Granny's Dutch Apple Pie

Elaine Bovender


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.


★★★★★ 4 votes

6 to 8
15 Min
50 Min


  • 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
  • 1/8 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 Tbsp
    lemon juice

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

How to Make Granny's Dutch Apple Pie


  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.

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About Granny's Dutch Apple Pie

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

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