Dutch Apple Pie

This is a very easy dessert that can be made by anyone, the ingredients are few and the method is so simple .
So if any of you who hasn't tried making easy pies, this is the one for you as it involves no short crust pastry making.

The perfect crumbled top, with the delicious golden hue after baking, the soft succulent looking delicious apples cooked perfectly and the clean wedge after slicing this makes a a great dessert.


























Ingredients:





2 cups all purpose flour
1 /2 cup quick cooking oats
1 cup packed brown sugar
¾ cup melted butter

Filling ingredients

3 tbsp cornstarch
2/3 cups sugar
1 cup cold water
3 ½ cups diced peeled apples.    (   I used Granny Smith.)
1 tsp vanilla extract
Pinch of nutmeg powder or allspice
1 ½ tbsp. lemon juice if you are not using tart apples.

Method

First combine flour, brown sugar, oats, butter in a large mixing bowl and keep this aside.

Set aside 1 cup of this mixture for the topping.

Take a suitable pie plate 8 or 9 inches and un greased. Press the topping ingredients very well. 

Keep this aside. I did not have a pie plate so used a regular cake tin and still I got a good pie with neat wedges.

I left this in the fridge to chill though it is not necessary till the filling got ready.

To prepare the filling combine the cornstarch, sugar,water in  a pan and let it boil. 

The mixture should be of a smooth consistency. Let the mixture thicken a bit. 

Add the spice powder/nutmeg, stir well, add the chopped apples, add vanilla extract and stir mixture well.

Pour this thickened apple mixture into the prepared crust . 

Add the crumb topping which was reserved earlier all over the apple filling .

Bake at 350 degrees for 40 to 45 minutes till the crust  becomes golden.

Cool on a wire rack and serve either warm or chilled.



Combine flour, oats, brown sugar and butter, press this mixture half of it in a pie plate, or tin.




After pouring the thick apple mixture into the tin, sprinkle the remaining topping  streusel mixture. Bake till golden and bubbles appear.Around 45 minutes. A lovely heady aroma of baked apples will waft all over and you know the pie is done.:-)













Serve the apple pie wedge either chilled, or warm with ice cream or a fruit sauce. I loved the taste of the filling , the mushy cooked apples, with the cornstarch  and the vanilla flavor, so saved some for a topping.to be had with the pie slice. It  really gave a great taste to the pie.















This  simple delicious Dutch Apple pie can be served as it is, tastes just as good. Some broken walnuts to the crumble mixture might give a nice nutty taste while biting into the soft apple sandwiched between the most divine crumbly streusel mix. Try adding the nuts if you plan to bake this delicious pie.