This Dutch Apple Pie with streusel topping will quickly become your favorite pie. It starts with an easy flaky deep-dish pie crust, then filled to the brim with homemade apple pie filling, and topped with a delicious and buttery crumb topping.
Dutch Apple Pie
No holiday dinner is complete without homemade apple pie. We make this pie every year for Thanksgiving dessert. It’s impressive when topped with whipped cream or a big scoop of vanilla ice cream. But, the extra toppings are not needed. So, any way you choose to serve it, it will be delicious.
Apple Cobbler and Apple Crisp are so comforting during the fall and winter months, but this Dutch Apple Pie is the ultimate comfort food. Your entire family is going to love how comforting it is.
Many traditional apple pie recipes have a second crust. This Dutch Apple Pie, it’s topped with the most delicious crunchy and sweet streusel topping. It’s much simpler than preparing a second crust.
Dutch Apple Pie will require about 6 medium-sized apples. Since it’s a deep-dish pie, there is plenty of room to fill it up. So of course, it will be very filling.
Typically I use a basic 4 Ingredient Pie Crust for my baked pies. For this Dutch Apple Pie recipe, I use a shortening based crust that is very easy to make. Even if you have never made a homemade pie crust, do not fear this one, it turns great.
As I mentioned, the topping is so easy too. It only requires a few simple ingredients. It’s sweet and crumbly deliciousness.
Ingredients to Make Dutch Apple Pie
- Granny Smith Apples
- Shortening (Crisco)
- White Vinegar
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Granulated Sugar
- Brown Sugar
- Quick Oats
How to Make Dutch Apple Pie
First, add the egg to a small bowl and beat. Then, set it aside. Next, add shortening and flour to a medium to large-sized bowl. Then work together with a pastry cutter until you have a crumbly mixture.
Now, add the beaten egg, cold water, and white vinegar to shortening and flour mixture. Mix until combined.
Place dough on a large piece of plastic wrap. Roll to about 1/2 inch thick and refrigerate for about 20 minutes.
In a large bowl, combine sugar, brown sugar, flour, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Then set aside. Core, peel, and slice the apples to about 1/4 inch thick in size.
Add the sliced apples and cider vinegar to sugar and spice mixture.
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Next, lightly flour a work surface and roll out the pie crust. Then place in the pie pan.
Pinch the edges to create a nicer looking crust.
Then add the apple filling to the pie crust and dot the top with the pieces of butter. Bake for 20 minutes. I usually line a baking sheet with aluminum foil for less mess.
In a medium bowl add the quick oats, sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Mix to combine. Then add the butter and cut in with pastry cutter.
After the pie has baked for the 20 minutes remove from the oven, add the streusel topping. Then, add a pie ring or aluminum foil to just cover the crust. Drop the oven temperature to 375 degrees and bake for another 50 minutes.
Dutch Apple Pie Recipe
- 1 cup Vegetable Shortening
- 2 cup Flour
- 1 Egg
- 4 tbsp cold Water
- 2 tsp White Vinegar
- 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
- 1 tbsp Cider Vinegar
- 1 tbsp Butter
- 1/2 cup Flour
- 1/2 cup Sugar
- 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
- 1/2 cup Quick Oats
- 3/4 tsp Cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp Nutmeg
- 6 tbsp cold Butter cut into small pieces
- In a small bowl beat egg. Set aside.
- Add shortening and flour to a large bowl.
- Work shortening into flour with a pastry cutter until mixture has a crumbly texture resembling cornmeal.
- Add beaten egg, cold water and white vinegar to shortening mixture.
- Stir until just incorporated.
- Cover surface with plastic wrap.
- Place dough on wrap and use rolling pin to flatten to about 1/2".
- Refrigerate for at least 20 minutes.
- In a large bowl, combine 1/2 cup sugar, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/4 cup flour and 1 teaspoon cinnamon and 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg. Mix well.
- Core, peel and slice apples into about 1/4" slices.
- Add the apples and cider vinegar to the bowl of sugar and spices. Toss to coat. Set aside.
- Preheat the oven to 425.
- Flour a work surface.
- Roll out pie crust on prepared surface.
- Place in pie pan and pinch edges.
- Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil to catch any spillover during baking and place in bottom third of oven.
- Put apples in crust and dot top with pieces of butter.
- Bake for 20 minutes.
- In a large bowl, add 1/2 cup flour, 1/2 cup sugar, 1/2 cup brown sugar, Quick Oats, 3/4 tsp cinnamon and 1/4 tsp nutmeg. Whisk together.
- Add cold butter and work with a pastry cutter until fully incorporated.
- Crumble so pieces are no larger than pea sized.
- Remove pie from oven and top with struesel mixture.
- Add pie ring or loosely cover outer edge of crust with aluminum foil.
- Reduce temperature to 375.
- Return pie to oven to cook for about 50 minutes more (when crust is golden and filling is bubbling).
- Allow to cool before serving.
Made 2 pies last Christmas and they were a hugh hit! Had fun making the homemade pie filling, it was easier than I ever thought and adds so much more love to the receipe! Getting ready to make again this Christmas❤💚❤
I made this pie yesterday for a birthday boy! I did use a premade pie crust. So I can’t rate the pie dough. But the pie filling and topping is 100% yummy! The pie turned out so good! It’s the perfect amount of tartness and sweetness! I love using granny smith apples for apple pies and was happy to see that in this recipe!!! I will be making this pie again in the future!!! Well done!!!!!
This looks so good!!!! Pinning for later :)
Am going to try this for my daughter’s bday party tomorrow. It looks delicious. Thank you.
Currently making this baby, its in the oven right now. Definitely looks and smells great. I used my own pie crust i previously made. I have a deep dish pie pan so i used 8 med sized apples to fill my pie. Thank you again for the recipe.
Laura | Food Fun Family
Looks delicious! Thanks for linking up with the Delicious Dished Recipe party this week!
Your pie recipe looks delicious! I will have to try it! Thanks for sharing it at Motivation Monday on Mom Home Guide!
This looks delicious! Thanks for sharing your recipe at Craft Frenzy Friday on Mom Home Guide!
Thank you for sharing at Thoughts of Home on Thursday. Pinning. :)
A recipe to keep, definitely. My husband admitted that his mother was never able to make a homemade pie crust. So here, I’ve accomplished something :D
Just keep in mind that stores sell rather large Granny Smith apples, so 3-4 is plenty.
I actually LIKE The Looks Of The NO BAKE Peanut Butter Cookies Above! (no longer into Whoppers Candy)
Thinking of making this recipe for Thanksgiving, can I sub butter for the shortening? We don’t keep shortening so I see it pointless to buy it.
I’m making this piece right now, it’s on the oven as I’m speak. I’ve been trying to make it for the past week now and never had enough time (and patience. Lol) to make the crust, so I used a store bought dough… after the pie cooked for the first 20 minutes, I noticed my crust was already browning… this made me nervous because I know it’s supposed to cook for another 50 minutes with the streusel on… I hope it doesn’t burn because it looks so yummy. I’m anxious to taste it… any advice on what I can do differently
This pie looks so delicious and will have to try this recipe. Plan on making this pie for Thanksgiving.
Made this pie for Thanksgiving top but used pie crust I previously made out of freezer….will try pie crust recipe next time! I had a terrible time with the other recipe I tried….sure hope everything turns out!
I am a beginner as far as making pie dough from scratch goes, so when this dough turned out PERFECT it just made my day :) I actually ended up with enough dough to make an extra crust to freeze! I made peach pie ’cause I over indulged on apples this week and forgot to leave enough for pie, oppsy! Anyway, this will now be my “go to” recipe! Thanks a bunch :)