Granny's Dutch Apple Pie

Elaine Bovender

By
@Elaine55

This orginal recipe came from my grandmother's cookbook, a 1941 New American Cookbook. I have tweaked the recipe just a bit, but still it retains the old-fashioned goodness. I just made this recipe over Thanksgiving for company and it was a complete success! I've never really tasted another apple pie quite like this one, mmmm mmmm GOOD! Hope y'all enjoy this old-fashioned recipe.


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Serves:

6 to 8

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

50 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1
unbaked deep-dish pie shell (i use my fool-proof pie crust recipe)
1 1/2 to 2 lb
apples, peeled, cored, and sliced thin. you may use granny smith, honey crisp, or a combination of your favorite pie apples.
1/4 c
all purpose flour
1/2 c
sugar
1/8 tsp
salt
1/4 tsp
nutmeg
1 tsp
cinnamon
1 Tbsp
lemon juice

TOPPING:

1 c
all purpose flour
1/2 tsp
salt
1 tsp
cinnamon
1/2 c
sugar
1/2 c
brown sugar, lightly packed
1 stick
butter, slightly softened

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Place apple slices in a large bowl.
2
Mix flour, sugar, spices, and lemon juice together and sprinkle over apple slices. Using a spatula or large spoon, mix together. (I just use my hands).
3
Pour apple mixture into pie crust and dot with butter. Sprinkle crumb topping over apples (directions to follow).
4
Place pie plate onto a foil-lined cookie sheet and bake for about 40 to 50 minutes or until topping is browned and apples are cooked and bubbly. Best serveed warm with ice cream.
5
TOPPING: In a medium bowl, mix flour, salt, cinnamon and sugars together with a fork. Knead in butter until mixture is crumbly and the consistancy of wet sand. If too wet, you may add in a little more flour (about a tablespoon at a time) until consistancy is right. If mixture is too dry, you can add a little more butter.
6
This topping recipe was actually told to me by my mother and grandmother. I was never given precise measurements, so I tweaked it the best I could and this is what I came up with. This topping tastes wonderful and works well for apple crisp, sweet potato casserole, or most any dessert that requires this type of topping.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pies
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: Southern
Other Tag: For Kids