Appeltaart – Dutch Apple Pie

Dutch apple pie (appeltaart or appelgebak) recipes are distinct in that they typically call for flavourings such as cinnamon and lemon juice to be added.

Dutch Apple Pie

Appeltaart - Dutch Apple Pie

Author: The Cook
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  • 1 x 23 cm pie shell
  • 5 cups apples, peeled, cored and sliced
  • tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • cup white sugar
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon ground allspice
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ cup packed brown sugar
  • ¾ cup rolled oats
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • ½ cup butter

Recipe Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 220°C. Fit pastry shell into pie pan and place in freezer.
  • To make apple filling: Place apples in a large bowl. In a separate bowl combine 2 tablespoons flour, white sugar, ½ teaspoon cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice. Mix well, then add to apples. Toss until apples are evenly coated.
  • Remove pie shell from freezer. Place apple mixture in pie shell and dot with 2 tablespoons butter or margarine. Lay a sheet of aluminum foil lightly on top of filling, but do not seal.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes.

While filling is baking, make Streusel Topping

  • In a medium bowl combine ¾ cup flour, ½ teaspoon cinnamon, brown sugar, oats, and lemon peel. Mix thoroughly, then cut in ½ cup butter or margarine until mixture is crumbly. Remove filling from oven and sprinkle streusel on top.
  • Reduce heat to 190°C. Bake an additional 30 to 35 minutes, until streusel is browned and apples are tender. Cover loosely with aluminum foil to prevent excess browning.

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