Easy Dutch Apple Pie Recipe

Easy Dutch Apple Pie Recipe

I don’t know if it’s the sweetness, the juiciness or the crispness, but I seriously love apples, and I always love it when apple season finally rolls around and they are cheap and plentiful.

Whether I am eating apples plain or making them into Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars, I just can’t get enough of this awesome fall fruit! That is why I was so excited to find this Easy Dutch Apple Pie recipe. It is SO good, and it completely satisfies my need for yummy apples.

If you love comfort foods (like this Easy Sausage Gravy and Biscuits recipe), you will love this Dutch Apple Pie recipe. From the buttery, flaky crust to the sweet, warm apples, it’s got “comfort food” written all over it! Plus, pair it with this Homemade Whipped Cream recipe, and it makes for an amazing combination. The mixture of the warm pie and the cool whipped cream just takes this amazingly delicious comfort food to a whole new level.

The biggest problem with comfort food, of course, is that it generally isn’t that healthy for you. Thankfully, with this easy Dutch Apple Pie recipe, you don’t have to worry too much. While it wouldn’t exactly be classified as “health food,” it really isn’t all that bad for you either. It’s made with tons of real food ingredients such as flour, eggs, apples, oatmeal and cinnamon–not a strange chemical concoction like what you would find in packaged treats from the grocery store or even canned apple fillings. Plus, the main ingredient is apples, and you know what they say–”An apple a day keeps the doctor away!”

If you are ready for an amazing fall treat, this Dutch Apple Pie recipe can’t be beat! Seriously, make it today!

Easy Dutch Apple Pie Recipe

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour, 10 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Easy Dutch Apple Pie Recipe


    For the Crust:
  • 1 cup Vegetable Shortening
  • 2 cup Flour
  • 1 Egg
  • 4 tbsp cold Water
  • 2 tsp White Vinegar
  • For the Filling:
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Flour
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Nutmeg
  • 3 lbs Granny Smith Apples (about 6 medium apples)
  • 1 tbsp cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Butter
  • For the Struesel:
  • 1/2 cup Flour
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Uncooked Rolled Oats (not instant)
  • 3/4 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp Nutmeg
  • 6 tbsp cold Butter, cut into small pieces


  1. Work the shortening in to the flour with a pastry cutter until texture resembles meal (you can also do this in your food processor)
  2. Beat the egg and add to mixture.
  3. Add cold water and vinegar and stir until just incorporated.
  4. Form in to a ball and place in a zippered bag.
  5. Flatten to about 1/2" with a rolling pin.
  6. Place bag in freezer for about 20 minutes
  7. Combine dry struesel ingredients in a large bowl and whisk together.
  8. Add cold butter and work with a pastry cutter until dry mixture is fully incorporated.
  9. Crumble the mixture so that pieces are no larger than pea sized.
  10. Refrigerate until needed.
  11. Roll out pie crust on a floured surface and place in pie pan.
  12. Preheat the oven to 425.
  13. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil to catch any spillover during baking and place in bottom third of oven.
  14. In a large bowl, combine sugar, brown sugar, flour and spices and mix well.
  15. Core, peel and slice apples into 1/4" or less slices.
  16. Add apples and vinegar to bowl and toss to coat.
  17. Put apples in crust and dot top with pieces of butter.
  18. Bake for 20 minutes.
  19. Remove from oven and top pie with struesel mixture.
  20. Reduce temperature to 375F and return pie to oven to cook for about 50 minutes more (when crust is golden and filling is bubbling). Note: watch the pie and if the struesel begins to get too brown, you can cover the top of the pie loosely with aluminum foil.
  21. Allow to cool before serving.
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The Prettiest Tulips To Plant This Fall

The Prettiest Tulips to Plant this Fall

Fall bulb catalogs are popping up in mailboxes everywhere as gardeners decide what they want to plant this fall. There are so many choices to choose from when it comes to tulips – picking just a few is hard work!

Planning how you want your garden to look next spring goes into picking out the prettiest tulips to plant this fall season. If you are in a warmer area, make sure to give yourself time to cold storage them so they experience a winter before you plant them. In all other areas, you want to get them into the ground before the first frost hits your area.

Tulip Happy Generation – This tulip honestly looks like it has the red Canadian flag in the center of it. It is a white tulip with splotches of red and a yellow base. It is very unique and beautiful in how different it looks compared to other tulips.

Black Parrot Tulips – For one of the deepest, darkest tulips around, you gotta check out the Black Parrot Tulips. When you see Parrot in the name you know that the petals have a feathered look or irregular shaped petals that are breathtakingly beautiful. You can find parrot shaped petals in many different colors too.

Esperanto Tulip – This is a very rare tulip that only a couple bulb companies carry. It is hard to propagate so if you get your hands on these bulbs, consider yourself lucky and treat them well. The middle has a green flame shooting up from the base surrounding by various shades of pink and red. It is like nothing you have ever seen!

Tulip Lily – Tulip Lilies are tall, slender tulips that look quite elegant and are a perfect tulip to grow to use in a vase in the house. These tulips originated in the high mountain areas of Turkestan and did not start out as hybrids, which a lot of gardeners assumed. They are an excellent addition to plant this fall.

William of Orange Tulip – This beautiful orange tulip grows well in rock gardens. It has a light sweet scent, whereas most tulips do not have a scent. It also has a double bloom making it a quite stunning flower.

What are your favorite tulips to plant?

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