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Dutch Apple Pie

An all time favorite of mine – Dutch Apple Pie with a crumble topping, walnut crust and a cinnamon spiced goat milk caramel. Just like Grandma used to make.
Dutch Apple Pie just like grandma used to make. Loaded with a crumble topping and then served with caramel.

Dutch Apple Pie

Apple season is here and that means lots and lots of apple desserts – like Apple Bread, Apple Spice Cake, and easy caramel apples. But I think that the most American dessert is the Classic Apple Pie. While a double crust apple pie is delicious, I prefer a crumble topping that is a Dutch Apple Pie. The sweet brown sugar and oatmeal topping was the BEST! The pie was baked in a walnut pastry crust and that gave it a slightly nutty flavor and then it was topped it off with a goat milk caramel drizzle. We devoured every bite of it!!

Homemade Dutch Apple Pie just like grandma used to make. Baked in a walnut crust and served with caramel.

I absolutely love a good apple pie, and a crumbly, crunchy topping is my favorite! Dutch Apple has been my pick for many, many years. As a kid, I would pick off the little brown sugar chunks and nibble at them. I gotta have the crunchies!

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This pie sure does deliver on the crunchies! I loved it. The apple filling is easy and the topping is just as easy.

Dutch Apple Pie served with goat milk caramel. Perfect for your holiday baking.

I loved the caramel topping I drizzled over it. The cinnamon spice in the caramel was a lovely addition to the pie. If the goat milk idea scares you off, use soft caramel instead. However, I highly suggest you give the cajeta a try. I promise your guests aren’t going to know if you don’t tell them. They will know that something is a little different, but with the wonderful apple, cinnamon, and crunchy topping will have your guests mesmerized by your awesome baking skills.

Dutch Apple Pie served with goat milk caramel. Perfect for your holiday baking.

So, put on your yoga pants, get comfortable, and make this yummy Dutch Apple Pie. You don’t need to stress about making it, I’ve broken it down into three easy recipes and three easy days. You’ll get this pie made and have a wonderful dessert for your book club, office party, or family dinner.

Dutch Apple Pie just like grandma used to make. Loaded with a crumble topping and then served with caramel.

This Dutch Apple Pie is part three of a three part series including the Walnut Pastry Crust and the Goat Milk Caramel.

Dutch Apple Pie made in a Walnut Pastry Crust and served with Goat Milk Caramel.

 
This recipe has been featured on Better Homes and Gardens in 10 ways to enjoy a Caramel Apple (that’s not a caramel apple).

Yield: 12

Dutch Apple Pie

Dutch Apple Pie just like grandma used to make. Loaded with a crumble topping and then served with caramel.

An all time favorite of mine - Dutch Apple Pie with a crumble topping, walnut crust and a cinnamon spiced goat milk caramel.

Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Rest Time 5 hours
Total Time 6 hours 35 minutes

Ingredients

Crust

For the Topping

  • 1/2 C flour
  • 1/2 C sugar
  • 1/2 C light brown sugar
  • 1/4 C uncooked rolled oats (not instant)
  • 3/4 tea cinnamon
  • 1/4 tea salt
  • 1/4 tea nutmeg
  • 6 Tbsp cold butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1/2 C walnuts, finely chopped

For the Pie Filling

  • 1/2 C sugar
  • 1/2 C light brown sugar
  • 1/4 C + 2 Tbsp flour, plus more for dusting the work surface
  • 1 tea cinnamon
  • 1/2 tea salt
  • 1/4 tea nutmeg
  • 4 pounds (about 6 medium) Mixed Apples - Granny Smith, Gala, Honeycrisp
  • 1 Tbsp cider vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp butter, cut into small pieces
  • Goat Milk Caramel

Instructions

For the Topping

  1. Mix all the streusel topping together in a large bowl. Blend the butter into the flour with your hands, get your hands dirty. Use your fingertips to blend the butter in. Once combined and no flour is at the bottom of the bowl, cover and place it in the fridge.

For the Pie

  1. Preheat the oven to 425℉.
  2. Mix the sugar, flour and spices together in a bowl. Peel and slice the apples and toss them in.
  3. Remove your Walnut Pastry Crust from the fridge and add the apple mixture. Top it with small pieces of the butter and bake for 20 minutes.
  4. Remove from the oven and add the streusel topping. Press it into all the nooks and crannies. Reduce the oven to 375 and continue to bake for 40 - 50 minutes. Check to see that the topping isn't browning too much. Use a foil tent to cover if it is.
  5. Remove from the oven and cool on a wire rack. The pie needs at least 3 to 5 hours to completely set. You can also refrigerate it to make sure the filling isn't soupy.
  6. When ready to serve, warm slightly and top with caramel sauce.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 318Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 178mgCarbohydrates: 55gFiber: 3gSugar: 44gProtein: 3g

Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.

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Kelsy

Friday 21st of August 2020

This has to be my favorite Dutch apple pie recipe I have ever made. It was so so so good, the only thing I did differently with mine was add just a little bit of cloves to the filling. I am definitely saving this recipe to make for my family again.

Karyn Granrud

Wednesday 26th of August 2020

Mmmm!! Apple Pie season is here and I am so ready for it! I'm so glad that you enjoy the recipe as much as I do!

Miranda

Saturday 24th of September 2016

Apple pie is the best dessert for fall! And with the goat milk caramel.... Yum!

Mackenzie @ Never Skip Dessert

Friday 28th of November 2014

Karyn, we made this for Thanksgiving yesterday (first time breaking away from our favorite apple pie recipe in YEARS) and we LOVED IT! It was incredible! Thank you so much for sharing the recipe! I'll be making this every year now! We made a pumpkin pie from Smitten Kitchen and used her pecan praline sauce to put on both pies... wow - it was divine. Thanks again!

Karyn Granrud

Sunday 30th of November 2014

Hooray!! Thanks so much for letting me know that you made my recipe Mackenzie. It's not everyday that another blogger makes one of them. I'm sure the praline sauce was fantastic on top! Yum!

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Tuesday 30th of June 2015

This looks sooo good for summer! I think I’m going to have to try this to avoid using my oven to make desserts :) Great job Karyn

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Saturday 27th of June 2015

Looks Taste and Delicious... :D let me try this