Appelkruimeltaart @ Dutch Apple Pie

We all learned about apple pie so much earlier when we just started baking long time ago. Yet, did you know how to differentiate the apple pie around the world ? Well, I have to thank Google wikipedia for the introduction. Finally, I learned more about the Dutch apple pie, French apple pie, Swedish apple pie and also the American apple pie. The American apple pie is well known as the two pastry disks covered pie. And the French style apple pie is known as tarte tatin, which is an upside down tart where the fruit are caramelized in butter & sugar before baking. For Dutch apple pie is often comes with a crumb like topping called streusel. And finally, the Swedish apple pie where the famous pie called as appelkaka or apple cake. It is actually a sponge cake baked with apple mixture.Its highly recommended by me. Please refer here for my Swedish apple pie recipe. I'm sure this is something you wouldn't want to miss out.

However, don't forget about the Dutch apple pie as well and here's what I did.

(Recipe adapted from here)
Ingredients for pastry crust :
2 cups all purpose flour
2 TB  sugar
pinch of salt
115gm  cold butter, diced (or margarine for vegan)
4 TB  cold water

Method :
(1) combine flour, sugar & salt into a big bowl and mix well.
(2) add in cold butter then use your fingertips to rub the butter into the flour till became crumble.
(3) once its ready, add in cold water to bind the mixture to form dough.
(4) then wrap dough with a plastic sheet and keep refrigerated for 20 minutes before using.
Ingredients for apple fillings :
8 large green apples, diced
3/4 cup  raisins
1 lemon juice & rinds
1 lime juice & rinds
1 cup  brown sugar
1 tspn  cinnamon powder
1 tspn  nutmeg powder
2 TB  all purpose flour (optional)
8 slices large soda cracker, finely crushed
(combine everything and mixed well except butter, set aside)
*50gm  butter, chopped (or margarine)

Ingredients for streusel topping :
1 cup  all purpose flour
1/3 cup  brown sugar
100 gm butter (or margarine for vegan)
(combine everything and mix to form a dough then keep refrigerated for 15 minutes before using)

Method :
(1) place pastry dough to a floured working table then roll into a flat round sheet about 10" for 9" tray or as desired width. Then carefully place pastry sheet to tray then fold the edges or anything as desired or you may refer here.
(2) next, spoon the apple fillings into the pastry tray and then spread the top with chopped butter and follow by covering the top with streusel topping (by breaking the dough into small pieces).
(3) finally, bake at preheated oven at 185'C for about 40-45 minutes.

And TA...DA.... here's the long waiting dessert I've been craving for.  Slurppp.....

I definitely will used the pie crust recipe again. It was really crispy and durable, not turning soggy so easily. Absolutely a splendid baked of the day ! Looking forward to more scrumptious baking. Enjoy & have fun guys !
I'm sending this to Little Thumbs Up .


  1. Hi, Kristy, thanks for the clear explanation about apple pies. This Dutch version looks so delicious to me. I would like to invite you to link this post with Little Thumbs Up here

    Thanks, Kristy!

  2. Hi Kristy!

    Any way you slice it, I LOVE apple pie! Yours looks so full of delicious apples and so high too. Whenever I make Aple Pie it seems to sink, lol...

    Thank you so much for sharing, Kristy. I hope you will be joining us for the Picnic Game this year:)

  3. That looks absolutely amazing! Fantastic job :)

    Happy Blogging!
    Happy Valley Chow

  4. Hi Kristy
    I love Dutch apple pies since we live near the Dutch border. I have one recipe bookmarked for trying, but now I look at your recipe and I am tempted to try yours. :)

    Btw, I have not heard of Swedish apple pies, I must go and google it. It's funny but the word "appelkaka" tickled me, because "kaka" means shit in Dutch (children's language). :)

  5. Hi Kristy,

    I didn't know that different counties have their different kinds of apple pies... I love apple pies and I'm not choosy with all sorts of apple pies :D

    Your Dutch version of pie sounds very interesting with the addition of soda crackers in your fillings :D


  6. Dear Kristy1 I love apple pies, all of them , I just have to taste any that is put in front of me, so I will have to try this Dutch one, it looks lovely. Big hugs

  7. I just love all kinds of apple pies :) This one looks so tempting and yummy!

  8. Save a piece for me, I am coming over next wed. heheheh

  9. The streusel makes this looks so yummy.

  10. recipe keeper there we've got for a pie crust huh! crispy and durable... you said the magic words! yummmmaaaayyyy

  11. Dear Kristy, your pie looks amazing! It would certainly rival any pie that I have tried growing up in west Michigan where apple pies including Dutch apple pies are everywhere. I would love to try yours. As always beautifully done. Miss you, Lyndsey

  12. wow that streusel topping is the killer! It looks divine!

  13. Hi Kristy,
    It is very interesting to know the differences of apple pie around the world.
    Your Dutch apple pie looks great!The streusel top must be so yum!! slurp!
    Thanks for sharing this to LTU!!

  14. The streudel top has always been my favorite, but we usually make it in the US without the crust and it is called Apple Crumble. Thanks for sharing it with us on foodie friday. Pinned.


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