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slice of dutch apple pie topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream

Dutch Apple Pie

  • Author: Brita Britnell
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


Dutch Apple Pie is made with spiced apple filling nestled on top of a flaky crust and covered with a buttery streusel crumb topping. Serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for the ultimate dessert.




  • 8 cups of apples (peeled, cored, and thinly sliced) about 3 pounds of whole apples
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
  • 3/4 cup of sugar
  • 1/4 cup of brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup of flour
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg
  • 1 prepared pie crust *


  • 1 cup of all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoons of ground cinnamon
  • 6 tablespoons of butter, melted (vegan as needed)


  1. If you haven’t already done so, prepare your pie crust and put it in the fridge to chill while you prepare the apples. I typically make mine in a 9 inch pie pan. Pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the apples, lemon juice, sugar, brown sugar, flour, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Set aside while you make the topping.
  3. Make the topping by mixing together the flour, brown sugar, nutmeg, cinnamon and butter until large clumps form. You may need to press the mixture together with your fingers a bit to form larger chunks as desired. Place in the fridge.
  4. Assemble the pie by stacking the apples neatly into the crust. This doesn’t need to be immaculate but I find that the pie turns out best if you arrange the slices as opposed to dumping it all into the crust (see video for reference). Depending on the size of your pie pan, the apples will likely be stacked up pretty high but don’t worry! They really compact down as it bakes and then much more as it cools.
  5. Sprinkle the crumble topping evenly over the apples. Place the pie gently on a baking sheet (in case of spillage) and bake for 45-55 minutes. Let cool completely and enjoy!


Apples- I like to use a mix of sweet and tart apples for this pie but really anything works well!

*Crust- HERE is a link to my classic vegan pie crust and HERE for my all coconut oil crust. I often use a store bought frozen crust for this pie because it comes together SO quickly that way and I love it. 


  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 55 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: apple pie, dutch apple pie, apple crumb pie