Favorite Dutch Apple Pie
Everything about this dessert makes it the top request for family gatherings and one of our favorite apple pie recipes. The delightful crust cuts beautifully to reveal a filling with pieces of diced apple. At harvesttime or any time, you cannot beat this delectable apple pie.


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 3/4 cup butter, melted
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1-1/4 cups cold water
  • 3 cups diced peeled tart apples
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, brown sugar, oats, pecans and butter; set aside 1 cup for topping.
  2. Press remaining crumb mixture into an ungreased 9-in. pie plate; set aside.
  3. Combine the sugar, cornstarch and water in a large saucepan until smooth; bring to a boil.
  4. Cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.
  5. Remove from the heat; stir in apples and vanilla.
  6. Pour into crust; top with reserved crumb mixture.
  7. Bake at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until crust is golden brown.
  8. Cool on a wire rack.

Yield: 6-8 servings.

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