If you’d like to make a sweet dessert consisting of fresh fruit, try this Dutch Apple Pie. It’s a great treat to make for yourself and loved ones.
Dutch Apple Pie with Streusel Topping
Enjoy the fresh taste of a classic dessert with this homemade Dutch Apple Pie recipe. You’ll learn to create the most flavorful pie from scratch using fresh apples, sugar, cinnamon and a few other essential ingredients.
It’s perfect to make for yourself or loved ones, or to bake and bring to different gatherings.
The Dutch Apple Pie with Streusel Topping is a sweet, fresh, and delicious dessert. Instead of buying a prebaked pie at the grocery store, use this recipe to make your own from scratch.
It’s not as hard as it looks to make such a flavorful dessert. If you want to have the best pie you’ve ever tasted, give this recipe a try!
Why You’ll Love this Easy Dutch Apple Pie Recipe:
- Streusel topping. It has the perfect sweet cinnamon sugar streusel on top of it that goes great with the apples.
- Doesn’t take long to make. You’ll only need to bake this pie for up to 60 minutes in the oven before allowing it to cool and slicing into it.
- Goes perfectly with ice cream. It’s the perfect dessert to have by itself or with a scoop or two of vanilla ice cream.
This is one of our favorite Thanksgiving pies, but it’s just as good for any holiday or occasion!
How to Make Streusel Apple Pie
Be sure to see the recipe card below for full ingredients & instructions!
- Lower the baking rack in your oven and then set it to 375 degrees F.
- Start rolling out your pie crust and place it on the pie plate, tucking the edges and crimping them on the sides.
- Add your apples to a large mixing bowl and evenly coat them with the sugars, cinnamon, salt, flour, and lemon juice.
- Make the streusel using cinnamon, flour, brown sugar, and butter. Use a fork to combine the ingredients until you have crumbles.
- Pour the apple mixture on top of the crust, and add your streusel on top of the apple layer.
- Cover with foil and bake for 60 minutes. Make sure you remove the foil after 30 minutes to allow the streusel to get crispy.
A Dutch apple pie originally got its name because it was commonly baked in a dutch oven. It’s known to have a baked crust with a sweet and wholesome apple filling.
Granny Smith apples are the best type of apples to use in this pie. They offer the perfect level of sweetness to give the pie such a great taste.
Creating that classic crimped/scalloped design around the edges of the crust is easy. Place your index finger on one side of the dough, then use the index finger and thumb of your other hand to “crimp” the dough from the other side. You are basically just using one finger to push the dough while pinching with your other finger/thumb. It takes a little bit of practice to get the motion right, but then it becomes really easy to do quickly.
You’ll make the streusel with flour, cinnamon, butter, and brown sugar. The streusel crumbs are crispy, sweet, and full of flavor. They taste great over the apple pie filling.
Pie crust usually becomes soggy due to too much liquid in the filling. Be sure to drain off any excess runny liquid. If your pie crust is still soggy, try blind baking, brushing with egg before filling, or baking on a hot baking sheet. Blind baking means you prebake the crust with pie weights inside to prevent sogginess. You can also brush the bottom of the crust with a beaten egg to create a barrier between the filling and the crust. Finally, baking on a hot baking sheet allows the crust to set faster than the filling, creating a barrier against moisture.
Recipe Tips and Tricks
- Substitute margarine. If you don’t have butter, you can use margarine.
- Spread filling evenly. Make sure you’re spreading the apple filling evenly over the pie crust before adding your streusel on top.
- Add more streusel. You can add as much or as little streusel as you’d like. If you want to cover more of the pie, feel free to prepare extra streusel to add on top.
Once you prepare this homemade Dutch Apple Pie, you’ll never go back to buying it from the store again. It’s not difficult to make such a delicious dessert.
If you make this recipe be sure to leave us a comment or rating. Enjoy!
Dutch Apple Pie with Streusel Topping
- 1 9-inch refrigerated pie crust 213 grams
- 3 pounds Granny Smith apples 1361 grams, peeled, cored, and chopped
- ¼ cup brown sugar 53 grams
- ¼ cup granulated sugar 50 grams
- 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour 8 grams
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 3 grams
- ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice 5 grams
For the Streusel Topping
- ⅔ cup brown sugar 142 grams
- ½ tablespoon granulated sugar 6 grams
- 1 cup all-purpose flour 120 grams
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ½ cup unsalted butter 113 grams (1 stick)
- Preheat oven to 375°F. Position the oven rack to the lowest position.
- Roll out the pie crust into a 12-inch round and place it in the bottom of a 9-inch pie plate, tucking it in and crimping the edges. Place in the refrigerator to chill while preparing apples.1 9-inch refrigerated pie crust
- In a large bowl, combine the apples with the sugars, flour, cinnamon, salt, and lemon juice. Stir to coat and set aside.3 pounds Granny Smith apples, ¼ cup brown sugar, ¼ cup granulated sugar, 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour, 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, ¼ teaspoon kosher salt, 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- Prepare the streusel by combining the sugars, flour, cinnamon, and butter in a medium mixing bowl. Use two forks or your fingers to mix everything together until coarse crumbs are formed.1 cup all-purpose flour, ⅔ cup brown sugar, ½ tablespoon granulated sugar, ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon, ½ cup unsalted butter
- Remove the crust from the refrigerator and spread the apples in an even layer, discarding any liquid that has been released. Sprinkle the streusel evenly over the apples. Cover the pie loosely with aluminum foil.
- Bake for 50-60 minutes, removing the foil after 30 minutes, until the apple mixture is bubbly and the streusel and crust are golden.
- Remove the pie from the oven when done and allow it to cool on a cooling rack.
- If you don’t have butter, you can use margarine.
- Make sure you’re spreading the apple filling evenly over the pie crust before adding your streusel on top.
- You can add as much or as little streusel as you’d like. If you want to cover more of the pie, feel free to prepare extra streusel to add on top.