Dutch Apple Pie

Dutch apple pie recipes can have a few different variations; some use a deep-dish pie plate, and others are topped with a lattice-style crust. Our recipe includes heavy cream in the filling, and a deliciously crumbly streusel topping for rich, decadent slices.

Dutch Apple Pie
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Prep Time:
30 mins
Bake Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
30 mins


  • Pastry for Single-Crust Pie

  • 1 ½ cup all-purpose flour

  • ½ cup packed brown sugar

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ¾ cup butter, cut up

  • ½ cup chopped walnuts

  • ¾ cup granulated sugar

  • 2 tablespoon all-purpose flour

  • 6 cup thinly sliced, peeled apples

  • ¼ cup heavy cream

Pastry for Single-Crust Pie

  • 1 ½ cup all-purpose flour

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ cup shortening

  • ¼ cup butter, cut up, or shortening

  • ¼ cup ice water


  1. Preheat oven to 450°F. Prepare Pastry for Single-Crust Pie. On a lightly floured surface use your hands to slightly flatten pastry ball. Roll pastry into a 12-inch circle. Line a 9-inch pie plate with pastry circle. Trim and flute edge.

  2. For streusel, in a large bowl combine the 1 1/2 cups flour, the brown sugar, salt, and 1/2 tsp. of the cinnamon. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in walnuts.

  3. For filling, in an extra-large bowl combine granulated sugar, the 2 Tbsp. flour, and the remaining 1/2 tsp. cinnamon. Add apples; toss to coat. Transfer to the pastry-lined pie plate. Carefully drizzle with cream. Mound streusel over filling, patting down and completely covering filling.

  4. Place a foil-lined baking sheet on rack below pie. Bake 15 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 375°F. Bake 50 to 60 minutes more or until filling is bubbly. Cover pie loosely with foil after 30 minutes of baking. Cool on a wire rack.

Pastry for Single-Crust Pie

  1. In a medium bowl stir together flour and salt. Using a pastry blender, cut in shortening and butter until pea size. Sprinkle 1 Tbsp. ice water over part of the flour mixture; toss with a fork. Push moistened pastry to side of bowl. Repeat moistening flour mixture, adding water, 1 Tbsp water at a time, until mixture begins to come together. Gather pastry into a ball, kneading gently until it comes together.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

671 Calories
36g Fat
82g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 671
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 36g 46%
Saturated Fat 18g 90%
Cholesterol 65mg 22%
Sodium 481mg 21%
Total Carbohydrate 82g 30%
Total Sugars 41g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 0.1mg 1%
Calcium 44mg 3%
Iron 2.7mg 15%
Potassium 203mg 4%
Fatty acids, total trans 2g
Folate, total 100.1mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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