Today we are making a recipe for Dutch apple pie. It is the best pie made with organic sweet apples!
This is such a great treat that you can serve with a cup of tea or as a dessert. So are you ready to learn how you can make this authentic Dutch apple pie recipe? Join me in the bistro kitchen!
Today I’m sharing the apple pie recipe I inherited from my mom, which she got it from her mom as well.
Just like this apple pie recipe I also have a butter cake and pound cake recipe from my mom.
As these contain so much sugar I do not make them a lot but this apple pie recipe is made regularly because it is really delicious.
It instantly makes you feel better because of the smell of those soft apples warming your house make you feel good.
Dutch apple pie ingredients
Take make this apple pie recipe take a look at the list of ingredients you need to have on hand and put them on your grocery list.
You do not need a whole list of ingredients to make this pie recipe.
- Self-rising flour
- Caster sugar
- Vanilla extract or vanilla sugar
- Lemon juice
- Sweet and sour apples
- Granulated sugar
How to make a Dutch apple pie
To make this apple pie recipe start with the dough. Take a large bowl, take the butter and cut in small pieces.
Beat the egg and add ⅔ of the egg to the butter. Add the vanilla extract before you add the flour, pinch of salt and sugar.
Now knead the ingredients into a consistent dough by hand. Do not overwork the dough. As soon as you have a consistent dough put it in the refrigerator.
Well, the raisins by pouring warm water on the raisins. Set aside for 10 minutes.
Now peel the apples and then finely slice. Pour lemon juice on the apples and stir so the apples will not turn brown.
Sprinkle the sugar on the apple and stir it through the apples. Then sprinkle the cinnamon on top of the apples and stir with a spoon.
Drain the raisins and pat dry. Add them to the apple filling as well before you set it aside.
Take the dough out of the fridge. Cut ⅔ of the dough, flour a big cutting board and roll out the dough.
Coat the baking form (10 inches) with cooking spray or butter and put the dough in the baking form.
Press tight on the bottom and the side of the baking form. Now pour the apple mixture in the springform.
Roll out the remaining dough and cut into long strips. Braid the strips into a wicker pattern.
Brush the egg wash on the dough on top of the apple filling so it can get a golden glow when it is baked.
Preheat the oven to 350℉ and bake the Dutch apple pie between 60-75 minutes or golden brown.
Take the pie out of the oven.
Let it cool completely before removing the springform. Cut in 10-12 wedges and serve.
Best apples for apple pie
The best apples you can choose for apple pie are in general sweet/sour apples.
In general, the best apples for apple pie are the red colored apples. So when buying apples for this pie choose one of the following:
- Granny Smith
- Honey crisp
- Golden Delicious
- Rome apples
The best apple trick for apple pie
As the apples get soft when they are baked the apples shrink inside the apple pie. Usually, the middle of an apple pie dips a little because of the shrunken apples.
To prevent this stack the sliced apples in a mount before you braid the strips of dough on top. You will get a leveled apple pie.
Should I egg wash my apple pie?
If you want a golden brown apple pie then use an egg wash. For egg wash take 1 well-beaten egg and add 1 to 2 tablespoons of water.
The water will lighten the golden color of the apple. If you want a more dark shinier pie? you can substitute the water with cream or milk.
Store apple pie
There are a number of ways to store your apple pie:
- Room temperature – Baked apple pie can be kept at room temperature for up to 2 days. Leave the apple pie in the springform and cover with foil or plastic wrap
- Refrigerator – keep apple pie in the fridge for up to 4 or 5 days again cover with foil or plastic wrap
- Freezer – you can keep the apple pie in the freezer. This is my favorite way as I slice the apple pie and wrap every portion in the freezer for up to 3 months. Thaw and you have a slice of delicious apple pie
Other sweet baking recipes
If you love this Dutch apple pie recipe you will most definitely love these sweet baking recipes:
- English scone – These are a Dutch treat eaten during the Sinterklaas festivities. These are crunch with so delicious spices.
- Apple pie filling – instead of just slicing the apples you can make this apple pie filling and use it in your apple pie
Have fun with this Dutch apple pie recipe!
- 400 grams self-rising flour
- 1 egg (⅔ for the dough and ⅓ for the coating)
- 175 grams of butter
- 175 grams caster sugar
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract or 7 grams of vanilla sugar
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 2 pounds sweet and sour apples
- 75 grams of raisins
- 20 grams of granulated sugar
- 3 teaspoon cinnamon
- Cut butter in small pieces. Beat the egg and add ⅔ to the butter in a large bowl. Add the vanilla extract, pinch of salt, sugar and flour
- Knead the dough by hand into a consistent dough and put in the refrigerator
- Put the raisins in warm water and set aside for 10 minutes
- Peel the apples and cut in thin slices. Stir the lemon, sugar, and cinnamon through the apple
- Dry the raisins and also add to the apple filling
- Take the dough out of the fridge. Cut ⅔ of the dough, flour the kitchen counter and roll out the dough
- Coat the baking form (10 inches) with cooking spray or butter and put the dough in the baking form. Put the apple mixture on the dough
- Roll the remaining dough and cut into long strips. Braid the strips into a wicker pattern
- Brush the remaining egg on the braided dough
- Preheat the oven to 350℉ and bake the apple pie between 60-75 minutes
- Take the pie out of the oven and let it cool completely before removing the springform
- Cut in 10-12 wedges and serve
Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 436Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 47mgSodium: 823mgCarbohydrates: 78gFiber: 2gSugar: 36gProtein: 4g