Dutch Apple Pie Recipe

    dutch apple pie in a dish on table

    As we dive into fall, we can’t help but roll up our sleeves and start baking some pies. It is pie season after all, and this dutch apple pie recipe is one of our favorite reasons why we love this season so very much.

    A Dutch apple pie is different from regular apple pie thanks to the irresistible streusel finish on top. Instead of using pie crust on top of the apple filling, a dutch apple pie is made with a crumb topping consisting of butter, flour, and sugar.

    In this case, we made a dutch apple pie with an oatmeal streusel. The oatmeal provides even more texture and delicious flavor to the topping, which complements the warm and tender apple filling beautifully.

    The key to getting a gorgeous crumb topping for Dutch apple pie is to keep your butter cold throughout the preparation process. If the butter is melted, you’ll never get those gorgeous clumps of flaky goodness on top of your pie.

    The best way to keep your butter from melting while incorporating it into the crumb mixture is to avoid using your hands. Instead, tools like a pastry cutter can help you cut the butter into the flour easily and effectively.

    Making this Dutch apple pie recipe takes about 20 minutes to prepare and then another 40 to 45 minutes in the oven to bake. You’ll definitely know this pie is ready when the crumb topping is golden brown and the apple filling is bubbling away and filling your home with a heavenly aroma.


    Cook time: 45 minutes
    Prep time: 20 minutes
    Idle time:



    1. Preheat the oven to 425°F. Grease a pie pan and place the pie crust sheet into the pan. Temporarily set this inside the freezer.
    2. To a large bowl, add the apples, 2 tablespoons of flour, white sugar, 1/2 tsp cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice. Gently toss everything together until it's all mixed together and the apples are evenly coated in this mixture.
    3. Pour the apple filling into the prepared pie shell and top with 2 tablespoons of butter that have been cut into small pieces. Place a sheet of foil over the filling (but do not seal) and bake in the oven for 10 minutes.
    4. Meanwhile, prepare the crumb topping by adding 3/4 cup of flour, 1/2 tsp cinnamon, the brown sugar, oats, and lemon zest to a medium bowl. Stir to combine.
    5. Cut the 1/2 cup of butter into cubes and add those into the dry ingredients. Use a pastry cutter or fork to cut the butter into the dry ingredients and create a crumbly mixture.
    6. Remove the pie from the oven and add the crumble topping all over. Reduce the heat to 375°F and bake the pie for another 30 to 35 minutes until the topping is golden brown and the apples are tender. If the topping is browning too quickly, loosely cover with a sheet of foil.

    Additional information

    Recipe adapted from kitchme.com

    Born and raised in Southern California, Beeta has embraced a healthy lifestyle focused on farm-to-table cooking, natural products, and wellness routines. When she's not writing up recipes or discussing the latest natural living trends, Beeta enjoys spending time trying new restaurants, traveling with family and friends, and relaxing at home with her furry companion.