I’m so looking forward to the weekend and just getting a chance to relax and enjoy some really great Lifetime movies! Haha!! Oh & of course, playing around with my little guy is something to look forward to everyday.
Anyway, since the Holidays are approaching us rather quickly, I’ve been seriously thinking about a few recipes to try for Thanksgiving and Christmas! I’m thinking about doing some out of the box recipes and marrying some interesting flavors together (ALL Food Network inspired!)! Boy, am I excited!! I just love the whole idea of lights, Christmas trees, snow, smiling little faces, loved ones, holiday movies, great food, and of course sweet sweet desserts!
Whelp, let me stop ranting on about the holidays and dive into my recipe. So, I’ve decided to make a nice Dutch Apple Pie yesterday and it was A M A Z I N G! My hubby & little guy thoroughly enjoyed it also. I personally like Dutch Apple Pie for the great crunch you get with every bite from the crumbly topping versus a traditional Apple Pie. But you can be the judge for yourself.
Now, it was my first time making Apple Pie and I’m very proud of my efforts. Usually, I’d just buy Sara Lee’s Apple Pies that are in your typical frozen-aisle grocery store, BUT making it from scratch is definitely WAY BETTER in taste and texture! Although I only used red apples for this recipe, I’m thinking about mixing it up with a few different types of apples next time, just to give it a unique and much more flavorful taste.
Anyway, I hope that this recipe serves you well, as it is easy and quick and AMAZING!
DUTCH APPLE PIE RECIPE
- 1 pie crust
- 7-8 apples (about 6-1/2 cups of mixed variety is best)
- ¾ teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- ¾ cup granulated sugar (OR brown sugar for an extra crunch w/ every bite)
- Butter, to dot the pie with
For the crumbs topping:
- ¾ cup flour
- ½ cup sugar
- 1/3 cup butter, softened to room temperature
- Preheat your oven to 425 degrees.
- Prepare your pie crust and place in 9” pie dish (OR use a 9” store bought pie crust like I did!)
- Peel and slice your apples into small slices, about ¼” thick
- Place the apples into the pie crust.
- Sprinkle the sugar over the apples.
- Sprinkle the apple pie spice (or cinnamon) over the sugar.
- Dot with butter (4-5 small pieces of butter).
To make the crumb topping, place the softened butter, flour and sugar into a medium sized bowl. Use the back of the fork or pastry blender to mix the ingredients to form crumbs.
Sprinkle the crumbs over the pie.
Place the pie dish on a baking sheet.
Place the pie in the middle rack of the oven and bake for 50-60 minutes.
Pie is done when it is golden brown.
Remove from the oven and place on a cooling rack.
Serve warm or at room temperature.
Wallah! There you have it → A nice slice of Dutch Apple Pie!! Also, be sure to serve it with your favorite ice cream……..Mine, is Vanilla as pictured to the left.
Thanks for reading Ya’ll! 🙂