I have always loved Dutch Apple pie and let’s face it Thanksgiving is the perfect time to add it to the menu! Sorry I do not have any special recipes for pumpkin pie as I usually use the recipe on the Libby’s can because I’ve had success with it in the past, and if it’s good I don’t mess with it!
I have experimented with several different crust types and generally have found for myself I just stick with frozen pie crust. Making pie crust has never been my best skill and the roll out doughs didn’t seem to bake as well for my recipes. I let the crust thaw a little bit while I’m mixing up the apple pie filling and topping.
Preheat your oven to 375.
I start with coating the bottom of the pie crust with approx 1/2 of a teaspoon of flour and a dusting of cinnamon to prevent my crust from getting soggy.
Next I peeled and sliced up my apples. I like to slice my apples in small thin chunks. I find they bake better this way. I use an apple peeler/corer. Even though this is not an every day kitchen utensil for me it has been one of the best investments I have made as far as a time saver for sure! Tonight I peeled, cored, and cut up 6 apples in just under 12 minutes!
Now it’s time to make your filling! In a mixing bowl combine the apples, flour, cinnamon, apple pie spice, and brown sugar. Pour this mixture into the pie filling.
Set the pie aside and make your topping. Combine soft room temp butter, white sugar, flour, and brown sugar together. I used a hand mixture to get the consistency desired. Pour the mixture on top of the pie and lightly pat down to hold the topping in place.
Bake for approx 50-60 minutes. Watch to make sure your crust isn’t getting to dark, if it is, cover the edges of the pie with foil, I have had to do this in the past with different ovens, but not with my current one.
I always bake mine on a cookie sheet to prevent run off from getting on the bottom of my oven. The less clean up the better!
Place on a cooling rack and let cool for at least 30 minutes before serving.
Frozen deep dish pie crust
1/2 teaspoon flour
5-6 peeled and sliced Granny Smith apples
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon apple pie spice
1 1/2 teaspoons flour
1/2 cup softened butter
3/4 cup flour
1/4 cup white sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar