Amazing Dutch Apple Pie

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Pie plate for best ever dutch apple pieThis is the BEST Dutch apple pie ever! I have never, ever tasted one that is as good as this. It will knock your socks off!
This is the best recipe for Dutch Apple Pie ever! We call it "Evil Apple Pie", and it is simply divine!

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 buttery 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.
One bite of this Dutch apple pie, and you will know why we call it the best ever!
Two layers of sweet buttery crumb topping make this the best apple pie ever!

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”. Top it with some ice cream and you will be in apple pie heaven.
There is no crust rolling involved with this awesome Dutch Apple Pie. It is the best ever!
Seriously, doesn’t this just look amazing?
After one bite of this Dutch apple pie, you will be in apple pie heaven! We call it "evil apple pie."
Yield: 8 servings

Amazing Dutch Apple Pie

Amazing Dutch Apple Pie
Buttery crumb crust and topping make this the best Dutch apple pie ever!
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes


  • Crust/Topping:
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 3/4 cup butter, melted
  • Filling:
  • 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 Deep Dish 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 warm with vanilla ice cream.

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

apple pie-recipe(Original photo. Photos updated 11/2015.)


  1. Geraldine says:

    I tried this recipe and it was fabulous. It was so easy to make. I cooked it for 10mins longer and it was perfect. Everyone wanted a second slice!

  2. Kara- I just made this as an apple tart (enamored with my new 11 inch tart pan) and I can’t believe those beautiful crumbs!. I’ve long been trying to duplicate a dutch apple pie I tasted in Amish country and this is even better. Thank you! Crumbs get me every time- on
    coffeecake, etc.

  3. I make a crumb top Apple Pie… Not too sure if a crumb base would be too sweet. Will definitely try this pie with the crumb top…My son loves Apple pie. doesn’t want cake for his birthday always Apple Pie – he is 38… So never changed. will try this crumble top this year…thank you for a new slant on my pie…

  4. beverly wright says:

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

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