This Open Face Apple Pie is like the convertible of apple pies.
It’s fun, delicious, and all about taking the top down and loving life.
You may know this dessert by another name: Dutch Apple Pie.
Open Face Dutch Apple Pie
Believe it or not, we still have a few apples from our tree that are begging to be baked.
Over the past few weeks, I’ve been up to my elbows in pies.
I have been making some homemade pies for work, some for the kids, and for the generous family who bought my “Pie a month for a Year” at our church’s big fundraiser Viva Italia.
With enough dough for one more shell, I decided to appease those screaming honey crisps, and this is what came out of my oven.
Unbeknownst to me, a Dutch Apple Pie from scratch.
How to Make Apple Pie
- Cut and peel six cups of apple slices then place them in a pie shell. Either make a homemade pie crust or buy one in a grocery store.
- Mix some cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt and put it over the apples.
- Create a topping of brown sugar, flour, and butter (with optional pecans or walnuts if desired) and sprinkle this combination over the spice mixture.
- Bake for 50 to 60 minutes, until the apples are tender and the pie crust is lightly brown.
- Let the pie sit for 30 minutes before slicing, if you have the willpower!
Apple pie is as iconic as anything can be in the U.S.
Most of us have a favorite pie.
Although I can’t say I have an favorite pie, I don’t think I have ever turned down a slice of apple pie.
It’s sort of like my mom saying she loved all of her kids (six) equally.
How can you choose a favorite homemade pie?
If you’re looking for some Thanksgiving pie recipes, this easy Dutch Apple Pie is a great choice.
More Thanksgiving Pie Ideas:
- Shoo-Fly Pie Recipe
- Pecan Pie from Platter Talk
- Thanksgiving Pies and Tarts from Food & Wine
- Dazzling Thanksgiving Pies from Southern Living
- Brandy Chocolate Cherry Pie from Platter Talk
More Easy Apple Desserts
Our chef Kat does an amazing job at showing you how to make a pie crust from scratch.
Give it a whirl, and in no time at all, you’ll be known as an expert pie maker to all!
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Dutch Apple Pie
For the Filling
- 6 cups peeled apple slices
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
For the Topping
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts optional
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
- Fill pie shell with apple slices.
- Combine granulated sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt; sprinkle over the apples.
- Combine topping ingredients until crumbly; sprinkle over top of pie.
- Bake for 45 to 50 minutes, until apples are tender and topping is browned.
Updated from original apple pie recipe from December 1, 2013.