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Friday, November 5, 2010

Chew on This | Dutch Apple Pie

An apple a day keeps the doctor away, soooo let's eat a few of them...

and there is no better way to indulge in autumn's most sought after fruit than in an apple pie. Of course, I'm not talking about any ol' ordinary apple pie...I'm talkin' about a Dutch Apple Pie-the pie with the scrumptious crumbly, sugary, buttery, somewhat crunchy, oh so good streusel topping!

This is what you will need:
2  pounds (about 5-6) apples, flour, granulated sugar, brown sugar, butter, cinnamon, lemon, salt, and 1 unbaked pie crust.  Optional: chopped walnuts for the top.

Make a crust for the bottom of the pie or use a refrigerated pie crust.  You only need one
'cause the top is the yummy streusel topping.  Roll out your dough on a slightly floured surface...

fit it in your pie plate, crimp the edges or roll your rolling pin over the top of  pie plate to finish the edges like so. 

Make the yummy topping first.  Combine the brown sugar, flour, butter, and cinnamon in a mixing bowl.

Cut the butter in with two knives-until it resembles course cornmeal-and set aside.

Peel, core, and thinly slice the apples-use a mix of tart apples like McIntosh, Granny Smith,
or Golden Delicious.

Pour in the lemon juice and stir, then add the flour, sugar, cinnamon, and a dash of salt.


Stir to blend and...

fill your pie plate and get ready to sprinkle on the delicious topping that makes this a
Dutch Apple Pie.

I usually put a few walnuts in the center...and into the oven it goes for 40-45 minutes.

Let cool a bit before serving.   

Enjoy it with a scoop of ice cream...yum!


Here is the recipe:

Dutch Apple Pie

one 9" unbaked pie crust                                                        Preheat oven to 400 degrees

2/3 C flour
1/3 C brown sugar
1/3 C butter
1/2 t cinnamon

Combine the flour, sugar, and cinnamon in a medium sized bowl. Cut in the butter with two knives, until it resembles course cornmeal. Set aside until ready to use.

2 lbs. tart baking apples (5-6 apples like Golden Delicious, McIntosh and/or Granny Smith) 
1 T lemon juice
2 T flour
3/4 C granulated sugar
dash of salt
1 t cinnamon

Peel, core and thinly slice the apples into a large bowl.  Sprinkle with the lemon juice.
Combine the sugar, flour, cinnamon, and a dash of salt.  Stir until combined then mix with the apples.  Toss until covered.

Pour the filling into the pie shell.  Spoon the topping over the apples.  If you want to use nuts, add them to the top.  Bake at 400 degrees for 40-45 minutes or until apples are tender.

1 comment:

  1. Now we are back to my kind of food. Sweet anything. I will try this one. I love love love apple pie. The walnut thing on top, really did it for me.... Love nuts too.
    Dianne T