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a simple recipe of dutch apple pie

Dutch Apple Pie Recipe

  • Author: Lynette
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 50 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American


A crispy crumble topping on a homemade apple pie filling make this dutch apple pie a family favorite!



Homemade Apple Pie Filling

  • 1/2 cup white sugar plus 2 Tablespoons of brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 6 cups thinly sliced peeled apples

Homemade Dutch Apple Crumble Topping

  • ¾ cup of flour
  • ¼ cup of white sugar
  • ¼ cup of brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup of butter, room temperature


  1. Preheat oven to 375° F.
  2. Peel and slice 6 cups of apples into a large bowl. Add sugar, flour, and cinnamon. Mix well and place in prepared pie crust. (See note below.)
  3. Blend the crumble topping ingredients with a pastry blender is a separate bowl.  Spread on top of apples, slightly pat to hold in place.
  4. Bake at 375° for 25 minutes. Add pie crust shield and bake 20-25 minutes longer or until crust is golden brown and filling is bubbly. Cool on a wire rack.


Before adding my homemade apple pie filling to the pie crust, I add about 2-3 teaspoons of flour to the bottom.  My great-grandma always did and so do I.  I believe it helps to take some of the extra juices from the apples and thickens them to allow the bottom crust to cook completely.  I do this trick for every single pie I make!

If crust is browning too much, cover with foil during the baking process.

How do you know when your pie is done?  Every oven can be a little different.  I bake mine for about 5 minutes less than what the directions say.  I then check the pie two ways.  One, I look for just the slightest little bubble coming from the pie filling.  Two, I take my pie and very carefully, lift it up to see the bottom crust.  (I use these pot holders for maximum grip.)  The bottom crust should be a nice golden brown.  If the pie is not met these two goals, then I put it back into the oven for five more minutes and check again.  I check every five minutes until the pie is done!

Make sure to let your dutch apple pie cool on a wire rack.  It will need to cool about one hour before serving.

Make sure to pick a tart apple for your pie.  I prefer Jonagold apples but Granny Smith apples also work well with this recipe.

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