now! lol

  14. I love Dutch Apple Pies! It’s like a cross between a crumble and a pie. So perfect!

  15. Can you ever go wrong with apple pie and ice cream? I think not!

  16. This looks delicious! Apple pie is my favorite pie of all time.

  17. Oooh I’m craving a Dutch Apple Pie now! That crumb topping!! My fave!!

  18. Wow Liz! this looks amazing! crunchy and creamy! I would love to try your pie. Well done!

  19. Hotly Spiced says:

    A perfect dessert for autumn. I do love the crumbly topping on this apple pie. I had a dinner party on Saturday night and as the weather here is very cold, I served hot apple pie for dessert with a scoop of ice cream. Wrong season I know but what can you do about the weather! xx

  20. I’ve just got to make this!! I’ve got a big bag of apples I just bought that wants to be transformed!

  21. colleen @ foodietots says:

    This is my dad’s favorite pie! I used to make it for his birthday every year. (Still do, when we get to spend it with him!)

  22. Lynn@Happier Than A Pig In Mud says:

    Apple pie is a favorite here! I peeled a couple apples yesterday too -Happy Fall:@)

  23. Dutch apple pie is the best! Streusel topping is way better than any fancy pie crust lattice in my book 🙂 Your variation looks delicious!

  24. I’ve tried different versions of apple pie, but this is the first time I’ve heard of Dutch apple pie. Love the additional of ice-cream, dear! xoxo

  25. Apple pie is my favorite pie but rarely take the time to make it. Yours looks perfect! I’m sure it wouldn’t last a day in my house.

  26. Apple pie of any kind is my husband’s favorite. He would adore this recipe — so much so that he may not notice the large box of shoes/boots arriving any day from DSW!

  27. What a sublime pie, you had me a crumb topping!

  28. I love baking apple goods with a variety of apples, too. And I LOVE streusel topping. Great pie!!

  29. I think a Dutch Apple Pie might be my favorite fall dessert. I love the idea of using different apple varieties!

  30. Lizzy,
    I love crumbs, so I would love this pie. I’ll have to keep an eye out for Northern Spys.

  31. Just how I like my pie, with crumbs. Beautiful job, Liz!

  32. I have a very good friend who is Dutch and I always asked her to make her apple pie when there was a function we were both invited to, back when we lived in the same city. So full of apple goodness and that crumble! Yours looks absolutely perfect, Liz! If only WE lived in the same city.

  33. That topping just might win me over!

  34. It’s fully, we always called this “grandma’s appple pie” because she never did a top crust, unlike my mom. Only now do I know it has a real name!! Delicious!

  35. Fabulous looking pie!

  36. I have yet to find anyone that doesn’t like a streusel topping. I’m a huge fan and so happy that this pie only calls for one pie crust. Just one still gives me the willies but I think I can handle it if this is the reward!

  37. jadwal bola Di tv says:

    Now I am going to do my breakfast, after having my breakfast coming over again to read more news.

  38. Claudia Lamascolo says:

    this is delicious looking I just love a good apple pie with ice cream!


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