The apples here in Oregon are 2-3 weeks early this year which means 2-3 more weeks of fresh apple pies in my house. Some of my favorite apples that are ready now are Jonagold and Honeycrisp, both these apples make a great apple pie, especially a Dutch Apple Pie! To make the recipe below you will need to get 4-5 medium apples but looking at this years crop they are so much bigger 4 apples might do the job. So what is this Dutch apple pie? It is an apple pie with a traditional dough bottom crust but topped with a crumb topping of oats and cinnamon. I added some extra flavor to my topping and used one of Bob’s Red Mill NEW Oatmeal cups in my topping. One oatmeal cup contains the perfect amount I needed for my topping. The Oatmeal cup I used also has maple added giving these pies an extra layer of flavor and the addition of flax and chia seeds makes it even more nutritious and filling. Check your local market for these new cups available in 4 flavors or order online direct from Bob’s Red Mill.
Dutch Apple Pie
1 cup Bob’s Red Mill all-purpose flour
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 Bob’s Red Mill GF Brown Sugar and Maple Oatmeal cup
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
8 tablespoons butter, melted
2/3 cup sugar
3 tablespoons cornstarch
1-1/4 cups cold water
5 cups apples, diced & peeled
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Pie crust, 1/2 recipe needed, (make the full recipe and place extra half in freezer to use later)
8 – 1/2 pint wide mouth canning jars or 4 mini pie plates or 1 – 9-inch pie plate
Prepare pie crust and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
In a large bowl, combine the flour, brown sugar, Bob’s Red Mill GF Brown Sugar and Maple Oatmeal cup and butter; set aside.
For filling, combine the sugar, cornstarch and water in a large saucepan until smooth; bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from the heat; stir in apples and vanilla.
To assemble spray each glass jar lightly with cooking spray. Take the pie crust (you only need half of the full recipe) and divide into 8 equal pieces. Roll each piece into about a 6-inch circle. Place each piece into the prepared glass canning jar and press into the sides and bottom of the jars up to the top edge of each jar. If you want to make one big pie just roll the dough out to fit an 9-inch pie plate. Spoon apple pie filling into each crust; top with the crumb topping mixture. Bake at 350° for 1 hour. At 30-45 minutes check to see if the topping is brown if so, lightly lay a piece of foil over the top of the pies the last 15-30 minutes. Cool on a wire rack. Yield: 8 servings.