Dutch Apple Pie

READY IN: 1hr 10mins
Recipe by Countrywife

This is from the first Apple Hill Cookbook attributed to Alice Naslen. Alice, I've made many, many pies by request and shared your recipe with many people. I humbly thank you. I always keep an extra bottle of bitters now. When I open one, I buy another. Once when I ran out of bitters, the store didn't have any! Thanksgiving was not the same!

Top Review by Harmonyhill

I wanted to love this pie because it's different. The bitters add a great flavor and I found the custard/syrup to be really good. The finished product, however, was too sweet for my taste, and I wanted more apples than crust. I love the filling, so I'm wondering if it would be good in traditional pie crust. Thank you for a different kind of apple pie recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine crust mixture.
  2. Reserve 1 cup and press the rest in a pie tin.
  3. Put apples in crust.
  4. In a small pan mix water, sugar, salt, and cornstarch. Cook while stirring until mixture gets thick.
  5. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla and bitters.
  6. Pour hot custard over apples.
  7. Sprinkle reserved cup of crumbs over pie.
  8. Bake at 350°F for 50 to 60 minutes until crust is crunchy.

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