Dutch Apple Pie

Pat Duran

By
@kitchenChatter

This is one of my family's favorite recipe for holiday pie. Family and friends always enjoy it warm with vanilla bean ice cream with caramel sauce drizzled on top.
We especially like the nutty crumb topping....so for something different..give this pie a try..
This is my Aunt Martha's pie crust recipe...


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Serves:

6-8

Prep:

25 Min

Cook:

45 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

FILLING

6 to 8
tart apples,peeled,cored and sliced 1/4 inch thick
1 1/2 c
dark brown sugar
1 Tbsp
cinnamon
1/4 tsp
nutmeg
1 c
water
2 tsp
apple cider vinegar
3 1/2 Tbsp
cornstarch
1/8 tsp
salt
3 tsp
butter
1 tsp
vanilla extract

CRUST

1 1/2 c
all purpose flour
1/4 tsp
salt
1/2 c
butter flavored crisco
3 Tbsp
ice water

TOPPING

1/2 c
hazelnuts, pecans or almonds, chopped
1 c
all purpose flour
1/3 c
granulated sugar
1/2 c
chilled butter, cut in small pieces

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In a large saucepan heat 3/4 c. of the sugar with the water and vinegar.
Add apples and simmer until al dente tender.
Then remove the apples and set aside ;reserving the sauce. Mix the remaining sugar with the cornsstarch,
cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Add this mixture slowly to the syrup and cook until thickened . Remove from heat and add the butter and vanilla.
2
CRUST
Combine flour,salt into a bowl. Take out 1/4 c. flour and blend with the ice water to form a paste. Cut the Crisco into the remaining flour till the pieces are the size of small peas. Add flour paste to the Crisco-flour mixture. Mix thoroughly until the dough comes together and can be shaped into a ball. Roll crust out to about 1/8 thick.
Note
When rolling dough -roll from center out on a flour dusted surface..With this crust don't be afraid to reroll if it breaks or tear. Place in pie pan and crimp the edge..Fill with apples then pour the hot syrup mixture over the apples. Sprinkle the topping evenly over all.
Bake in hot oven for 8 minutes at 375 ^ ; then turn oven to 350^for about 35 minutes ,unti topping is golden and filling is bubbly.
3
TOPPING
In a large bowl, mix together the nuts,flour, and sugar. Using a pastry blender, or 2 knives, cut the butter into the flour mixture until coare crumbs form. Sprinkle evenly over top of pie. Bake as above,

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pies, Fruit Desserts
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Heirloom