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Dutch Apple Pie

Cindy's Mom's Dutch Apple Pie

A Dutch style apple pie with a crumb topping and Jonathon apples.
Course American
Cuisine Dessert
Keyword Dutch Apple Pie
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 8
Author Anna
Cost 5


Crust (see notes)

  • 9 inch pie dish lined with pastry dough


  • ½ cup brown sugar (100 grams)
  • ¾ cup flour (100 grams)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • cup butter (75 grams)


  • 4-6 large apples, Granny Smith mixed with Jonathans or others Little under 2 pounds
  • ½ cup sugar (100 grams)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)


  • You will need either a 7 inch (slightly deep dish) or a 9 inch (shallow) for the pie. If you use a deep dish glass Pyrex that measures 9.5 to 10, you'll probably want to increase the apples to 8 apples and just keep the amount of sugar the same.
  • Prepare the topping first. Mix the dry ingredients together in a bowl and cut in the butter with a pastry cutter. Keep refrigerated while you make the filling.
  • Peel, core and cut the apples into very thin slices. Put them in a large bowl and toss with sugar and cinnamon. Lay flat in the dough lined pie dish.
  • Arrange crumb topping evenly across the apples.
  • Bake at 450 degrees (425 for glass or Pyrex pan) for 10 minutes, then 350 degrees for 40 minutes.
  • Let the pie cool completely before you slice it.


7 Inch Pie -- I sometimes make small versions in a  7 inch dish.  For the 7 inch version, keep the topping amount the same and use 4 to 6 apples.
9 Inch Pie -- 6 apples or about 2 pounds should be enough for a regular 9 inch pie dish.  For a deeper dish or a glass pie dish that measures 9.5 to 10, you might want to increase to 8 apples.
Oil Crust: Cindy says "Mom made the traditional Crisco crust. I could never get it to roll, plus we like to use less transfats. So I always make an oil pastry crust. For an 8 or 9 inch regular pie plate, stir together 1 1 /3 cups flour and ½ tsp salt. Stir in ⅓ cup canola oil. Sprinkle with 2-3 tablespoons cold water, one tablespoon at a time. Shape into a ball and roll between two sheets of waxed paper."