A traditional Dutch apple pie is a great first pie to try to make….because there’s not an additional pie crust to roll out and try to get on top without it falling apart. Honestly, I actually prefer Dutch apple pie to regular because it’s like an apple crisp inside a pie shell. Heavenly!
Difference Between a Dutch Apple and an Apple Pie
Just looking at the pie will give you the biggest difference, the crumb topping. A traditional Dutch apple pie can also be found to have cream added to the pie filling, but not all of them, including this one.
One of the benefits of a Dutch apple vs traditional is that you won’t end up with that big space under your top crust as the apples cook down in the oven. The crumb topping just settles right on down with the apples 🙂
If you’ve never made an apple pie before, please try this one first because not only do I think it is better than traditional, it is much easier to master your first time around.
What Type of Crust to Use in a Dutch Apple Pie
There is nothing special about a crust for a Dutch apple pie. You can use a store-bought one, or try my fabulously flaky homemade pie crust recipe. Don’t let anyone guilt you into thinking that your crust has to be homemade to make this amazing pie taste great.
Traditional Dutch Apple Pie Video
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An easy apple pie with an amazing crumble on top! Perfect for the holidays.
1 store-bought refrigerated pie crust or your favorite homemade recipe
8 cups peeled and sliced apples
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup flour
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon cinnmon
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
For the crumb topping:
1 cup flour
2/3 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup salted butter, room temperature
- Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
- Roll out the pie crust into a 9″ pie pan and crimp the edges. Place in the fridge to keep it cold while you prepare the rest of the steps.
- Combine the apples, flour, sugar, lemon, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt in a large bowl. Set aside.
- Blend together with your fingers the flour, brown sugar, and butter for the crumb topping until the butter is mixed in enough so you can squeeze it with your hand and it sticks together.
- Pour the apples into the pie crust, then top with the crumb streusel, making some bigger and some smaller crumbs.
- Bake the pie on the middle rack for 40-45 minutes, until bubbly and golden brown. Allow to cool completely before serving.
- Serving Size: 1/8
- Calories: 489
- Sugar: 48 g
- Sodium: 139 mg
- Fat: 18 g
- Saturated Fat: 10 g
- Unsaturated Fat: 4 g
- Trans Fat: 0 g
- Carbohydrates: 81 g
- Fiber: 4 g
- Protein: 4 g
- Cholesterol: 36 mg
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