The recipe for a Dutch apple pie, just like grandma used to make it. Delicious with sour apples, cinnamon, and of course raisins. A classic that you can definitely wake me up for!
Now I don’t like to be woken up at all so that says something. Dutch apple pie is really a typical Dutch delicacy and a favorite with many people when it comes to cakes. I think the dough alone is delicious and of course, we use real butter to make this apple pie.
Dutch apple pie with a nice dollop of whipped cream
It is of course best to serve a real old-fashioned apple pie warm, but this pie also works well cold. Add a nice dollop of whipped cream and enjoy! Although it is of course the perfect treat to serve during a birthday, you can also make this apple pie without a birthday. Reasons enough!
The benefits of homemade apple pie
All the advantages of a homemade apple pie at a glance:
✓ Your house smells wonderful when you have baked an apple pie (not for nothing one of the sales tricks when selling a house)
✓ This pie consists for a large part of apples, apples are fruit, fruit is healthy and that is why an apple pie is best healthy, right?!
✓ You immediately have something delicious in your house for when you get visitors
✓ Baking apple pie makes you very happy and of course eating it
✓ Nostalgia, reminiscing and enjoying that delicious old-fashioned typical Dutch apple pie
✓ Baking an apple pie is a relaxing activity that counteracts stress
Enough reasons to make this delicious Dutch apple pie, right? Do you have another good reason? Let me know in the comments!
- 1 kilo sour apples Golden reins
- 450 grams of flour
- 250 grams of butter unsalted - room temperature
- 225 grams light brown sugar
- 100 grams of raisins
- 50 grams of granulated sugar
- 2 eggs medium
- 3 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- salt lemon juice
- Place the raisins in a bowl of warm water and let them soak for a while.
- Preheat the oven to 175 degrees.
- Beat the 2 eggs in a bowl.
- Mix the flour, butter, caster sugar, vanilla extract, a good pinch of salt and about 1½ eggs (the rest of the egg is used to cover the apple pie) until you have a nice compact dough (keep the other half of the egg). separately so that you can spread it over the apple pie later).
- Line a springform pan with baking paper and grease it.
- Now take about ¾ of the dough and cover the bottom and sides of the springform with it. You can do this by first rolling out the dough and then dividing it over the springform or the easy way: first spread the dough over the bottom and then divide it over the sides with your finger. Make sure the springform is well covered with a nice layer of dough.
- Peel the apples and cut them into small pieces. Put them in a bowl and sprinkle some lemon juice over them. Drain the raisins and mix them with the apples together with the granulated sugar and cinnamon.
- Fill your pie crust with the apple mixture.
- Now use the last part of your dough to make (long) strands with it and place them in a diamond pattern over your apple pie. Just press on the edges.
- You can also make a braid over the edge as I did. It's a bit of work but then you also have something . To do this, braid 3 thin strands over the edge of the apple pie.
- Brush the rest of the egg over the top of the cake with a brush. Place the cake in the oven for about 1 hour until it is a nice golden brown. Enjoy your meal!