Tired of eating apples or juice made of them? Why not try something else? No, I don’t mean apple cider or donuts. You can actually make a delicious apple pie. Compared to caramel apples or apple crisp, making an apple pie is much easier, more delicious, and it doesn’t take much time.
Even if this is the first time that you are trying a dutch apple pie recipe, you will not be disappointed. Of course, the recipe will be much better once you master it. But, the initial trial will be praiseworthy as well.
Things the Recipe Requires
You will need to have 5 cups of diced apples from 5-6 medium-sized apples. There is no hard and strict rule when it comes to choosing apples. You can pretty much make a pie using any kind of apples. Another than the apple, you will need –
For the Filling
- 1 tbs lemon juice
- 3 tbs flour
- ¾ cup brown sugar
- 1 tsp cinnamon (grounded)
- ¼ tsp nutmeg
For Crumb Topping
- ¾ cup flour
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- ¼ cup granulated sugar
- ⅓ cup butter (at room temperature)
- 1 homemade pie crust or store-bought
Making Dutch Apple Pie
Simply follow these easy steps below, and your pie will be ready without taking too long.
Skin and Slice the Apples
As I just mentioned, apples need to be diced. Before you do that, first you need to slice apples. You can do it in the traditional way using a knife, or use an apple slicer/corer to make slicing much easier. This tool can be found in local stores, or you can order one from any e-commerce site.
After slicing into many pieces, now you need to skin those slices. If you find skinning the apples first and then slicing to be more convenient, be sure to do it as you prefer. I personally prefer skinning and then slicing the apples.
Then, dice the pieces. Don’t make pieces too large or too small. Now, mix the diced pieces with lemon juice, flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Make sure the coat is evenly given onto each piece.
Make Crust and Topping
You have both the option to use either a homemade pie crust or store-bought. Be sure to roll the dough into the pie dish and fill with the mixture. Leave it aside, and in the meanwhile, prepare the topping.
Take a medium or large bowl depending on the size of your pie, and mix flour, brown sugar, and butter using a pastry blender or fork. Pure the crumb topping over the apple filling. All done. Was it even a hassle? I hope not.
Into the Oven
Head to the oven and put the bowl inside the oven for about 50 minutes at 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Oh, I almost forget, the bowl pouring crumb topping over the filling should be oven safe. When it’s done, the pie will turn into golden brown color.
Yeah, your apple pie is done and ready to be served. It tastes more delicious when it’s warm.
If you want variations in apple pie recipes, you can also try making french apple pie.
Now that you know the dutch apple pie recipe, you will figure out how to make the most out of a whole bunch of apples during the fall season when apples are widely available and cheap.