Dutch Apple Pie {Recipe}

Dutch Apple Pie is my love language. Sorry coffee. You are my first love, but Dutch Apple Pie comes in second for sure. Now I’m not just talking about your every day apple pie. I am talking about the sweet and delicious, crispy, crumbly topping making it thee best dessert ever! If you know me, then you know that every year on my birthday {October 27th} I say, no thank you to birthday cake and yes please to Dutch Apple Pie and Vanilla Bean Ice Cream.

I have a super simple pie recipe for anyone who is in the mood to start their Autumn baking off on a high note. Pie can seem intimidating, but don’t let it be. Start out simple with an already made pie crust if you’ve never made a crust from scratch before and then work your way up to making your own. You’ll be a professional before you know it. ;)  


1-Homemade pie crust or ready made. I love Pillsbury Pie crusts that you find in the refrigerated section. {The kind you roll out, not the ones in the freezer section in the pie tins.} When you are pressed for time they work perfectly. Also, if you are Gluten Free there is an amazing GF crust by Silly Zaks.

5-Large Apples, cored and sliced. {To give you an idea of size, one apple should be sliced into about 16 slices.} My favorite apple is McIntosh because they are delicious and hold a bit of a bite even after the pie is cooked. {read//they don’t become mushy and gross haha}

1/2 Cup of Granulated Sugar

1/4 Cup Brown Sugar, Packed

3-1/4 Tablespoons Flour 

1-1/4 Tablespoon Lemon Juice

1 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon

1/4 Teaspoon Nutmeg

1/8 Teaspoon Cloves

For the Crumb Topping:

1/4 Cup Flour

1/4 Cup Brown Sugar, Packed

1/3 Cup Chopped Pecans or Walnuts

1/4 Cup Granulated Sugar

1/3 Cup Butter {room temperature}


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Fit pie crust into pie plate.
  3. In a large bowl, add sliced apples. Squeeze lemon juice and combine.
  4. In a small bowl mix together both sugars, flour, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg.
  5. Add the sugar and flour mixture into the bowl of apples and combine thoroughly.
  6. Pile into crust.
  7. Make Topping: In a medium bowl mix together with a fork or pastry blender, flour, both sugars, butter and walnuts until coarse and crumbled.
  8. Sprinkle evenly over apples.
  9. Bake at 375°F for 50-55 minutes or until done.

Sadly I didn’t get a picture of the finished pie because it was night by the time we got this out of the oven but it was so delicious. The apples were the perfect texture and the spice level was on point. Top with Vanilla Bean Ice cream and ENJOY!! If you make this, tag me @graceinhisbeauty so I can see!



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