Piled high with mounds of fresh thick sliced Granny Smith Apples, covered in a rich buttery caramel sauce and topped with a crispy golden cinnamon crumb topping…this is the PERFECT Dutch Apple Pie!
I’m done! That’s right…I’m D.O.N.E.with summer! I’m kicking that Diva to the curb! I’m tired of the heat and sweating! So, I’m turning my back on her (Yep…summer is a “she”! Hot, stubborn, and unrelenting! lol) I’ve decided enough is enough!
To celebrate my divorce from the previous season…even if she hasn’t received the memo yet…I made this delectable “Fall” Dutch Apple Pie for my good friend and her husband when they came to visit!
Oh my goodness! This pie is the perfect way to say “Howdy Fall!” I used my favorite Apple Pie filling which comes from “All Recipes.com”…known as, Grandma Opal’s Apple Pie. Nothing can compete with that buttery caramel sauce. Grandma Opal knew what she was doing!
You’ll need a single pie crust. If you’d like my recipe you can Click HERE .
TIP: You can purchase a pre-made crust if you want for this pie. Whatever works best for you.
In a medium sauce pan melt 1/2 cup unsalted butter. Add in 3 Tablespoons all-purpose flour to form a paste. Add 1/4 cup water, 1/2 cup sugar, and 1/2 cup packed brown sugar, and bring to a boil. Reduce the temperature and let simmer for 5 minutes.
Fill the bottom of the single pie crust with 8 peeled and cored Granny Smith Apples cut into nice thick slices. I like an Apple Pie I can sink my teeth into! If the apples are cut too thin, then the filling turns to “applesauce”. Ewwwwwww!
Pour the caramel butter sauce over the apples.
Isn’t that glorious?!!! I could honestly just eat those crispy apples with that ooey-gooey caramel sauce.
Movin’ along…Time to make that crispy delicate cinnamon crumb topping! This is the crowning finish to this pie.
In a medium bowl add 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened, 1 cup all-purpose flour, 2/3 cup packed brown sugar, 1/4 tsp cinnamon. Cut ingredients together with a pastry blender/cutter until a pea size crumbs form.
TIP: I like to start out with the pastry blender and then switch to my hands to get a really fine crumb.
Spread crumb topping over the apple filling going all the way to the edges of the unbaked crust.
Sprinkle with 1 Tablespoon of granulated sugar. This will help add a little extra “Crisp” to the top of the crumb!
Place pie on a foil lined baking sheet, this is a little trick I do to keep my oven clean, and bake at 425° degree oven for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, reduce heat to 325° for an additional 45 minutes or until apples are soft, and the crumb topping is golden.
The Pie will need to cool before serving…unless you like chasing runny pie filling all over the table. lol (It’s only a tad awkward running your tongue along the table when guest are over!)
Once cool cut a nice big thick slice for your husband/guest…grab a fork and the pie plate for yourself and run for the bedroom and lock the door!
The apples are tender with a little crisp. I like them a little on the crispy side. The buttery caramel sauce thickens and is so tasty with those slightly tart Granny Smith apples. That crispy cinnamon crumb topping is the BEST!!! When all those components are combined it creates the perfect Dutch Apple Pie!
This pie will have ya licking the plate clean! Enjoy! (Only come out of the bedroom if ya want to! lol)
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