Homemade Dutch Apple Pie

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One of my most favorite things to do in the Fall is to bake. {I love to bake.} My mother wasn’t someone who liked to bake, so I don’t know where I get it from. But, from my early teens I learned to cook and bake and I’ve loved it ever since. As a young teen I actually won a French’s award for my stuffed shells recipe! I’ll share that recipe with you sometime.

Many people create Fall bucket lists. I create baking bucket lists! And one of those staples that always gets on my list is homemade dutch apple pie. I’ve had this recipe for years and I’ve made adjustments to it along the way. It is truly one of my cozy, comfort foods desserts and it’s only eight ingredients!

You can choose to home make your own pie crust or just use the Pillsbury pre-made pie shells. In the interest of time, sometimes, I will use the pre-made pie shells. The first step is to gather all your ingredients.

Dutch Apple Pie Ingredients


  • 2/3 cup unsifted all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1/3 cup butter or margarine


  • 2 pounds tart cooking apples
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • dash salt

Dutch Apple Pie Instructions

  • Prepare your pie shell and refrigerate until ready to use.
  • MAKE TOPPING: combine flour and sugar in medium bowl. With 2 knives, cut in butter until mixture is the consistency of coarse cornmeal. Refrigerate.
  • PREHEAT oven to 400 degrees.
  • MAKE FILLING: Core and pare apples. Slice thinly into a large bowl. Sprinkle with lemon juice. Tip: I like to use 20-pound apples because they are a great size that easily fills a 9-inch pie shell and they are perfectly tart.
  • Combine flour, sugar, salt and cinnamon. Mixing well. Toss lightly with apples.
  • Turn apple filling into unbaked pie shell, spreading evenly. Cover with crumb topping. Bake 40-45 minutes or until apples are tender.

I had these personalized recipe cards made for me many years ago. I love how the card shows its’ age! For this recipe, I decided to change my pie pan to one I had purchased from Pampered Chef long ago. It’s just a deeper pie pan than the ones you traditional find in a store and I love how it cooks it perfectly.

I tend to bake in the evenings, which doesn’t provide the greatest lighting. But don’t let these non-professional bakery chef pictures fool you -this pie is to die for! That said, after the pie finished cooking I completely forget to get a picture of it fully cooked. It sure did look delicious though and my mouth was watering for a taste of it!

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