Dutch Apple Pie

Grab some fresh apples and bake up this Dutch Apple Pie…then serve with a cup of hot coffee on a crisp Autumn evening!

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Grab some fresh apples and bake up this Dutch Apple Pie...then serve with a cup of hot coffee on a crisp Autumn evening!So you guys know my obsession with apple orchards by now.  I’ve gone a little overboard with apple-related recipes lately.  But there is something just incredibly awesome about going out and picking your own apples.  We make several trips to the orchard every Autumn, and we come back every time with a bag of apples that’s almost too heavy to carry.  But my Mom beat me this year.  

My Mom made the trek up from Nashville a couple of weeks ago to visit.  My sister and little niece joined her on the trip, too.  It was my niece’s first plane trip, and it sounds like the plane rides were a bit of an adventure.  But in the end everyone made it safe and sound…albeit a little tired!

Grab some fresh apples and bake up this Dutch Apple Pie...then serve with a cup of hot coffee on a crisp Autumn evening!As part of our Weekend of Fun, we took everyone up to Saratoga to see the horse races (more on that coming soon!) and we also took a morning trip over to one of the local apple farms.  We soon discovered that little Blakely loves apples.  I mean loves apples.  In fact, the only way we could keep her from crying was by letting her walk around with an apple in her mouth.  Hey, at this rate, that girl will graduate to making apple pies by this time next year!

BlakelyWe had a blast taking some fun photos of Blakely in the orchard.  However, while we were snapping pics, my Mom was off to the side quietly picking apples.  A lot of apples.  She hadn’t gone apple picking in years, and she was definitely making up for lost time!  I believe we picked somewhere around 35 pounds of apples.  35 pounds.  That’s a lot of apples.

Grab some fresh apples and bake up this Dutch Apple Pie...then serve with a cup of hot coffee on a crisp Autumn evening!

My Mom brought up an extra suitcase filled with some of my childhood toys, and let’s just say that extra suitcase came in handy when it came time for them to return to Nashville.  Yup, that’s right.  My Mom took an entire suitcase of apples home.  It’s almost like that time I carried a basket of peaches with me as my carry-on item from a trip to Charleston, SC.  You know what they say…the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.  (Hah…how’s that for a really bad pun?)

Grab some fresh apples and bake up this Dutch Apple Pie...then serve with a cup of hot coffee on a crisp Autumn evening!That evening, we used a couple of those freshly picked apples to bake up this Dutch Apple Pie.  I love a good crumb topping on apple pies, and I took this one a step further by adding chopped pecans and oats on top.  Let’s just say that pie didn’t last long.  We served up slices of warm apple pie with mugs of hot coffee while we watched some college football.  That’s pretty much my heaven right there!  Good dessert + good coffee + good football = win.

Grab some fresh apples and bake up this Dutch Apple Pie...then serve with a cup of hot coffee on a crisp Autumn evening!All in all, our weekend was a solid success!  We picked fresh apples and ate warm Dutch Apple Pie.  We drank delicious coffee and chatted about life.  We watched little Blakely enjoy her first (but certainly not last!) trip to upstate New York.  And I watched as Mom rolled an entire suitcase of apples into the airport.

Are you a “coffee in the evenings” kinda person?

Have you ever been apple picking?

If you make this Dutch Apple Pie, swing back by and leave a comment.  Or snap a photo and tag me on Instagram (@Spicedblog)!

Love apple desserts as much as me?  Check out some of these other favorites!

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Grab some fresh apples and bake up this Dutch Apple Pie...then serve with a cup of hot coffee on a crisp Autumn evening!

Dutch Apple Pie

Grab some fresh apples and bake up this Dutch Apple Pie…then serve with a cup of hot coffee on a crisp Autumn evening!
Print Pin Rate
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 402kcal


For the Pie

For the Topping


For the Topping

  • In a medium bowl, combine the flour, oats, sugar, brown sugar, pecans and cinnamon. Stir until well combined. Cut the butter into this mixture until butter is size of small peas. Place mixture in the refrigerator until needed.

For the Pie

  • Preheat oven to 425°F.
  • Fit pie shell into pie dish; set aside.
  • In a large bowl, add the sugar, brown sugar, flour, lemon juice, vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg; stir until well-combined. Add the apples and toss until well-coated.
  • Pour apple mixture into prepared pie dish. Bake at 425°F for 15 minutes.
  • Remove pie from oven and reduce oven temperature to 375°F.
  • Sprinkle Topping evenly over the top of the pie. Cover dish lightly with aluminum foil and place in oven. Bake at 375°F for 35-38 more minutes, or until Topping is light golden brown. (Note: If needed, remove the foil and continue baking for another 5-7 minutes to allow the Topping to turn golden brown.)
  • Let pie cool before slicing.

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    1. Hmmm…I support that! It’s apple season here in upstate New York, and we are little buried in apples right now. Not that I am complaining! 🙂

  1. That is a lot of apples! Right now I think you are the king of perfectly yummy apple dishes! Each one looks even better than the last….and apple pie….one of my favorites! Love that you added vanilla! I’ve never put vanilla in my apple pie. Will need to give that a try!

    1. Haha…thank you so much, Kathy! Maybe I’ll slow down with the apple recipes a bit. It’s just that I can’t help myself once apple season comes around! This apple pie is definitely one of my favorites…perfect with a cup of coffee after dinner! 🙂

  2. This sounds delicious! I live in an agricultural reserve surrounded by orchards and farms (ie no grocery store). I go apple picking for sure since I need to get my produce 🙂 It is a magical experience to go fruit picking isn’t it? I’m a coffee anytime of day gal, vanilla biscotti sounds divine 😉

    1. Wow, I am so jealous, Lauren! An agricultural reserve? That sounds so awesome! There is nothing quite like picking your own produce…and then coming home and turning it into a delicious recipe. Here’s to coffee all day and delicious fruit! 🙂

  3. Hahaha! too funny your mom (AND you) transported fruit in suitcases!!! Could you imagine what might have happened if the TSA agent liked apples as much as Blakley seems to? That suitcase might not have made it home!
    I saw this pie on IG and David – I adore apple pie and I say lets forget this has sugar and butter in it and concentrate on the apples, pecans, oats and cinnamon – yup – that makes this breakfast worthy indeed! Especially with that caramel drizzle coffee! WOA!
    Happy Weekend!

    1. Tell me about it! I bet my Mom got some funny looks when TSA scanned that suitcase of apples. Except it was so big I think she checked it. Imagine that. Checking a full suitcase of apples! Hope you had an awesome weekend, Shashi! 🙂

  4. “Bake up an apple pie and serve with a cup of hot coffee on a crisp Autumn evening!”

    Great mate. Just keep us up all night too. If you keep whipping out all these epic creations, I’m down for you visiting the apple orchard every single day. That is so epic that your mum brought a suitcase of apples back. Also, vanilla BISCOTTI coffee? My day just got better.

    1. Hey man, you can go with decaf coffee! Seriously. Laura laughs at me, but one of my favorite things is coffee with dessert. I don’t do it often, but if anyone ever offers, I jump at the chance! Biscotti coffee = amazing. Just for the record. Do it!

  5. Hi David! I like all pies but apple is way there! I have caramel pecan apple butter that dollop on before putting on the top crust and I always add pecans. I once carried on a flat of strawberries on a return flight from FL! 🙂

    1. A flat of strawberries on a flight? Now that takes it one step further! I can’t imagine balancing that one through the airport…but at least you had a snack if you were hungry, right? 🙂 And that apple butter on top of pie…woah, my mind is blown! I totally need to try that next time I make apple pie…which will probably be pretty soon since we are in the middle of apple season right now! Thanks!

    1. Thank you so much, Manali! I’ll take a break from the apples for a bit…otherwise, we won’t have enough to snack on plain if I keep putting them in desserts! 🙂

  6. When we got on an apple farm first time ever 2 years back, we picked 3 large bags of the apples. I don’t know how many pounds were in them, but I guess over 35 pounds. We were eating them for a month, haha. And we’re planning to stop by an apple orchard this weekend – I’m so pumped! Do you know by any chance were I could find some nice apple recipes, David?:) Love your creation too! Oat topping always is a good decision. Besides, the oats make any cake healthier. So you can grab another slice, right? Well done!

    1. We will totally be eating apples for well over a month here, too, Ben! We usually go in 2-3 rounds just to keep the apples fresh, and it’s easy when the orchards are literally all around us. Did you make it to an orchard this weekend? I hope so! Give this pie a shot…it’s really, really tasty!

  7. Apple picking!! I love it! I need to go soon!! …and oh my word! Blakely is the cutest!! This dessert looks so lovely and delicious! Thanks for sharing 🙂

    1. Thank you so much, Cailee! I couldn’t agree more…apple picking it one of my favorite things to do in the Fall…I look forward to it all year long actually! 🙂

    1. Thank you so much, Nicole…I agree! You can never have too many apple recipes. I seriously look forward to this time of the year for months and months ahead of time. 🙂

  8. oh my gosh she is too cute! I love that she’s already in love with apples and I do believe she will be baking this pie in no time. I love crumbs on things so this buttery goodness is just amazing.

    1. Thank you so much, Z! Blakely is crazy photogenic…I mean, can you just picture her toddling through an orchard with an apple as big as her face?? It totally happened! 🙂

    1. I couldn’t agree more, Alice! There’s a reason why apples come out in the Fall and baking season officially returns in the Fall. I think they are most definitely related! 🙂

  9. 35 pounds of apples? Holy smokes mom! I’ve never gone apple orchard picking, but I think it would be a blast. That crumble topping had me and you got me in the mood to start some apple desserts going over here, but the heat wave of 99°F plus lately has been unbearable to even think about turning that oven on. Gotta give this a try after it cools down. #WolfpackBakers

    1. Yeah, tell me about it, Kevin! Mom went a little crazy…but hey, apples are delicious, so I didn’t mind too much at all! 99° is definitely not Fall baking, but we were 42° this morning…that is apple pie baking weather if I say so myself! 🙂

  10. So many fun things about this post I’m not sure where to begin! First, baby Pizzazzerie aka Blakely. Can she be more adorable?!?!? I can only imagine how much fun it was having your family up to go apple picking. I have never been apple picking outside of the grocery store. LOL! I did a quick search for a place to visit in North GA but I’m not sure I will be able to make it there.

    Second, your mom and that suitcase of apples. I can’t even imagine how heavy it was!

    Lastly, this yummy apple pie. I love the topping you chose for this pie. I think it’s way too early for pie, but I could definitely go for a slice now and a hot cup of coffee. And yes, I do like coffee in the evenings especially when paired with a great dessert like this pie!

    1. Oh man, you have to run up to the north Georgia mountains, Tamara! It’s only like 1.5 hours from Atlanta. Totally doable on a Saturday afternoon. Check out Ellijay…they even have apple festival weekends (2 of them) coming up in October. You’ll be glad you went…plus, it’s a great drive!

      Then you can come home and make pie. It might still be hot down south, but it’s definitely getting chilly up here. We were below 40°F yesterday morning. Laura has officially declared it to be robe season!

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