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3 Step Dutch Apple Pie

Heidi Davison
This tasty homemade Dutch apple pie has a flaky crust, cinnamon apple filling, and a butter crumbled top. It tastes delicious and makes the house smell amazing!
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8


  • 3 and 3/4 cup flour divided
  • 1 and 1/3 cup shortening
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1-2 Tbsp cold water
  • 6-7 medium sized apples peeled and cored
  • 2 Tbsp tapioca
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 Tbsp and 1 tsp cinnamon divided
  • 1/2 cup butter 1 stick at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar


  • For the pie crust:
  • Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Mix first 4 ingredients in a large bowl, reserving the extra 3/4 cup flour.
  • Use a pastry cutter to cut in the shortening and form a ball of dough.
  • Start with 1 Tbsp cold water and add extra if necessary.
  • Roll out the dough on a floured surface a littler larger than your pie pan.
  • Drape the dough over the pan pie and press the dough to the sides.
  • Pull off any extra dough hanging over the sides and form a border around the pie with your fingers. Set aside.
  • For the filling:
  • Peel and core the apples and cut them into slices.
  • Add the tapioca, white sugar and 1 Tbsp of cinnamon to the apples and coat.
  • Pour the apple mixture into the pie crust.
  • For the topping:
  • In a medium bowl, mix the butter, reserved flour, brown sugar, and 1 tsp cinnamon.
  • Use a pastry cutter to cut in the butter until the mixture is crumbly.
  • Put the crumbles over the apple pie filling, making sure some fits into the nooks and crannies.
  • Bake the apple pie at 350 for 1 hour.