Favorite Dutch Apple Pie Recipe
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/2 cup quick-cooking oats
- 3/4 cup butter, melted
- 2/3 cup sugar
- 3 tablespoons cornstarch
- 1-1/4 cups cold water
- 3 cups diced peeled tart apples
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- In a large bowl, combine the flour, brown sugar, oats and butter; set aside 1 cup for topping. Press remaining crumb mixture into an ungreased 9-in. pie plate; set aside.
- For filling, combine the sugar, cornstarch and water in a large saucepan until smooth; bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from the heat; stir in apples and vanilla.
- Pour into crust; top with reserved crumb mixture. Bake at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until crust is golden brown. Cool on a wire rack. Yield: 6-8 servings.
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I followed the recipe exactly and like it a lot. The flavor profile is unexpected and very different but I enjoyed it. I do intend to try it again but without the glaze and vanilla using sugar, flour, cinnamon and nutmeg. I absolutely love the crust!!!
I gave this four stars because it needed tweaking. I wouldn't even consider making a dessert with apples without cinnamon. So yes, I did the same. I added a tsp of cinnamon and a 1/2 tsp of nutmeg. I also had some trouble with the cornstarch clumping up in the water no matter how long I boiled the water. So I wound up with a few gummy clumps in my pie. So next time I make this I would have to add the cornstarch slowly. Also, I baked mine for 40 mins and it was too long. My crust was hard and it was darker brown (not like the picture)...but then again, I should have known because that is how my oven is...SO YES, I would definitely make this again and just bake it for less time and would also solve my cornstarch problem. The flavor was great WITH the added spices.
In the Netherlands we call this kind of Pie "oma's appel Taart" a Nan's apple Pie in english but in all Dutch apple pies there will be Cinnamon in it.
For a twist add about 100gr (about 4 ounces) raisins into apple mix. It taste delicious
Great crust and topping, but where is the cinnamon? I added cinnamon and nutmeg and got some great reviews from family and friends. I didn't cook the apples, I just added them to the filling and this turned out fine. I slice my apples thin so this probably helped.
This is a great easy recipe for people on the go, or who have never done an apple pie before. I have to agree with the other folks. Make your pie filling with spices or it will be bland. I didn't cook my filling. I went old school and dumped the raw apples, cornstarch, and everything in a bowl, mixed it together, and it baked up just fine. One tip I think you may find useful is you can also use instant oatmeal packets. Just cut back on the brown sugar for the topping (I used 1/2 cup packed brown sugar). Also, I doubled the recipe for the crust and the topping using 2 packets of Apple Cinnamon oatmeal for each, for a deep dish pie. I just found that saving a cup wasn't enough for the topping, but boy was it delicious! I used a combination of 3 each Jonathan and granny smith apples and it turned out mighty tasty. Great starter recipe to build on or to make on the fly.