This Dutch Apple Pie with Oatmeal Streusel is not your average apple pie! The cream that is added to the apple filling makes it incredibly decadent and rich. The pie is topped with an oatmeal streusel crispy topping that compliments the sweet creamy filling.
Apple pie is a must for the holidays but you will want to make this recipe all year long. The creamy apple pie filling sets this pie apart from your standard apple pie. The sweet, buttery streusel topping adds a crunchy texture and tastes amazing plus it is seriously easy to make.
Pre-Baked Apple Pie Filling
There is a slight twist with cooking this pie. The pie benefits from pre-cooking the apple filling which ensures that the apples are cooked to perfection.
If you prefer a firmer, crisper apple pie, just stop cooking the apples a bit sooner and if you like them on the mush side then add a couple of minutes. We personally think the apples should be tender and soft while still holding their shape. The beauty of this recipe is that you can achieve the perfect texture since you have ultimate control by cooking them on the stovetop.
This recipe was loosely adapted from Cooks Illustrated. We used our own all-butter pie crust made with einkorn flour. Also, we used our own version of a streusel topping made with oatmeal.
Making the Dutch apple pie with oatmeal streusel topping:
Einkorn flour makes the best pie crust! The gluten in this ancient grain wheat flour is different than gluten in modern wheat flour. The pastry dough handles and rolls like play doh without having to patch any cracked edges. After the pastry was rolled and fitted into the pie dish it was pre-baked before filling with the apple mixture.
Once the oatmeal streusel is placed on the top of the pie filling it is popped in a hot oven to get a crisp brown texture. The extra 10 minutes of oven time doesn’t effect the texture of the pre-baked apple filling and it gives it a beautiful finish.
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Pre-Bake the Pie Dough For the Apple Pie Filling For the Streusel Topping
Single Crust Pie Dough
Apple Pie Filling
Oatmeal Streusel Topping
Serving Size 1
Amount Per ServingCalories 644 Total Fat 21g Saturated Fat 13g Trans Fat 1g Unsaturated Fat 7g Cholesterol 55mg Sodium 263mg Carbohydrates 118g Fiber 14g Sugar 84g Protein 5g
Pre-Bake the Pie Dough
For the Apple Pie Filling
For the Streusel Topping