Recipe by TheDancingCook
The first apple pie I ever made; easy and simple directions. And real apples, no canned apple pie filling! I made this for dessert when company was over and I figured if I screwed up, I could always pass it off as apple cobbler with ice cream served over it, but it came out great, looked and tasted like a real apple pie!
Top Review by MizzNezz
This is GREAT!! Dutch apple is my husbands favorite pie and he said this is the best one he's had! Very easy to make. The spices were just right. I think heating the sauce before adding the apples gave it a creamier texture. This one is a true keeper!! Thanks Tara for another great recipe!
- 2 cups flour
- 1 cup brown sugar, packed
- 3⁄4 cup butter or 3⁄4 cup margarine, melted
- 1⁄2 cup quick-cooking oats
- 2⁄3 cup sugar
- 3 tablespoons cornstarch
- 1 1⁄4 cups water
- 3 cups tart apples, peeled and sliced (I use Granny Smith)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Directions See How It's Made
- Combine flour, brown sugar, butter/margarine and oats; set aside 1 cup for the topping.
- Press remaining crumb mixture into an ungreased 9 inch pie plate; set aside.
- For the pie filling: combine sugar, cornstarch and water in a saucepan until smooth, bring to a boil.
- Cook and stir for 1 minute or until thickened.
- Remove from heat and stir in apples and vanilla.
- Pour filling mixture into crust and top with the 1 cup crumb mixture.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes or until crust is golden brown.