Best Dutch Apple Pie Recipe

I’m not typically a pie girl, but this recipe has been in my family for years, and it is my absolute favorite Dutch apple pie.  Something about the crumb topping makes it just irresistible!  With the 4th of July right around the corner…what is more American than Apple Pie, right?  Bring this to your BBQ and you’re sure to be asked for the recipe!

dutch apple pie recipe Pink Peppermint Design

dutch apple pie recipe Pink Peppermint Design

Yield: 8 slices

Dutch Apple Pie

dutch apple pie recipe
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour


  • For the Pie:
  • Pie Shell
  • 6 Tart Apples (peeled and cut into 8ths)
  • 2 TBS Flour
  • 2/3 Cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1 Tsp. Cinnamon
  • 2 TBS. Butter
  • Crumb Topping
  • 1/2 Cup Butter
  • 1/2 C Brown Sugar
  • 1 Cup Sifted Flour


  1. Line pie pan with a pie shell. Coat apples in 2 TBS flour. (add a little cornstarch if you'd like) Mix sugar and cinnamon and pour 1/2 over apples and toss them. Arrange apples in the pie pan and pour remaining cinnamon sugar mixture over them. Dot top of the pie with butter and cover with crumb topping.
  2. For the Topping: Cream butter and sugar. Cut in the flour. Mixture will be crumbly.
  3. Bake Pie at 450 for 10 minutes
  4. Reduce heat and continue baking at 350 for 30 minutes.

dutch apple pie recipe Pink Peppermint Design

dutch apple pie recipe Pink Peppermint Design

The crumb topping on this pie is SO good.  And combined with the sweet and gooey filling it is heaven.  I like to bake my pies the night before because I think they are just a tad better after they have cooled.  You can always heat it back up in the microwave if  someone prefers their slice warm.  Of course, don’t forget the vanilla ice cream because a la mode is the only way to go!  I hope you love this Dutch apple pie recipe as much as I do!

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Happy baking!


Creative Director at Pink Peppermint Design
Tammy Mitchell is the founder and creative director of lifestyle blog Along with being a homeschooling mom of two kiddos, she is also an in-demand prop and event stylist, photographer, interior and graphic designer. On Pink Peppermint Design, she shares creative DIY projects, easy entertaining and gift ideas, inspiring interiors and events. She lives in Southern California, with her husband and two children.

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