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Pie Crust Ingredients
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup chilled butter
  • 1/2 cup water
Pie Filling Ingredients
  • 7 medium apples (I like the tartness of granny smith)
  • 1/2 cup sugar (I do 1/4 cup brown and 1/4 cup granulated)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Lemon juice (optional)
Crumb Topping Ingredients
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup chilled butter
  • I sometimes add a handful of oats or nuts as well

Step 1: Make Pie Crust

Pie Crust Ingredients
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup chilled butter
  • 1/2 cup water
Pie Crust Recipe
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Mix together flour and salt
  • Cut butter into mixture until coarse crumbs form
  • Add water 1 tablespoon at a time and continue to knead until dough forms
  • Do not over work the dough.  Once a ball forms let it chill in the fridge for 30 minutes
  • Roll out dough into a circle and place in pie pan.  Cut excess dough off from around the edges.  Pie border techniques can be found here.
  • Blind bake  for 8-10 minutes by lining the pie tin with parchment or foil and weighing down with dried beans or rice (see example here)
  • This pie is usually fine if you put the filling into a raw pie crust and bake if you put foil around the edges of the pie pan.

Step 2: Make Apple Filling

Pie Filling Ingredients
  • 7 medium apples (I like the tartness of granny smith)
  • 1/2 cup sugar (I do 1/4 cup brown and 1/4 cup granulated)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice (optional)
Pie Filling Recipe
  • Peel, core and chop apples
  • Combine all filling ingredients
  • Let sit for 5 minutes and drain syrup from the bottom

Step 3: Make Crumb Topping

Crumb Topping Ingredients
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup chilled butter
  • I sometimes add a handful of oats or nuts as well
Crumb Topping Recipe
  • Mix together all topping ingredients except for the butter
  • Cut butter into crumb mixture and mix until coarse crumbs form (I use my hands for this).  Add more flour it mixture is too gooey.
  • Add the crumb mixture on top of the apple filling

Step 4: Bake Pie

Bake pie for 40-45 minutes at 400 degrees, until apples are tender.
This is also known as Dutch Apple pie!

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