Dutch Apple Pie Recipe

Introduction:

Welcome to our kitchen, where we’re thrilled to share a unique twist on the beloved Dutch Apple Pie recipe! This delectable dessert features a buttery crust, tender apples, and a tantalizing streusel topping that will leave your taste buds craving more. Whether you’re a seasoned baker or a beginner in the culinary arts, this recipe is guaranteed to impress your family and friends. So, let’s dive into this extraordinary take on the Dutch Apple Pie!

Ingredients:

For the extraordinary crust:

  • 1 and ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup chilled unsalted butter, cut into small cubes
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup ice-cold water

For the apple filling bursting with flavor:

  • 5-6 medium-sized Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, and thinly sliced
  • ⅓ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

For the exceptional streusel topping:

  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup chilled unsalted butter, cut into small cubes
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

Instructions:

  1. Elevating the crust:
    • Begin by combining the all-purpose flour and salt in a spacious mixing bowl.
    • Add the chilled butter cubes to the bowl and incorporate them into the flour using a pastry cutter or your fingertips. Continue until the mixture resembles fine, sandy crumbs.
    • Gradually add the ice-cold water, one tablespoon at a time, and gently combine until the dough comes together.
    • Shape the dough into a disk, wrap it tightly in plastic wrap, and refrigerate it for a minimum of 30 minutes.
  2. Amplifying the apple filling:
    • In a separate bowl, combine the thinly sliced apples, granulated sugar, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, and fresh lemon juice. Thoroughly coat the apples with this flavorful mixture. Set aside.
  3. Innovating the streusel topping:
    • In a small bowl, blend the all-purpose flour, granulated sugar, chilled butter cubes, and ground cinnamon. Use your fingertips or a pastry cutter to create a crumbly texture. Set aside.
  4. Assembling the extraordinary pie:
    • Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
    • On a lightly floured surface, roll out the chilled pie crust into a generous 12-inch diameter circle.
    • Carefully transfer the crust to a 9-inch pie dish, gently pressing it onto the bottom and sides.
    • Trim any excess crust hanging over the edges.
  5. Filling the pie with innovation:
    • Pour the impeccably flavored apple filling into the prepared pie crust, ensuring an even distribution.
    • Sprinkle the ingenious streusel topping over the apple filling, completely covering it.
  6. Baking perfection:
    • Place the pie dish on a baking sheet to catch any delightful drips and bake it in the preheated oven for 45-50 minutes, or until the crust turns a golden brown and the filling bubbles with anticipation.
  7. Savoring the extraordinary creation:
    • Once the pie is baked to perfection, remove it from the oven and allow it to cool for at least 30 minutes before serving.
    • Serve this extraordinary Dutch Apple Pie warm or at room temperature. Consider pairing it with a dollop of artisanal vanilla ice cream or a cloud of freshly whipped cream.

Conclusion: Congratulations! You’ve ventured into the realm of extraordinary baking by creating this innovative Dutch Apple Pie

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