Dutch Apple Pie! or Hollandse Appeltaart is loaded with apples, raisins, cinnamon and the most delicious pastry I've ever eaten! Be sure to have a lovely cup of coffee to go with a slice of pie in true Dutch tradition!
It seems wherever you go in Holland, you will be warmly welcomed with a slice of Dutch Apple Tart or Pie! It's a very popular dish and you would normally eat it with a mid-morning coffee or mid-afternoon.
Should you ever visit a Dutch person, don't be surprised if you are offered a piece of their homemade apple pie. It's a wonderful recipe, with a slight crunch texture from the lattice top pastry, the flavor of cinnamon, and the slight sharpness of the apples.
The pie itself is not dry at all because it is absolutely loaded with juicy apples and sultanas. The pastry is crumbly and buttery and just melts in your mouth. It really is quite a pie!
If you have lots of apples, it is worth making a few of these pies and freezing them, either before or after baking, either way will work well.
Serve on its own with a cup of Dutch coffee, or have as a dessert, warm or cold, with a blob of whipped cream or ice cream. Please enjoy!
This is an easy apple pie recipe, and making the pastry takes no effort at all! Plus it looks super! So let's see how easy this pie is to make.
You will need
A 24 cm / 9 ½ inch springform or tin with a removable base (easier to get the pie out)
For the pastry
2 cups or 250 g plain / all purpose flour
2 eggs (1½ is for the pastry & ½ for egg wash before the oven).
½ cup or 80 g caster (cake) or regular sugar
6 oz or 175 g butter, softened
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
For the filling
2 ½ lbs or 1 Kg apples (Granny Smiths or any sour apple is good)
½ cup or 70 g sultanas or raisins
¼ cup or 50 g caster (cake) or regular sugar
3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1. Preheat the oven to 170 C / 325 F / Gas 3. Grease your baking tin.
First we make the pastry.
2. Mix the flour, softened butter, sugar, cinnamon and 1½ eggs in a bowl. Mix with your hands until you get a smooth soft dough.
Split the dough so you have ¾ for the cake tin and ¼ for the top decoration.
3. Roll out ¾ of the dough to cover the bottom and sides of the tin.
Now the filling.
4. Peel, core and slice the apples. Mix this with the sugar, sultanas / raisins and cinnamon. Place all of it in the cake tin and spread evenly.
5. Roll out the remaining dough and cut or roll with your hands into long strips, each about 1cm wide. Put in a lattice pattern across the pie like in the photo, weaving them in an over-and-under pattern.
Use the shortest strips for the edges of the lattice. Press the ends of the strips firmly to the edge of the pie and trim away any excess dough with a knife.
Brush the pastry strips with remaining (beaten) egg.
6. Place in the oven for about 60 minutes or until pastry is light brown.
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Delicious Dutch Recipes
Here's a selection of the delicious Dutch recipes I made during my time living in Holland
Dutch Buttercake (Boterkoek) . This is a moist, soft butter cake, famous in the Netherlands. Often served with a cup of coffee. Easy to make and very popular!
Dutch Farmhouse Cake - It's delicious! There's apples, cinnamon, spices and the way you make it is very different! So easy it's untrue!
Dutch Apple Pudding with Butterscotch Sauce, this is a delicious dessert, wonderful served warm. Lovely chunks of apple, laced with cinnamon and then served with a drizzle of warm butterscotch sauce. So Yummy!
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Dutch Apple Pie
Dutch Apple Pie - Loaded with apples, raisins, cinnamon and the most delicious pastry I've ever eaten! Be sure to have a lovely cup of coffee to go with a slice of pie in true Dutch tradition!
For the pastry:
- 2 cups or 250 g plain / all purpose flour
- 2 eggs ., 1½ is for the pastry & ½ for egg wash before the oven
- ½ cup or 80 g caster or regular sugar, cake
- 6 oz or 175 g butter, softened
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
For the filling:
- 2 ½ lbs or 1 Kg apples, Granny Smiths or any sour apple is good
- ½ cup or 70 g sultanas or raisins
- ¼ cup or 50 g caster or regular sugar, cake
- 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- Preheat the oven to 170 C / 325 F / Gas 3. Grease your baking tin.
First we make the pastry.
- Mix the flour, softened butter, sugar, cinnamon and 1½ eggs in a bowl. Mix with your hands until you get a smooth soft dough.
- Split the dough so you have ¾ for the cake tin and ¼ for the top decoration.
- Roll out ¾ of the dough to cover the bottom and sides of the tin.
Now the filling :
- Peel, core and slice the apples. Mix this with the sugar, sultanas / raisins and cinnamon. Place all of it in the cake tin and spread evenly.
- Roll out the remaining dough and cut into long strips, each about 1cm wide. Put in a lattice pattern across the pie like in the photo, weaving them in an over-and-under pattern. Use the shortest strips for the edges of the lattice. Press the ends of the strips firmly to the edge of the pie and trim away any excess dough with a knife.
- Brush the pastry strips with remaining (beaten) egg.
- Place in the oven for about 60 minutes or until pastry is light brown.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 393Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 82mgSodium: 165mgCarbohydrates: 59gFiber: 4gSugar: 33gProtein: 5g
Nutrition information isn’t always accurate
Delicious Recipes Using Apples
Here's a lovely selection of recipes using apples.
Apple Frangipane. This is a really nice coffee time cake to make. Goes great with a nice cup of tea! Or you can have as a dessert, warm or cold with a squirt of whipped cream or like me, a blob of vanilla ice cream! It's really yummy! Delicious!
Easy Apple Spiced Turnovers. Delicious warm from the oven! Crispy puff pastry packed with apples coated in cinnamon. Great eaten warm or chilled with a blob of ice cream!
Apple and Pumpkin Muffins! These breakfast muffins are full of the flavors of Fall with pumpkin, apple and cinnamon with a delicious streusel topping. A really easy recipe and that topping is so good!
Easy Apple Angel Dump Cake, so delicious with a blob or two of ice cream! Easy recipe and quick to make. Oven or slow cooker, you choose!
Apple Fritters. Yum! Slices of apple in a crispy light batter then coated in cinnamon sugar. Served warm with a drizzle of syrup, honey or a blob of ice cream.. makes for a perfect dessert! Quick and easy recipe too!
Apple and Cranberry Crescent Roll Cream Cheese Bars. An incredibly easy recipe with fantastic flavors!
Dutch Apple Pudding with Butterscotch Sauce, this is a delicious dessert, wonderful served warm. Lovely chunks of apple, laced with cinnamon and then served with a drizzle of warm butterscotch sauce.
Delicious Apple Crumble Pie Bars. These are absolutely out of this world! Chunks of apple pie filling on a lovely shortbread base and topped off with a delicious crumble. Really easy recipe too!
Mini Caramel Apple Pastries. Delightful mini pastries filled with caramel and apples and oh so easy to make!
Mom's Homemade Apple Pie. A wonderful old family recipe, simple ingredients, easy to make and delicious every time! Perfect for a regular family dessert, or to take to pot lucks, Thanksgiving, or anytime!
Amazing Toffee Apple Cake, a delicious cake recipe made from scratch bursting with the flavors of Fall. Perfect for Thanksgiving and Christmas too!
Nanny Pat's Special Apple Pie
This apple pie is an old family recipe and always very popular, especially for those who prefer a crustless pie!
German Style Fluffy Apple Pancakes. Delicious, quick and easy recipe and these are certainly fluffy! Serve warm with a sprinkling of sugar and a dash of cinnamon.
Fluffy Apple Swirl Pudding - A wonderful bread and butter dessert, best served warm with a drizzle of Maple Syrup or a blob of ice cream..or both!
Mom's apple dumplings recipe, old fashioned recipe using apples in a sweet pie crust then baked in delicious cinnamon syrup. A great comforting dessert
I had 50 grams of sultanas left in order to make the number up to the 70g required I used raisins too, it was soft to roll, but I did it, placed it in my 9 inch springforn tin and it is now in the oven with lattice on top cooking for 60 minutes
Made this Dutch Apple pie today and was very disappointed with the Pastry. I used the suggested ingredients but the pastry was too soft and nearly impossible to roll out. After I gave up on rolling it, I pushed it into the tin with my hands and, when it was cooked it was flavourless and like Shortcrust pastry which has too much liquid in it. I compared the recipe to a similar one, with similar pastry, I use for Baked Egg Custard Tart which you have to push into the tin with your hands and feel it would be much better.My recipe uses 150g butter, 100gm caster sugar and 200 gm plain flour and 1 egg and is much shorter and tastier. The fruit filling was OK but put a few more raisins in it.
I have made this a few times now. I have always used about a cup more apples, added a cup of walnuts and since we are crazy for cinnamon I tripled the amount. It is amazing!! Thank you so much for sharing this recipe.
Del's cooking twistsays:
This pie looks so good, I keep the recipe in mind for later!
Linda (Meal Planning Maven)says:
This pie looks incredible! I can only imagine how amazing it tastes!
Thank you Linda!
Barbara Dunn Eddysays:
This pie looks Amazing and even though I avoid peeling apples I will try this soon! I just have one question… I can separate eggs just fine, but I have no clue how to 1/2 an egg…
Hi Barbara, thank you, I’m happy you like the recipe.
The best thing to do is break ONE egg and beat it. Then take half out and set aside. This half that you set aside is for the egg wash over the top of the pastry. The other half is to add to the other whole egg for the pastry ingredients. I hope that helps!
Happy baking and I hope you enjoy the pie!
Barbara Dunn Eddysays:
Thank you Mary… I will give it a try!
Tracy from Australiasays:
I just adore this recipe. I have never ever made any apple pie so was a bit apprehensive but let me say, you made me look good! It turned out beautifully! So rustic and so easy! I really don’t know if I can try another recipe to be honest. If it isn’t broken, why try fixing it! Thank you.
Thanks Tracy, you are a good cook, so I am very proud you liked the recipe! It’s certainly a very delicious pie, in Holland, it is often served with a blob of whipped cream and a coffee!