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Favorite Dutch Apple Pie Recipe

Favorite Dutch Apple Pie Recipe

Everything about this dessert makes it the top request for family gatherings and one of our favorite apple pie recipes. The delightful crust cuts beautifully to reveal a filling with pieces of diced apple. At harvesttime or any time, you cannot beat this delectable apple pie. —Brenda DuFresne, Midland, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling YIELD:6-8 servings


  • 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


  • 1. 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.
  • 2. 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.
  • 3. 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.

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 488 calories, 18g fat (11g saturated fat), 46mg cholesterol, 185mg sodium, 79g carbohydrate (49g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein.

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meaamil User ID: 1877238 239412
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2015


cmkarkos User ID: 1066760 238374
Reviewed Nov. 29, 2015

"I would have given this 5 stars, however, it definitely lacks cinnamon and nutmeg! I should have read the reviews before I made it. I think with those additions, this would be a 10 star pie! LOVE the crust! I love that it adds more texture and flavor vs a standard crust. I might even add some finely chopped walnuts or pecans to the streusel topping!"

coronadoalison User ID: 6727673 238195
Reviewed Nov. 26, 2015

"Big hit this Thanksgiving. Everyone loved it. Easy to make. Will make again for Christmas."

jsk68 User ID: 6496996 236796
Reviewed Nov. 6, 2015

"made exactly as set out in recipe except added one teaspoon of cinnamon to filling. prep was easy and straight forward. enjoyed the pie filling but did not like the crust. the taste of butter was overwhelming. in the future I may prepare standard scratch pie crust with this filling."

willowstgirl User ID: 8543972 236016
Reviewed Oct. 31, 2015

"Did not like it at all/"

cherylyoung User ID: 5912806 235615
Reviewed Oct. 25, 2015

"Good pie recipe but I really loved the crust. Will use this to make other types of pie instead of the regular graham cracker crust."

jdogg22 User ID: 8421733 233509
Reviewed Sep. 26, 2015

"I made this today...not hard to make at all versus making pie crust from scratch. This pie was very good! I added cinnamon also as I read in the reviews...goes good with apple pie! Thank you for sharing! This recipe is a keeper :)"

gigisjewels User ID: 3915324 233281
Reviewed Sep. 22, 2015

"I have made this for years and it is a family favorite! I do add a little cinnamon to apples."

xlsalbums User ID: 5254917 222787
Reviewed Mar. 14, 2015

"My daughter helped me make this and she loved it. Super easy to make without a complicated pie crust!!"

JadoreDuGateau User ID: 8288729 222603
Reviewed Mar. 11, 2015

"Great recipe with a few slight tweaks (I've made this for family gatherings or when I just want a comfort food dessert) you need to add some cinnamon and nutmeg and you'll have one heck of a Dutch Apple Pie."

dvzarlingjr User ID: 7540095 222576
Reviewed Mar. 11, 2015

"Easy, delicious, and worth trying"

WisconsinG User ID: 4499424 219168
Reviewed Jan. 29, 2015

"My family loved this! The filling recipe is great for a two crust pie as well as Dutch Apple. Filling held together well, didn't run when pie was cut. I added a little cinnamon to the filling for a bit more flavor. I'm adding this to my recipe box!"

fcgrouchy User ID: 7019763 218995
Reviewed Jan. 27, 2015

"Have made this pie twice, added apple pie spice, and it has been a hit both times. Will make it again and again..."

meg1042 User ID: 7900035 218618
Reviewed Jan. 23, 2015

"Super easy and yummy! I little sweet, so next time I'll use a little less sugar."

monkeysmom1231 User ID: 1127016 218346
Reviewed Jan. 20, 2015

"This pie is very good, mostly due to the crust. I followed the recipe exactly as written except I added cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice to the crumb mixture and the filing thanks to the reviewers. I also added pecans to the topping. Will definitely make again."

pibbyklee User ID: 3500542 217606
Reviewed Jan. 11, 2015

"Total disaster! I did EXACTLY as the recipe stated. The only salvageable thing was the crust. It looked like a cornstarch slurry mess. I will never make this again."

ozarkfun01 User ID: 5913069 217564
Reviewed Jan. 11, 2015

"Made this pie and thought it was really good. Did like the crust, it reminded me of a cookie. I also liked the filling a lot, was very good, seemed like an apple pie filling you'd find in a pre-made apple pie. For some reason my pie crust was pretty thick even though I used 9 inch pie plate. My crust came out really hard also. I think I may have cooked a little too long. I noticed no one else had this problem so I'm sure it was on my end."

ClydeWoman User ID: 7322761 216812
Reviewed Jan. 3, 2015

"My friend and I like to get together and bake new recipes once a month. Today we made this and the filling is perfectly sweet and tart. We added 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon and 1/8th teaspoon to the filling and cut the vanilla to a small splash. The crust is perfect for people who love pie but hate making crust. Will totally make this again."

jmarcus12 User ID: 8141984 214147
Reviewed Dec. 6, 2014

"I made the pie the night before and then baked it during dinner so it would be warm for dessert. It came out perfect. The only thing i did was add cinnamon to the filling and little to the crust as well. I also used Honeycrisp apples. Fantastic!"

dlimos User ID: 8127576 50376
Reviewed Nov. 26, 2014

"i made this last year for Thanksgiving and it turned out great.. i just wanted to know if you can make it the night before... anybody please help.."

PenelopeWin User ID: 5924001 82799
Reviewed Nov. 18, 2014

"I just used the crumb topping because I have a great recipe for apple pie. This topping was delicious. I can't wait to make it again. Maybe today!"

nooneinparticular User ID: 8077055 23862
Reviewed Nov. 13, 2014

"Wonderful ! Family loved it ! Used red delicious apples, turned out BEAUTIFULLY!"

Rachelxhearts User ID: 8088674 65769
Reviewed Nov. 10, 2014

"The crust and topping are AMAZING! Even my family members that say the don't like pie love this recipe!! The filling was a little bland though so I added cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice to give it more of an apple pie flavor."

jemmajack User ID: 7530164 48533
Reviewed Nov. 1, 2014

"I made the pie for the first 3 times using the recipe, it was really good. After that I added 1/2 tsp cinnamon, 1/4 tsp nutmeg and I used orange juice instead of water. OMG try it."

lovecookin86 User ID: 8062537 23159
Reviewed Oct. 29, 2014

"Omg i was so proud of myself when i made my favorite pie myself mmm it was great.."

RedSox1970 User ID: 8028352 82791
Reviewed Oct. 9, 2014

"I made this for the first time, and my girlfriend Absolutely LOVED it! It's DELICIOUS, and the crust.... words just simply can't describe how Incredibly Delicious the crust really is!!!!!!!!!!!"

weverard User ID: 8026397 65680
Reviewed Oct. 7, 2014

"Added a bit more vanilla. It was fantastic!!!"

bloomer209 User ID: 3677794 50333
Reviewed Oct. 4, 2014

"Delish! Added a teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice."

Teris23 User ID: 7971329 202779
Reviewed Sep. 30, 2014

"I tried this recipe a couple weeks ago and I knew with the first bite it was going to be my favorite thing to make so everyone I love has gotten a pie!"

Pattifive User ID: 7731473 48531
Reviewed Sep. 16, 2014

"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!!!"

lisamaria User ID: 5442232 29833
Reviewed Sep. 16, 2014

"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."

Johan_hooij User ID: 7959471 65601
Reviewed Sep. 10, 2014

"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"

mbetchkal User ID: 748545 17873
Reviewed Sep. 8, 2014

"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."

peasshell8 User ID: 6654512 29810
Reviewed Jun. 18, 2014

"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."

pielover666 User ID: 7849515 58324
Reviewed Jun. 15, 2014

"As a pie lover, it is difficult for a pie to really impress me. This recipe not only impressed me, it changed me. I added a little cinnamon and nutmeg to the glaze as other reviewers suggested. Other than that, everything was perfect. The glaze was just the right amount to perfectly coat the apples with no excess remaining."

blue1946 User ID: 5528552 47611
Reviewed Apr. 30, 2014

"Very tasty and good. It didn't last long at my table"

DragonSlayersRosebud User ID: 198468 22403
Reviewed Apr. 22, 2014

"Definitely would add cinnamon, nutmeg and pumpkin pie spice to jazz it up. Tastes a lot like a apple pie crumble."

sgronholz User ID: 1473861 52782
Reviewed Apr. 17, 2014

"This recipe is wonderful! I used the crust and topping part of the recipe with the apple pie filling I had frozen ( and the two recipes complimented each other perfectly! I will definitely make it again and am also anxious to try the whole recipe when our apple tree bears again this fall."

valerie295 User ID: 7745673 24140
Reviewed Apr. 2, 2014

"Awesome! So easy to make and it tasted incredible. (I did add a bit of cinnamon.) We served with ice cream."

jdemlein13 User ID: 1091760 29809
Reviewed Dec. 24, 2013

"This is the Best Apple Pie Ever! My friends and family always request this. I follow the recipe exactly, no changes needed, the flavor is great. I make 10-12 every fall and freeze them for the rest of the winter"

ann.ross User ID: 1581352 65415
Reviewed Dec. 13, 2013

"great and easy. Must add spices or its bland."

afoth73 User ID: 1490711 47608
Reviewed Nov. 30, 2013

"I took this pie to Thanksgiving and had never even attempted an apple pie. Wow, was it a hit!! There was one piece left when we were done and my dad claimed it for himself before anyone else could! I also added about 1 tsp cinnamon and 1/2 tsp nutmeg. This pie is super easy and especially DELICIOUS!!!"

ladydragonfly9 User ID: 3582837 202778
Reviewed Oct. 22, 2013

"Wonderfully delicious and easy! I think this has become my families favorite apple pie. The only thing I did different with the recipe is to add lots of cinnamon and nutmeg to the filling. I also sometimes add toasted pecans to the topping. It's an easy enough recipe that anyone who can chop apples can make this ."

taradailynn User ID: 3861554 202777
Reviewed Oct. 6, 2013

"Easy and tastes great, I had cinnamon too to the filling"

gayewsga User ID: 3269714 48528
Reviewed Sep. 30, 2013

"Beyond delicious! This is our new favorite dessert. I added a 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon to the apple mixture as we love the taste of apples and cinnamon. Will return to this recipe often!"

mcl3965 User ID: 7416828 50255
Reviewed Sep. 25, 2013

"Made this recipe the other night and it turned out wonderful! I took advice from a previous review and added chopped pecans to the 'pie crust' and was not disappointed.

The filling set up perfect and the crust stayed together and was easily lifted out of the pie plate.
This will be my 'go to' apple pie recipe from now on.
Thanks again TOH for another great recipe!"

vonoepen User ID: 4967300 22394
Reviewed Jun. 2, 2013

"I forgot to mention that it was delicious and everyone loved it."

vonoepen User ID: 4967300 24136
Reviewed Jun. 2, 2013

"I made this for my Granddaughters graduation party and unfortunately, there was not enough. I might try to double recipe and make in 9x13 pan next time. I also added 4 cups of apples, l/2 t cinnamon, l/4 t nutmeg and a sml spot of lemon juice"

Classicrock User ID: 656532 23861
Reviewed May. 9, 2013

"I have made this pie many times over the years. It is NOT a traditional apple pie as it contains no cinnamon, but it's still yummy! We like to eat warm slices along with vanilla ice cream. -Lori in WI."

SMA88 User ID: 5615381 82788
Reviewed Feb. 27, 2013

"My dad's favorite dessert has always been apple pie. Several years ago my sister and I went apple picking and went searching for a good apple pie recipe to make with the apples we got for our dad. This is the ABSOLUTE BEST PIE EVER!!! My dad fell in love and now we make it for every family gathering, holiday and birthday. Over the years we have spiced it up quite a bit by adding cinnamon and nutmeg to the filling. We also add crushed pecans to the crust which is a great addition! We have also on occasion added dried cranberries to the filling!!! This pie is easy and delicious, I highly recommend it."

newlywedcooking User ID: 7148181 24133
Reviewed Feb. 23, 2013

"Fantastic! Easy to follow and quick. I added cinnamon and a dash of nutmeg. Will make again and again!"

monica92346 User ID: 7091322 23857
Reviewed Jan. 17, 2013

"So creamy and delicious!"

Keepalowprofile User ID: 7085179 24132
Reviewed Jan. 13, 2013

"I own a small organic apple farm and I am always trying new recipes.

This pie was easy and delicious.
I did make the filling sauce with my home made apples juice and I added cinnamon.
This will be my new "go to recipe" for apple pie."

crt142 User ID: 6986989 17872
Reviewed Nov. 24, 2012

"I made this pie. It was great!!! It was easy.!! My family loved it. I will be making this pie again."

tratuttle User ID: 3753823 22393
Reviewed Nov. 23, 2012

"This pie was easy to put together but very sweet. It seemed to be missed something so next time I will add cinnamon and nutmeg as other readers suggested. It has a lot of potential and I loved the crust!"

lirw User ID: 5812649 17871
Reviewed Nov. 20, 2012

"I made this last night... it was the worst pie. It tasted so disgusting. Something wasnt right with the filling. It had a weir taste. All I can say it was HORRIBLE. Threw the pie out."

jmkasprak User ID: 2880256 58320
Reviewed Nov. 19, 2012

"If you make this pie, listen the advice of the kind reviewers and add some spices. I added cinnamon and nutmeg to the filling and the crumbs, and sprinkled more cinnamon on top to make it pretty. I would call it "Apple Crisp Pie." I used a 9.5 inch pie plate, and it was quite full. My bottom crust became hard which made it hard to eat with a fork. I'm starting to think my oven runs a little hot, so I'll need to decrease the cooking time or turn it down 10 degrees."

gizesmom User ID: 5271726 29794
Reviewed Nov. 15, 2012

"Made this in hopes of taking it to my church for Thanksgiving dinner......THE WORST pie ever!!! I've made many regular pies that ALWAYS come out ideal. This one burnt around the edges, was THIN after stirring in the apples and vanilla. It ran over in my oven....a COMPLETE waste of my time and money. Never again!"

djed1261 User ID: 6956225 58319
Reviewed Nov. 5, 2012

"While the pie was quick to put together, it just tasted sort of blah. I will make this again, but will add spices to the filling. As written, the filling has a strange sweet, jelly texture that lacks interest."

Babcia_PA User ID: 56361 82785
Reviewed Oct. 29, 2012

"Since there was no cinnamon, nutmeg, or apple pie spice in this recipe there was really no flavor. Crust was good but if I make again I will be adding the spices."

krysatl User ID: 3950805 82784
Reviewed Oct. 28, 2012

"This my favorite apple pie recipe it is easy to put together and oh so delicious"

Teacherloves2bake User ID: 6904989 50252
Reviewed Oct. 7, 2012

"When I find a recipe online, I always look at the comments to see what others said about it before I commit to making it. I agree with most comments that this was absolutely DELICIOUS! The only thing I changed was when making the filling, I added a little more than 1 tablespoon of cinnamon and 1/4 teaspoon of ground cloves. I added it as soon as I turned on the burner, and whisked it in, a little at a time. I will be making this often!"

yramhtiek User ID: 6885851 47591
Reviewed Sep. 25, 2012

"I made this for the first time yesterday for after dinner and not a single crumb was left.

Thank you, it was great!"

annedailey User ID: 3444318 29692
Reviewed Aug. 1, 2012

"I've made this twice so far, and everyone who has tasted it absolutely LOVED it! I added cinnamon to the filling."

puppysmom User ID: 6401156 23853
Reviewed Jul. 2, 2012

"The best pie of this type I have ever made. This will probably be my go to recipe for apple pie. I used Rome apples and added a few sprinkles of spices. I used pumpkin pie spices since I was out of apple pie spices ( they are basically the same ). The family loved this pie."

jewels82 User ID: 6458327 22392
Reviewed May. 26, 2012

"something is off with the filling, wonderful crust and topping though"

newwings User ID: 6624321 82783
Reviewed Apr. 1, 2012

"This is possible the best apple pie anyone I have ever served it to has eve had after making a few changes. For deep dish, I doubled the oats, used 1/1 4 cups butter and used alittle more flour for the crust and topping. I also omitted the water cornstrach method althogether, but added alittle lemon juice to the apples instead. I mixed same amount of tapioca, as cornstarch, into apples(which can be increased along with sugar depending on pan side) along with the sugar and put the vanilla in apples too; decreased the oven temp to 325-335 and baked until apples were done. I also covered the edges with tin foil from the start. Never stayed on the counter very long. Yum Yum"

web_wench User ID: 5395737 23141
Reviewed Mar. 8, 2012

"I've made the pie many, many times and make these adjustments every time: I use brown sugar instead of white, add cinnamon, vanilla, butter and a dash of lemon juice to the filling after it's thickened. It's always a hit!"

pooperpea User ID: 6213560 22391
Reviewed Jan. 19, 2012

"OMG!!! This was so good! Hubby doesn't want any other apple pie."

sflg User ID: 6381449 52781
Reviewed Dec. 12, 2011

"I love the pie crust so much that I used it with another recipe, but I didn't like the filling."

Chococatgirl User ID: 3906855 82782
Reviewed Dec. 10, 2011

"I have made this pie several times over the years, and people actually request it. If you love fruit crisps, you will like this pie. It is best eaten fairly soon after you make it, as the topping starts to draw moisture from the fruit."

mcucinella User ID: 1379759 47588
Reviewed Nov. 27, 2011

"Great recipe, I did change it up some, I used 1/2 cup brown sugar blend (splenda) and 1/2 splenda in place of the sugar in the filling.and I used about 6-8 cups apple> I love more filling in my pie. also added cinnamon and nutmeg. with the pie filling. It was so goood that it never had a chance to cool off."

delowenstein User ID: 3766053 202776
Reviewed Nov. 25, 2011 Edited Nov. 1, 2014

"I recall making this pie and I adjusted the recipe by using 1/2 cup either regular or quick oats, 1/4 tsp. ground ginger, 1/4 to 1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg and 1 TO 2 tsp. ground cinnamon. I found this recipe very simple to prepare! delowenstein"

delowenstein User ID: 3766053 17868
Reviewed Nov. 25, 2011 Edited Nov. 1, 2014

"When this particular recipe did come out, I had prepared it and it was really good! Dawn E. Lowenstein"

mimirita User ID: 6302531 47587
Reviewed Nov. 25, 2011

"Very good. I increased the receipe ingredients to make it deep disn. Of course I increased the cooking time. I also added 1 tsp cinnamon to the syrup mix for a more Thanksgiving/fall flavor."

nkjs User ID: 163733 65362
Reviewed Nov. 5, 2011

"This pie is very heavy on crust/topping. It definitely needs some flavoring - cinnamon, nutmet, etc. Very bland. Will not make again."

mcucinella User ID: 1379759 23852
Reviewed Nov. 1, 2011

"Loved the pie, I used 1/2 cup brown sugar blend, and only 1/2 cup splenda, I also used some cinnamon and nutmeg in the apple mix. It Was delicious!!!"

ramblinrose999 User ID: 6310947 23850
Reviewed Oct. 30, 2011

"This actually makes a much better apple crisp! I just place apples in the bottom of a baking dish and sprinkle the crust portion on top. I also add 1 tsp cinnamon when making the apple mixture."

rh66 User ID: 1004111 29791
Reviewed Oct. 29, 2011

"First pie I've ever made. Turned out perfect. Tart and juicy, but not to sweet and gooey. Will definitely be making this again."

sanleetrex User ID: 1738379 58650
Reviewed Oct. 29, 2011

"very tasty, not real sweet, I added cinnamon and sugar to the apples before putting them together with the cornstarch and water."

Shelley Smith User ID: 5936731 48527
Reviewed Oct. 29, 2011

"Yes, the crust is a little dense as others have mentioned, but it is very easy to make and it is tasty. I also happened to have made it with Door County cherries and like that too. This is currently my pie recipe of choice because the crust is so easy to make and tasty and doesn't have a bunch of chemicals in it like a store bought pre-made crust. Making a traditional crust is sometimes a hassle that doesn't always turn out well (for me anyways)."

kITTYkAT143 User ID: 5980980 29790
Reviewed Oct. 29, 2011

"Very Good loved the topping"

jeannette71 User ID: 4858205 202775
Reviewed Oct. 28, 2011

"this is a large and tasty pie. I added a little cinnamon and will try other fruits and berries when I make it again."

annepaulette User ID: 5500739 29691
Reviewed Oct. 12, 2011

"This has become one of my favorite apple pie recipes"

katiesnewlife User ID: 1051046 58601
Reviewed Oct. 11, 2011

"This is quite tasty, but I found the crust a little too dense for my liking. However, it is still quite good, and I agree that it is easy and quick. Much less intimidating than a standard crust. My husband liked it a lot."

ebaca89 User ID: 5506041 22389
Reviewed Oct. 9, 2011

"First apple pie I have ever made, and it turned out great!"

tdelsant User ID: 6257071 82778
Reviewed Oct. 9, 2011

"Husband loved this recipe!!!"

splendor User ID: 5199808 22388
Reviewed Sep. 28, 2011

"My husband and I enjoyed this dessert. I added cinnamon, since we both like it with apple desserts. Will make it again."

silvrhwk User ID: 5129043 22387
Reviewed Sep. 26, 2011

"This pie was so yummy and amazingly easy to make. We harvested our apple tree and wanted to try something new, but were a bit intimidated by standard pie crust. This came together easily, pressed into the pie plate in no time at all, and was so delish! We added a little cinnamon to both the crust and the apple mixture. Yum!!!"

donda1002 User ID: 2448525 48525
Reviewed Sep. 23, 2011

"I've been making this recipe for a few years now. I've also make it using pitted Door County cherries & using the cherry juice from the cherries instead of water. it's delicious!!!"

DeAnna2008 User ID: 1063975 24130
Reviewed Sep. 5, 2011

"I have made this pie for years, and it is one of my favorite fast homemade recipes. It's a good one for new or young cooks to try because it's easy, yet it looks much more difficult than it is, so it's a good one to use to impress the in-laws or others. I also add a little cinnamon to the apples."

chilipower User ID: 6100887 47585
Reviewed Jul. 30, 2011

"tasty! I reduced the brown sugar to 1/2 cup and I also added 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon when I stirred in the apples and vanilla into the cornstarch mixture."

senzascusa User ID: 2756822 48523
Reviewed Apr. 14, 2011

"YUM! I'm so glad there were leftovers after my hubby took it for his friends! Really great. How, regarding the spices--it was only AFTER I began baking that I realized the filling contained no spices. In shock, I ran to read all the reviews and saw nearly everyone added them, so I did too. I added Cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice. It tasted AMAZING. Without the spices the filling was VERY bland.

The crust on the other hand--wow! Very fattening and high in sugar, but WOW! Deffo a recipe I will return to regularly."

spoofer234 User ID: 3451313 50248
Reviewed Feb. 6, 2011

"My whole family enjoys this for dessert!! I've made it several times for pot luck events and always receive rave reviews."

sweetcare User ID: 5395624 23849
Reviewed Jan. 18, 2011

"I am not a pie crust lover, and neither is my husband, so we look for recipes that have an alternative crust - this pie was absolutely delicious and a big hit at the family Thanksgiving dinner. I will definitely be making this again!!! Thank you for sharing this with us!!!"

splendor User ID: 5199808 29744
Reviewed Jan. 4, 2011

"My husband doesn't care for apple pie, but he really liked this. I will make this again. I also put cinnamon in it because we like cinnamon in apple desserts."

lsal86 User ID: 5361202 58315
Reviewed Dec. 7, 2010

"It would have gotten 5 stars if there were more spices in the filling though. I follow this recipe then add cinnamon, clove, allspice & ginger to taste...its a hit!"

kanazawa User ID: 5180505 17866
Reviewed Dec. 6, 2010

"Great! Wonderful flavor. Added walnuts to top crumb mixture."

Suzi88 User ID: 5632985 52778
Reviewed Nov. 25, 2010

"Absolutely delicious! We had it for Thanksgiving daughter added walnuts to the topping..yum!!"

Mrs. Raz User ID: 5543585 29742
Reviewed Nov. 20, 2010

"I may never make a regular crust again. This is a great pie. I added about teaspoon of salt to the filling. Then I added a teaspoon of salt and cinnamon to the crust. Accidentally I put the apples in with the water and starch and it still worked."

Coleen 53 User ID: 4171690 48521
Reviewed Nov. 16, 2010

"This is the BEST apple dessert I have ever made or tasted! I added 1 Tblsp of cinnamon to the dry mix and also 1 Tablsp. cinnamon to the filling,also added 3Tablsp. caramel ice cream topping to the mixture along with the vanilla..It was SO YUMMY!"

skmcclure User ID: 5494943 82777
Reviewed Nov. 16, 2010

"Quick and easy recipe. Wonderful taste. My parents don't even like apple pie, but they very much enjoyed this one!"

keverwann User ID: 1807985 22385
Reviewed Nov. 15, 2010

"I was really disappointed with this, particularly after reading all the rave reviews. I won't make the filling again because it was tasteless even after adding spices and didn't set right, but I will be using the crust recipe (a 3/4 recipe) for the next pie I make. Perhaps that will turn out better.

Reserving just a cup for topping left the crust really thick, so I reserved about 1 3/4 cup, which turned out nicely. I used 2 different kinds of apples to get a flavor blend and sprinkled some cinnamon and nutmeg on the bottom crust before putting the apple mixture in. Unfortunately, this still didn't really give the filling any flavor. I was amazed at how thick the water/cornstarch/sugar mixture got after boiling, but it was really jelly-like when I took it out of the oven. I was worried that it wouldn't set as it cooled, and it didn't really.
I will say though, that EVERY TOH pie recipe I read calls for a 9" pie dish, but EVERY ONE I make NEEDS a 9.5" Deep Dish pan. Don't believe what you read in the recipe; it doesn't fit in the smaller dish."

h2osmom User ID: 1429992 82773
Reviewed Nov. 15, 2010

"I would bake it a touch longer because I prefer the apples softer but the taste was terrific and I like the oatmeal in the crust. It reminds me of a pie and apple crisp rolled into one!!!"

Mrs. Peters User ID: 264420 82772
Reviewed Nov. 15, 2010

"I was just going to look for an apple pie that used crumbs for a crust on taste of homes website, and this poped up when i opened the website, so im gona try it right now..."

Jolandah69 User ID: 4709564 23840
Reviewed Nov. 15, 2010

"As a 'real' born and raised Dutchie I never put any extra sugar in this pie. I don't like it so sweet it needs to be a little sweet and a little sour (of applles or lemonjuice) instead - it's ment to be a fresh treat. That's the reason why I only use sugar in the 'dough', together with the apples I mix in some cinnamon and lemonjuice (spoon) - it's toooo yammie ... with whipped cream! Enjoy."

julzlynn2 User ID: 1327255 29725
Reviewed Nov. 13, 2010

"My husband said this was the best apple pie he's had. I added cinnamon and nutmeg and used an extra apple and a little less sugar in the filling. The apples were fresh tasting and the crust was crunchy and delicious. I'll be making this again!"

glogrizzle User ID: 2502213 29661
Reviewed Nov. 2, 2010

"Absolutely fantastic- family loved it-did add maple syrup to apples and did cut back on the cornstarch by 1 tablespoon- worked out great."

bphillips355 User ID: 5545065 47582
Reviewed Oct. 25, 2010

"This is a big favorite in our house. It was the first pie recipe both our daughters baked; so easy with the pat-in-the-pan crust. Sometimes if we're short on fresh fruit we'll make it with canned apple pie filling. Delicious, and even more so with a scoop of vanilla ice cream."

SophieS User ID: 1175866 24129
Reviewed Oct. 23, 2010

"This pie is easy to make and great when you don't feel like rolling out pastry. I added cinnamon to it and everyone loved it."

denicemt User ID: 4250155 24128
Reviewed Oct. 18, 2010

"I have made this too many times to count. It's so amazingly good that I have had people request it over and over again."

crewskl User ID: 1824767 29655
Reviewed Oct. 17, 2010

"Amazing, EASY apple pie recipe! I was looking for a quick and easy recipe to try and found it! The pie has all the flavors of a "traditional" apple pie but takes 1/2 the time! I added some cinnamon and nutmeg to the syrup to add some more fall essence... overall an award winning recipe!"

kathryn03 User ID: 5411952 29719
Reviewed Oct. 10, 2010

"This is the best apple pie I have ever tasted in my life. I am making it again right now. The old guy at the apple barn told us to use baking apples- they sure do make a difference! I give this one six stars"

jpauls01 User ID: 3770333 202774
Reviewed Oct. 8, 2010

"This is the ONLY Apple Pie Recipe that my husband wants me to make, and I make it a lot! I sometimes cook the apples a little to soften and add cinnamon/nutmeg to the mix as well."

merrybelle User ID: 4142356 58309
Reviewed Sep. 27, 2010

"This apple pie rocks!! Both my husband and I love it. I will make it often and give the recipe to friends and relatives. I may try peaches instead of apples."

blueyezzz User ID: 5277255 58445
Reviewed Sep. 18, 2010

"I did take the advice of other reviewers and added 1 tsp. Apple Pie Spice -- Delish!!! It was fast and easy to make and I love the crumble mixture for the crust. Will definitely be making more of these throughout the apple harvest!"

NJ_mommy_1 User ID: 3034114 29653
Reviewed Sep. 17, 2010

"I rated this Good because the topping and the crust were good because it was different but there was to much sugar in this recipe so I will try it again with less sugar."

klesinski User ID: 1037014 23839
Reviewed Apr. 5, 2010

"My family loved this apple pie. This is a simple recipe. I substitued Brown Sugar Splenda in the crust but not in the filling. I also added about 1/2 tsp of apple pie spice to the filling to give it a little more flavor. It turned out perfectly!"

hallmarkchick88 User ID: 3776511 29678
Reviewed Feb. 28, 2010

"Delicious! I'm not a huge fan of traditional pie crust, so this is my new favorite apple pie!"

kristenkcole User ID: 2348391 82770
Reviewed Feb. 16, 2010

"Thi is absolutely the best apple pie recipe! My guests just raved about it and are already asking me to make it again. The oat and brown sugar crust really sets it apart."

janmella User ID: 1411167 23140
Reviewed Feb. 2, 2010

"We love apple desserts and I make this several times a month. I bake it in a 9 X 13 pan and cut it in squares. Its even great without spices. I also add chopped pecans occasionaly to the crumb mixture."

jamie3523 User ID: 2371350 47580
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2010

"I love this recipe. I made it for Thanksgiving and even my mother-in-law was loving it! Def will make again. Very easy to transform into a gluten-free recipe."

star05875 User ID: 4325512 47579
Reviewed Dec. 16, 2009

"This was delicious and super easy to make...It turned out great and everyone loved it!"

halemary User ID: 1468063 29675
Reviewed Dec. 10, 2009

"This pie is easy to make and delicious but I have made it twice and could not get it out of the pie plate either time. Although the recipe said not to grease the pie plate, I did so both times. What am I doing wrong? Help, please!"

tkarinas User ID: 4389335 58307
Reviewed Nov. 3, 2009

"This pie looks absolutely delicious and I will be making it for my family. I know they will love it."

lazygirl3459 User ID: 2886063 58323
Reviewed Oct. 23, 2009

"Just need alittle apple pie spice and it's great."

kennbo User ID: 419786 47577
Reviewed Oct. 23, 2009

"This pie tasted "ok", but the filling from the cornstarch mixture was very unappealing with the clear gel surrounding the diced apples."

shyanne12 User ID: 3408892 47565
Reviewed Oct. 1, 2009

"this was really really good,i will make this again."

CheroSis User ID: 3455482 65359
Reviewed Sep. 25, 2009

"I'm Diabetic so I replaced the sugar with Splenda. I also have changed the 2/3 Cups Sugar to 1/3 Splenda Brown Sugar and 1/3 regular Splenda. The Brown Sugar added a really good flavor to the filling. My husband LOVED it. I will continue to make this often."

MissyBritches User ID: 3308279 47564
Reviewed Nov. 26, 2008

"Great recipe! The only thing I add is cinnamon to the filling."

jimblahnik User ID: 81178 23836
Reviewed Jul. 25, 2008

"An easy and excellent recipe! Every gathering I take this to has folks asking for the recipe and trying to guess the "secret" ingredient."

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