Amazing Dutch Apple Pie

The apples on our tree are ripe, so here is the first in a series of apple recipes I will be posting. No one in my family is really fond of pie crust, so I always make a crumb topping for my apple pies. Then while searching online, I found a recipe that didn’t have a traditional pie crust at all, it just used the crumbs on the bottom! I wanted to try it, but among other things it called for self rising flour, which I don’t have. So I tweaked the recipe and came up with this pie.

Oh. No. We are in trouble. First of all, you don’t even have to roll out the crust. Then of course, there is the taste. Oh mercy. It is so good that I don’t think I can ever go back to making apple pie with a regular pie crust. Every bite was wonderful. Which is bad. Because it is full of butter and sugar. We don’t really need more butter and sugar in our life. But how can we resist? The temptation is just too great. So we decided to name this new discovery “Evil Apple Pie“. You can call it “Crumb Apple Pie”, or “Dutch Apple Pie”.
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Dutch Apple Pie (AKA Evil Apple Pie)


2 cups flour
1 cup sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp salt
1 egg yolk
3/4 cup butter, melted
6-7 apples, peeled and sliced
1/3 cup sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
For crust, mix all ingredients till crumbly. Take half of the crumbs and press them into the bottom and up the sides of a pie plate. Combine apples, sugar, and cinnamon and pour into crust. (You should have a mound in the middle-don’t worry. It will shrink as it bakes.) Spread the remaining crumbs over the top of the apples. Bake at 350° for about 45 minutes or till apples are tender. Serve with vanilla ice cream.

Roll yourself away from the table. Promise to eat healthier tomorrow.


  1. I made the pina colada zucchini bread It was fabulous!!! Thank you for sharing.


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