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Dutch Apple Pie

Dutch Apple Pie by Wood and Spoon Blog. This is a delicious fall pie made with homemade pie crust, cinnamon sugar apples and a streusel crumb topping. This pie is great for Thanksgiving or holidays and makes a yummy alternative for regular apple pie. Learn how to make homemade apple pie with brown sugar crumble on thewoodandspoon.com

I couldn’t get too deep into November without a pie recipe. Here in America, pie might as well have its own corner of the food pyramid wherever Thanksgiving holidays are concerned. Luckily, I have my all-time FAVORITE apple pie recipe to share today: Dutch Apple Pie. This recipe is an excerpt from my first book, Her Daily Bread, and I’ve basically been waiting all year to share it. Let’s get started!

Dutch Apple Pie by Wood and Spoon Blog. This is a delicious fall pie made with homemade pie crust, cinnamon sugar apples and a streusel crumb topping. This pie is great for Thanksgiving or holidays and makes a yummy alternative for regular apple pie. Learn how to make homemade apple pie with brown sugar crumble on thewoodandspoon.com

First of all, who died and made apple pie reign supreme? Is there any dessert more quintessentially fall? While pumpkin is divisive and chocolate is more of an annual offering, if you ask me, apple is just right this time of year. My rendition features a homemade pie crust, a generously spiced apple filling, and a buttery brown sugar crumble on top. The end result is a pie with loads of flavor and texture- the perfect treat to serve to the masses.

Dutch Apple Pie by Wood and Spoon Blog. This is a delicious fall pie made with homemade pie crust, cinnamon sugar apples and a streusel crumb topping. This pie is great for Thanksgiving or holidays and makes a yummy alternative for regular apple pie. Learn how to make homemade apple pie with brown sugar crumble on thewoodandspoon.com

If you’re new to pie baking or just really want to take you skills to the next level, be sure to check out my tutorial on how to make pie dough. Here, I share the ins and outs of making, rolling, braiding, crimping, baking, and storing pie crust. For example, did you know it’s not too early to make and freeze your doughs?! TRUE STORY! I highly recommend the tutorial for anyone wanting a home run pie.

Dutch Apple Pie by Wood and Spoon Blog. This is a delicious fall pie made with homemade pie crust, cinnamon sugar apples and a streusel crumb topping. This pie is great for Thanksgiving or holidays and makes a yummy alternative for regular apple pie. Learn how to make homemade apple pie with brown sugar crumble on thewoodandspoon.com

Once you know how to make a crust, you can start by making one! This Dutch apple pie calls for a single crust because the topping is 100% streusel. No par-baking required here, just roll out and crimp the dough, freezing it briefly while you prepare the filling.

Dutch Apple Pie by Wood and Spoon Blog. This is a delicious fall pie made with homemade pie crust, cinnamon sugar apples and a streusel crumb topping. This pie is great for Thanksgiving or holidays and makes a yummy alternative for regular apple pie. Learn how to make homemade apple pie with brown sugar crumble on thewoodandspoon.com

The filling is apples, sugar, spice, and lemon juice. I like to use golden delicious apples, but you can opt for any of your faves! Braeburns and jonagolds are also very popular- just make sure you have plenty to fill this pie to the brim. Once your filling is made, finish it off with the crumble. Melted butter, flour, brown sugar, cinnamon and salt make up the streusel. It comes together in a bowl before topping the pie. More crumble is more better, IMO.

Dutch Apple Pie by Wood and Spoon Blog. This is a delicious fall pie made with homemade pie crust, cinnamon sugar apples and a streusel crumb topping. This pie is great for Thanksgiving or holidays and makes a yummy alternative for regular apple pie. Learn how to make homemade apple pie with brown sugar crumble on thewoodandspoon.com

After an hour bake, the pie needs a little time to set up. I usually give it 4 hours, but you can also let it rest overnight. Slice and serve warm pieces with scoops of vanilla or no-churn cinnamon maple ice cream. It’s a super comforting and cozy pie, perfect for this time of year. And even though this is pie szn, this is the only pie I’ll be sharing for the rest of the year! If you need a few more pie recipes to round out your repertoire, be sure to check out the archives of this site or pick up a copy of my book! Her Daily Bread is nearing its first birthday, and I couldn’t be happier to celebrate with you all. In the meantime, happy baking and happy fall!

Dutch Apple Pie by Wood and Spoon Blog. This is a delicious fall pie made with homemade pie crust, cinnamon sugar apples and a streusel crumb topping. This pie is great for Thanksgiving or holidays and makes a yummy alternative for regular apple pie. Learn how to make homemade apple pie with brown sugar crumble on thewoodandspoon.com

If you like this Dutch apple pie you should try:

Caramel Apple Pie
Brown Butter Apple Tart
Apple Crumb Bars
Cheddar Apple Pie

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Dutch Apple Pie

This Dutch apple pie features a homemade pie crust, a cinnamon apple filling, and a brown sugar and butter streusel topping.

  • Author: Kate wood
  • Prep Time: 25
  • Cook Time: 60
  • Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes
  • Yield: 9 Servings
  • Category: Dessert

Ingredients

For the filling:

  • 1 recipe for homemade pie dough (see below) or 1 refrigerated deep-dish single pie crust
  • 8 cups peeled, ¼” thick apple slices (I use Golden Delicious apples)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh-squeeze lemon juice
  • ¼ cup light brown sugar
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons apple pie spice

For the crumble:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, at room temperature

Instructions

  1. Move one rack to the bottom third of the oven and preheat to 400 degrees Farenheit. If possible, preheat a baking steel or heavy bottomed sheet pan on that lower rack.
  2. Use a lightly floured rolling pin to roll the dough out on a well-floured surface into a 1/8-1/4” thick circle about an inch larger than your deep-dish pie plate on all sides. Roll the dough loosely back onto the rolling pin and lift it into the pie dish. Gently fit the dough into the pie plate and trim off any excess dough leaving a 1” border around the edge of the dish. Fold the lip of the dough under so that it extends just over the edge of the pie plate and crimp the edges as you prefer. Place the dish in the freezer while you mix up your remaining elements.
  3. In a large bowl, toss to combine the apple slices, brown sugar, sugar, flour, and apple pie spice. Pour the mixture evenly into your prepared pie crust and place in the fridge while you prepare your crumble.
  4. In the same bowl that you tossed together your filling, combine the crumble flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt. Use a pastry cutter or the backs of two forks to cut the butter into the flour until the butter is integrated a sandy mixture with pea-sized clumps for. Sprinkle the topping onto the apple filling. Bake the pie on the preheated baking steel or sheet pan until the crust is brown and the filling in the center of the pie is bubbling, about 60-70 minutes. If you notice your crust gets too brown before the filling is bubbling, you can use a pie crust shield or a ring of aluminum foil to careful cover that outer edge to prevent burning. Allow the pie to cool completely, at least 4 hours, prior to cutting and serving with ice cream, if desired.

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Pecan Apple Dutch Baby

Pecan Apple Dutch Baby by Wood and Spoon. This is a cinnamon flavored skillet pancake topped with cinnamon spiced apples and maple glazed pecans. This one bowl recipe can be make in a pinch and is a fun breakfast to make with kids. Watch this simple treat rise In the oven and top it with fall-flavored fruit and crunchy, sweet and salty nuts. Find the recipe and how-to on thewoodandspoon.com

One of my favorite things about Southern food is how deeply intertwined it is with tradition. Of course I love a fresh twist on a recipe of old, a modernized nod to something from years ago, but there’s something really special about doing things the same way the generations before you did. Souteherners have mastered the art of honoring food traditions, and I’m so grateful that this way of living is slowly rubbing off on me.

Pecan Apple Dutch Baby by Wood and Spoon. This is a cinnamon flavored skillet pancake topped with cinnamon spiced apples and maple glazed pecans. This one bowl recipe can be make in a pinch and is a fun breakfast to make with kids. Watch this simple treat rise In the oven and top it with fall-flavored fruit and crunchy, sweet and salty nuts. Find the recipe and how-to on thewoodandspoon.com

Kinda like Saturday morning breakfasts. Growing up, I don’t remember my Mom spending a whole lot of time in the kitchen. She’d whip out costumes for school recitals or little crafty projects for she and I to complete on the weekend, but cooking was not her forte. Despite this, I have distinct memories of a dish she would occasionally make on Saturday mornings for the family. Equal parts food and science experiment, Mom’s “Pancake Surprise” was a meal and a show all in one. She’d fill her casserole dish with a loose batter, and I’d sit by the oven watching the confection rise and bubble and crater all over. In the end, we’d cut big squares to douse with syrup, and I just knew it was the coolest breakfast on the planet.

Dutch, Dutch Baby

Years later, I watched someone make a Dutch baby pancake in a cast-iron skillet, and I realized that was Mom’s pancake surprise in action. I hadn’t eaten it in years, but the sight of those edges rising dramatically over the edge of the pan was enough to make my mouth water. I couldn’t wait to try it for myself.

Pecan Apple Dutch Baby by Wood and Spoon. This is a cinnamon flavored skillet pancake topped with cinnamon spiced apples and maple glazed pecans. This one bowl recipe can be make in a pinch and is a fun breakfast to make with kids. Watch this simple treat rise In the oven and top it with fall-flavored fruit and crunchy, sweet and salty nuts. Find the recipe and how-to on thewoodandspoon.com

Pecan Apple Dutch Baby

So this pecan apple Dutch baby is a nod to those Saturday traditions. Of course it’s delicious, as anything given enough butter and sugar should be, but what I love about it more than anything is watching my kids peering into the oven like I used to. Begging for more syrup like I used to. Licking their sticky fingers like I used to. Breathing new life into those things that were apart off my childhood makes me feel like we’re creating something bigger than breakfast here… we’re feeding on something that will nourish us for years to come.

Pecan Apple Dutch Baby by Wood and Spoon. This is a cinnamon flavored skillet pancake topped with cinnamon spiced apples and maple glazed pecans. This one bowl recipe can be make in a pinch and is a fun breakfast to make with kids. Watch this simple treat rise In the oven and top it with fall-flavored fruit and crunchy, sweet and salty nuts. Find the recipe and how-to on thewoodandspoon.com

Making the Dutch Baby

To make this pecan apple Dutch baby, we start with the batter. Eggs and milk are whisked with flour, sugar, and a smattering of spices. In the meantime, we melt some butter in a skillet in our piping hot oven. Carefully swirl the melted butter around the pan and pour the simple batter straight in. Allow the baby to bake and rise until brown and seriously puffed.

While the baby is baking, we can prepare the apples. More melted butter is combined with sliced apples, cinnamon, sugar, and salt. Stir until the apples have just barely softened but not lost their shape. Remove from the heat while you wait for your pecan apple Dutch baby to finish baking.

Pecan Apple Dutch Baby by Wood and Spoon. This is a cinnamon flavored skillet pancake topped with cinnamon spiced apples and maple glazed pecans. This one bowl recipe can be make in a pinch and is a fun breakfast to make with kids. Watch this simple treat rise In the oven and top it with fall-flavored fruit and crunchy, sweet and salty nuts. Find the recipe and how-to on thewoodandspoon.com

When the pancake is complete, I like to top it with the cinnamon apples and glazed pecans. For this, I’m so thankful to have partnered with Diamond of California Nuts. Their glazed nut toppings triumph beyond salads and are a perfect crunchy addition of sweet and salty to a number of dishes including this pecan apple Dutch baby. Here, I opted for the Maple Glazed Pecans, but any number of their options would have been terrific. I caught myself nibbling on the pecans while I waited for the pancake to finish up, so beware… they’re addicting.

Pecan Apple Dutch Baby by Wood and Spoon. This is a cinnamon flavored skillet pancake topped with cinnamon spiced apples and maple glazed pecans. This one bowl recipe can be make in a pinch and is a fun breakfast to make with kids. Watch this simple treat rise In the oven and top it with fall-flavored fruit and crunchy, sweet and salty nuts. Find the recipe and how-to on thewoodandspoon.com

Although it may look a finicky breakfast to prepare, this little skillet pancake is actually quite simple and is the perfect dose of comfort and tradition to add to your Saturday mornings. I hope you’ll give it a try this weekend and share it with some people you love. Happy Friday, y’all!

If you like this pecan apple Dutch baby you should try:

Maple Oatmeal Biscuits

Honey Nut Biscuits

Buttermilk Pancakes

Breakfast Danish

Brown Sugar Danishes 

This post is sponsored by Diamond of California Nuts. Thank you for supporting brands that makes the recipes on this site possible!

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Pecan Apple Dutch Baby

This pecan apple dutch baby is a giant puffy pancake topped with cinnamon-spiced apples and glazed nuts. A fun breakfast for fall, this dutch baby is a delicious treat to share! Read more about the recipe here!

  • Author: Kate Wood
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 30
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 4
  • Category: Breakfast

Ingredients

For the pancake:

  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2/3 cup (160 gm) milk
  • 2/3 cup (95 gm) all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • ½ t cinnamon
  • ½ t apple pie spice

For the apples:

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 apples (I use Granny Smith or Jonathon) peeled and sliced into ¼” slices
  • 1/3 cup (70 gm) brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon apple pie spice
  • Pinch of salt
  • Glazed Pecans, if desired
  • Vanilla Yogurt, if desired

Instructions

To prepare the pancake:

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Once preheated, add butter to a 10” skillet and place in the oven until just barely meted. Remove from oven and carefully swirl the butter around the perimeter and edges and bottom of pan. Meanwhile, prepare your batter.
  2. Whisk together the eggs and milk. Add the flour, brown sugar, cinnamon and apple pie spice and whisk to combine. Pour the batter into the butter-coated pan and bake for 20 minutes. Lower the heat to 300 and bake for an additional 5-8 minutes or so, until the pancake is puffed and bronzed all over. Remove from oven and top with the apples and glazed pecans. You can serve with yogurt, if desired.

To prepare the apples:

  1. Melt the butter in a small pan over medium heat. Add the apples, brown sugar, cinnamon apple pie spice, and salt. Stir to combine and allow to cook, stirring occasionally, until the apples have barely softened but not lost their shape. Serve on top of the pancake.

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