Tuesday, November 11, 2008

My Dutch Apple Pie Recipe

Posted Sep-27-07 19:30:58 PDT
I thought it would be seasonally appropriate to give you my recipe for Dutch Apple Pie, a recipe that back in 1991 was selected for publishing in Stark Brother's special 175th Anniversary Edition of "Granny Stark's Search for The Perfect Fruit Pie" by Storey Publications! I must confess I do not care for traditional Apple Pie. Like all desserts I consume, I prefer a little crunch in it! (Usually chocolate, too!) This fits the bill...
Laura's Dutch Apple Pie
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line a pie plate with your pastry. Mix together the following Filling Ingredients & place in the pastry-lined pie pan...
6 cups peeled & sliced apples
1/2 cup Sugar
1/2 cup packed Brown Sugar
1 teaspoon Cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon Nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon Ground Cloves
Next, mix together the following Topping Ingredients, using your fingertips to make a soft, crumbly mixture...
3/4 cup Flour
1/2 cup packed Brown Sugar
1 teaspoon Cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon Nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon Ground Cloves
1/2 cup soft Butter
Sprinkle this Topping Mixture on top of the Apple Mixture & bake for about 40 minutes. Serve with Whipped Cream or Vanilla Ice Cream!
~I am so happy to tell you that tomorrow is the final day of my Rabies shots! 9 down; none to go! (Hurray!! One less thing to worry about!) Mom came up the other day & we got the trim, doors & other odds & ends painted in the barn-shop. The doors are on, the hardware's in... the only thing I'm waiting on is for the neighboring Chimney-Sweep to come next week & hook up the stove pipe so I can heat it with the little Pot-Belly woodstove. I wish there was a way to include photographs on this Blog so I could show you all what it looks like! We will get everything set up & decorated in hopes of opening for the remaining Harvest Season & the Holidays ahead.
The barn porch is brimming with drying bundles of Bittersweet, and inside are bunches of Sweet Annie drying as well. It smells and looks lovely.I so love this time of year. The changing color of leaves seems strange this year... I've noticed maples scattered here & there that were brilliant red & flaming orange... they are now dropping their leaves, yet many other trees have only the faintest blush of color with plenty of green still remaining. The Canadian Geese have been making daily flights southward... it is lonesome to hear their honking in the dark of night. Add to that the calls of the coyotes & hooting of the owls, and it can be pretty forlorn!
Oh, I must tell you that the momma guinea hen has abandoned her nest... all 16 eggs are lost. But it is so late in the year with only colder weather upon us that it was probably for the better. Perhaps in the spring I can convince mom to incubate a dozen or two eggs for me! My Guineas are really quite unreliable for sitting on eggs for 4 weeks!
Well... I must close now as we are getting our third thunderstorm of the evening, and the lights are flickering again. I wish you all many blessings and much happiness! Warmest regards, Laura of Wildenblue Farm


  1. I just love coming to your blog. It is so pretty here. This Apple Pie looks really yummy. I'm thinking a couple of pumpkins and an apple for Thanksgiving. I don't care for ordinary either and I love the use of brown sugar and the extra spices. Thanks Laura

  2. Pammy, I love this recipe... you may want to try the Apple Pizza, which is similar, but better, I think!