Old Fashioned Dutch Apple Pie is a recipe post by contributing author, Andrea Ferenchik.
Every Thanksgiving, my sister-in-law Mindy brings an apple pie. She’s been making pies with her mom and grandma since she was young. Now that she has kids, she’s expanded the tradition.
Last year, she and her family plus 7 other families got together and made over 30 pies! This pie easily freezes so it can be made ahead of time and popped in the oven on Thanksgiving.
Mindy tells me the KEY to this pie is using a variety of apples. For this pie, I googled “best apples for apple pie.” I then just picked two of every variety that my local grocery store had in stock.
For the pie crust, I used a store-bought refrigerated crust. If you like a flaky crust, I recommend Trader Joe’s pie crust.
To give it a little more Thanksgiving flare, I added the completely unnecessary but photogenic step of adding little cutout leaves to the crust edge.
Then, when I was done, I sprinkled the extra pie crust with cinnamon sugar and popped them in the oven for 15 minutes. This little treat reminds me of when my mom baked growing up. We always had the scraps with cinnamon sugar. Yum!
Keep scrolling to see the complete recipe for this Old Fashioned Dutch Apple Pie.
The apple crumble topping makes this pie extra special!
Perfect for the holidays! Be sure to add this Old Fashioned Dutch Apple Pie to your dessert table this year!
Andrea Ferenchik is a professional photographer and owner of Andrea Linn Photography. She is also the founder of the soon to be launched online photography course, “Learn to Use Your Big Girl Camera” where she will teach families and entrepreneurs to be their own go-to photographer. To be the first to know, go to www.thebiggirlschool.com and get a free course. Read more about Andrea on our Meet the Team page.
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Old Fashioned Dutch Apple Pie
- 5-7 tart apples (5 cups)
- 1 9” unbaked pie shell
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
For crumb crust
- 3/4 cup all purpose flour
- 6 tablespoons butter
- 1/3 cup sugar
- Pare, core, and cut apples into eighths. Arrane in an unbaked pastry shell. Mix ½ cup sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle over apples.
- Mix 1/3 cup sugar with flour, cut in butter until crumbly. Sprinkle on top of apples.
- Bake at 400 degrees for 35-40 minutes or until done. If pie crust browns too quickly, cover edge with foil. Cool.
- If frozen: 30 min covered, 45-60 uncovered.