It’s my favorite time of year… FALL! I went apple picking over the weekend and got about 10lbs of apples. There’s something about going to the apple orchard and picking the apples yourself. It’s like a feeling of accomplishment. So, I went to the apple orchard, picked the apples with my own bare hands, and made 3 dutch apple pies. Talk about domestic! Actually, I had to do something to entertain myself while J was watching football alllllllll day on Sunday. He just can’t get enough. Right now, it’s all about his fantasy team. Woof.
My sister Samantha coincidentally went apple picking as well so we combined our apples to make the pies. We were like a little tag team. Samantha peeled the apples and I chopped them. We had a little assembly line going. Thank goodness for Samantha because making an apple pie is a lot of work. I don’t know what I would have done without her! Our Mom gave us her recipe for dutch apple pie and the recipe itself is pretty simple. The only annoying part is preparing the apples. P.S. This is my Mom’s recipe, thanks Mom!
Dutch Apple Pie
For the crust:
The apples are difficult enough. I purchased pre-made pie crust from the refrigerated section of the grocery store. I used Pillsbury pie crust that comes in a long red box. All you need to do is unroll the crust, mold it to your pie pan, and poke small holes with a fork throughout the pie crust.
For the filling:
25 apples cored and chopped
2 tbsp flour
3/4 cup sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
Peel, core, and chop the apples into 1/2-1 inch pieces. Sprinkle lemon juice over the chopped apples so they don’t turn brown. Put the chopped apples into a pot and boil for 10-12 minutes until tender. Drain well and transfer into a mixing bowl. Add the flour, sugar, and cinnamon to the apples. Gently mix together making sure the apples are fully coated. Don’t mix too much or the apples will become soggy. Pour the apples into the cooked pie crust.
For the topping:
2/3 cup flour
1/3 cup butter
1/2 brown sugar
Combine the flour and brown sugar. Cut the butter into small pieces and add to the flour and sugar mixture. With clean hands, mix the butter into the mixture so the butter looks like small peas.
Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour. Put a baking sheet underneath so the pie doesn’t make a mess in the oven.
Serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. YUM!!!!!!!