Here in Michigan, fall is apple season and it’s kind of a big deal. We have a LOT of apple orchards and there’s nothing better than baking with fresh apples at the peak of the season.
One thing you absolutely need to do every year is go to your local apple orchard and either pick apples off of the trees or head into the orchard shop and buy a bag or two of fresh apples, a gallon of apple cider, and a dozen apple donuts.
After enjoying some cider and donuts, the next natural step is to make some delicious apple pie, apple crisp, caramel apples, etc.
In our last recipe post, we made Halloween truffles. Today, we are making Dutch Apple Pie.
This pie requires 5 to 5-1/2 cups of diced apples, which is generally about 5-6 medium sized apples. We used Pink Lady’s for this pie, but you can use your apple of choice.
Make the slicing job easier by using an apple slicer/corer, like the one pictured above.
Skin each slice and dice it up. If you use a flexible cutting board, you can just pick up your cutting board, fold and pour into a large bowl.
Mix your apples with lemon juice, sugar, brown sugar, flour, cinnamon, and nutmeg until evenly coated.
You can use a store bought or homemade pie crust. Roll your dough out into your pie dish and fill with your apple mixture.
Set this aside while you make your topping.
In a medium or large bowl, mix flour, sugar, brown sugar, and butter with a fork or pastry blender. Pour your crumb topping over your apple filling.
Bake for 50 minutes at 375°F until golden brown.
Enjoy a slice (or two) while it’s nice and warm!
Bake Time: 50 minutes
Yield: 1 apple pie
Apple pie filling:
-5 to 5-1/2 cups peeled, cored, and diced apples
-1 TBS lemon juice
-1/2 cup sugar
-1/4 cup brown sugar
-3 TBS flour
-1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
-1/4 tsp nutmeg
-3/4 cup flour
-1/4 cup granulated sugar
-1/4 cup brown sugar
-1/3 cup butter – room temperature
-1 store bought or homemade pie crust
We will stick with the fall season for our next post, which features a recipe for apple cinnamon muffins.
Sarah is the founder of Baking Kneads, LLC, a blog sharing guides, tips, and recipes for those learning how to bake. Growing up as the daughter of a baker, she spent much of her childhood learning the basics in a local bakery.