Simple Dutch apple pie recipe made with fresh apples, a homemade crust, and a streusel topping with a secret ingredient: cornmeal!
For the filling:
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- Dash of salt
- About 5 cups thinly sliced apples (peeled and cored), 8-10 medium apples
For the streusel:
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/3 cup granulated sugar
- 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon yellow cornmeal
- 6 tablespoons butter, melted
- Single Pie Crust
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Mix first 5 ingredients together in a medium bowl, mixing together to coat everything well.
- Add the apple mixture to a prepared unbaked pie crust in a deep 9-inch pie plate. Place the apple pie in the oven (with no top on) and bake for 25 minutes.
- To make the streusel, add the flour, sugars, and cornmeal to a small bowl and whisk to combine. Drizzle the melted butter over the top and stir with a fork until roughly combined.
- Remove the pie from the oven after 25 minutes and carefully add the streusel topping evenly over the top.
- Bake for an additional 20-25 minutes, until the crust and streusel have browned.
- Remove the pie from the oven and let cool for at least one hour. Serve warm or at room temperature.
- Here’s a post about how to cut apples it you need it. If you peel them first and then cut them this way, it’s the fastest way to get your apples prepped.
- Try to find a firm apple to use in this recipe. I like a mix between sweet and sour apples. You can use Granny Smith, Jonathan, Jonagold, Winesap, Golden Delicious, Honey Crisp, Gala, and Rome Beauty. I used Golden Delicious from our trees for this pie and it was great.
- In the world of pies, this one has a low amount of added sugar. If using a very tart apple you may need to double the sugar. Just adjust to taste.