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
- 4 cups chopped peeled tart apples (about 2 large)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1. Preheat oven to 350°. Mix flour, brown sugar, oats and butter; reserve 1-1/2 cups mixture for topping. Press remaining mixture onto bottom and up sides of an ungreased 9-in. pie plate.
- 2. In a large saucepan, mix sugar, cornstarch and water until smooth; bring to a boil. Cook and stir until thickened, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in apples and vanilla. Pour into crust. Crumble topping over filling.
- 3. Bake until crust is golden brown and filling is bubbly, 40-45 minutes. Cool on a wire rack. Yield: 8 servings.
1 piece: 494 calories, 18g fat (11g saturated fat), 46mg cholesterol, 146mg sodium, 81g carbohydrate (49g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein.
Reviews for Favorite Dutch Apple Pie
"This pie was easy to prepare. The no roll crust and topping is delicious. As I was making this pie, I noticed it did not call for any cinnamon. After reading several other reviews, I decided to add some cinnamon and nutmeg to the filling. I would also reserve more like 1 1/2 cups of the crust mixture for the topping."
"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!"
"Did not like it at all/"
"I have made this for years and it is a family favorite! I do add a little cinnamon to apples."
"easy, delicious, and worth trying"
"Super easy and yummy! I little sweet, so next time I'll use a little less sugar."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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.."
"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!"
"Wonderful ! Family loved it ! Used red delicious apples, turned out BEAUTIFULLY!"
"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."
"Omg i was so proud of myself when i made my favorite pie myself mmm it was great.."
"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!!!!!!!!!!!"
"Added a bit more vanilla. It was fantastic!!!"
"Delish! Added a teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice."
"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!"
"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."
"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."
"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."
"Very tasty and good. It didn't last long at my table"
"This recipe is wonderful! I used the crust and topping part of the recipe with the apple pie filling I had frozen (https://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/apple-pie-filling) 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."
"Awesome! So easy to make and it tasted incredible. (I did add a bit of cinnamon.) We served with ice cream."
"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"
"great and easy. Must add spices or its bland."
"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!!!"
"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 ."
"easy and tastes great, I had cinnamon too to the filling"
"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!"
"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!"
"I forgot to mention that it was delicious and everyone loved it."
"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"
"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."
"So creamy and delicious!"
"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."
"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!"
"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."
"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!"
"I made this for the first time yesterday for after dinner and not a single crumb was left.Thank you, it was great!"
"I've made this twice so far, and everyone who has tasted it absolutely LOVED it! I added cinnamon to the filling."
"something is off with the filling, wonderful crust and topping though"
"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"
"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!"
"OMG!!! This was so good! Hubby doesn't want any other apple pie."
"I love the pie crust so much that I used it with another recipe, but I didn't like the filling."
"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."
"When this particular recipe did come out, I had prepared it and it was really good! Dawn E. Lowenstein"
"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."
"This pie is very heavy on crust/topping. It definitely needs some flavoring - cinnamon, nutmet, etc. Very bland. Will not make again."
"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!!!"
"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."
"First pie I've ever made. Turned out perfect. Tart and juicy, but not to sweet and gooey. Will definitely be making this again."
"very tasty, not real sweet, I added cinnamon and sugar to the apples before putting them together with the cornstarch and water."
"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)."
"Very Good loved the topping"
"this is a large and tasty pie. I added a little cinnamon and will try other fruits and berries when I make it again."
"This has become one of my favorite apple pie recipes"
"First apple pie I have ever made, and it turned out great!"
"Husband loved this recipe!!!"
"My husband and I enjoyed this dessert. I added cinnamon, since we both like it with apple desserts. Will make it again."
"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!!!"
"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!!!"
"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."
"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."
"My whole family enjoys this for dessert!! I've made it several times for pot luck events and always receive rave reviews."
"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."
"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!"
"Great! Wonderful flavor. Added walnuts to top crumb mixture."
"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."
"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!"
"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."
"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..."
"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."
"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!"
"Absolutely fantastic- family loved it-did add maple syrup to apples and did cut back on the cornstarch by 1 tablespoon- worked out great."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"This was delicious and super easy to make...It turned out great and everyone loved it!"
"This pie looks absolutely delicious and I will be making it for my family. I know they will love it."
"Just need alittle apple pie spice and it's great."
"This pie tasted "ok", but the filling from the cornstarch mixture was very unappealing with the clear gel surrounding the diced apples."
"this was really really good,i will make this again."
"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."
"Great recipe! The only thing I add is cinnamon to the filling."
"An easy and excellent recipe! Every gathering I take this to has folks asking for the recipe and trying to guess the "secret" ingredient."