Dutch Apple Pie

My eldest granddaughter, Darrian is crazy for Dutch Apple Pie. I think it is because we took her to Julian as a youngster and she has been strung out ever since. Anyway, I avoided doing an apple pie for many years until this Thanksgiving when my daughter Jessica decided to make Tiramisu by request from BJ her son. Unlike her brother, Darrian is not a huge fan of Tiramisu so I decided I would make the Apple pie for her.



Crumble Crust Mix:
1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup butter (unsalted if you have it)
2/3 cup packed brown sugar
1 Tbs of granulated sugar
1 tsp of cinnamon

Pie Filling:
3/4 cup sugar
3 Tbsp flour
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup roasted and finely chopped pecans
8 cups of peeled and sliced apples (Granny Smith, Honey Crisp, or mix)
2 Tbsp of Key Lime Juice
1 9 inch store bought pie crust for the bottom crust


  1. Peheat oven to 375 degrees
  2. In a large bowl combine al the pie filling ingredients and mix until all the apples are coated completely.
    In a your Kitchen Aid mixing bowl gently mix flour, brown sugar, cinnamon and butter until a crumb forms
  3. Sprinkle combs evenly over the top of the pie
  4. Sprinkle Tbs granulated sugar over topping
  5. Place on cookie sheet in the middle rack of the oven and cook at 375 for 15-20 minutes or until the crust has turned a golden color.
  6. Reduce temp to 325 and bake for another 30-40 minutes until filling is bubbling. If topping is getting too dark, cover with foil.
  7. Allow to cool to warm (about 1 hour) and serve with Vanilla Ice Cream.