Friday, October 23, 2009

Dutch Apple Pie



My husband and I make a good pair, but we're horrible for each other when it comes to refraining from treats and losing weight! I love my pizza, hamburgers, and greasy savory dishes, but HE loves his cake, brownies and cookies. So, if I'm not baking something in the kitchen, he is! So when my man decided he wanted an apple pie, by golly, he went in the kitchen and started making one. Don't get me wrong, I love that he knows his way around the kitchen, I just wish one of us was a bit more into salads!

This is just another recipe out of what seems like the hundreds we did with the box of apples we got at the orchard. That box of apples might not seem like a lot...but my gosh did it take forever to use them up! I liked this recipe because it's not your standard apple pie. I think what really got me was that the filling has sour cream in it, which makes it creamy and slightly tangy. My favorite part was the crumbly topping, it finishes off the pie really well. However, both my husband and I agree that a little bit of warm caramel on the top would make it even more perfect, next to a side of ice cream of course!

Dutch Apple Pie
By Taste of Home, Baking Book

Ingredients

3/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoons flour
pinch of salt
1 egg beaten
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup (8 oz) sour cream
2 cups chopped peeled tart apples
1 unbaked pastry shell
STREUSEL TOPPING:
1/3 cup flour
1/3 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons cold butter

Directions

1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the sugar, flour and salt. Stir in the egg, vanilla and sour cream until smooth. Add apples; mix well. Pour into pastry shell. Bake at 375 for 15 minutes. Reduce heat to 325; bake for 30 minutes.

2. For topping, combine flour and sugar in a small bowl. Cut in butter until mixture is crumbly. Sprinkle over pie; bake 20 minutes longer or until filling is bubbly and topping is browned. Cool on a wire rack. Serve warm or chilled. Store in the refrigerator.

32 comments:

Erica said...

Apple desserts are so yummy! I made an apple pie last year using sour cream and it was fantastic (it also had an oatmeal cookie crust...drool). Glad you guys have found multiple uses for your pickings ;)

The Blonde Duck said...

I LOVE dutch apple pie!!! It's my favorite pie ever!

girlichef said...

How much do I love that your husband made a pie!! That is so awesome...what a perfect (-ly fattening) match! ;D

Palidor said...

The topping would be my favorite part too! That looks awesome.

Jenn said...

Apple pie with some whipped cream and a nice big scoop vanilla ice cream. Yum!!!

Donna-FFW said...

LOVE your new page look!! So autumn-y. Really nice colors and the pie, looks nothing less than stellar. LOVE crumb topping!

jscardon said...

YUM!! This sounds amazing. Unfortunately for me (or fortauntely I guess too) Jon is NOT a dessert man, unless it's apple pie. I'll be making this one soon!

Lynn said...

This looks delicious. And I agree, a bit of warm caramel on top would be absolutely perfect. So . . . didja make a bunch of applesauce with your apples? It's always a challenge to figure out how to use big bunches of produce when you get it. I had bags and bags of pears this summer from my parents' pear trees (there are 13 in their yard!) and made plenty of pear sauce and stuck it in the freezer. I'd love to hear more about what you did with all your apples.

Pam said...

I would love a piece of this pie right now. Looks great.

Melody said...

What a good looking pie. I'm in the same boat as you, but my hubby can eat a horse and not gain a pound. It's just not fair!

Cinnamon-Girl Reeni♥ said...

How cool that hubby made pie! It looks great! I love Dutch apple - and the sour cream sounds delicious in it!

the ungourmet said...

How cool! My husband wouldn't know where to start! It looks delicious! Apple is one of my most favorite pie flavors.

Julie said...

So wonderful...LOVE that topping!

Alissa said...

Mmmm yum!!! How fun, I just loved using up all my apples with fun desserts! This looks delicious! Caramel would totally top it off nicely...soooo goooood!

Amber said...

That looks incredibly delicious!

Heidi said...

The topping looks excellent!!! I think I would faint if I found my husband in the kitchen making something other than toast! You are so fortunate to have a helper in the kitchen :)

burpandslurp said...

Lol, you guys sound like such a perfect pair! Sweet + Savory = Perfect combo! ;-)
Well, life is short-- you don't get forever to enjoy a great pie like that!

Katy ~ said...

Teresa, I am just smiling so wide that my face is hurting! How wonderful that your husband went in and made a pie!! That is so totally awesome and DEAR. And of course I had to smile about one of you needing to be more into salads.

The pie looks dee-lish! Dutch apple pie is good food!

Ingrid said...

Alright! That's terrific that your Honey went right in and baked himself a pie. It sounds and looks terrific. I like his idea of caramel and ice cream!
~ingrid

Joanne said...

I adore apple desserts! Pies are the best. You should submit this to this month's Have the Cake - it's a cooking group that chooses a new recipe to make every month and October's is apple pie.

I think my roommates often wished I were more into making them salads as well. But I just keep feeding them cupcakes and cookies!

Talita said...

I've never tried the real dutch pie. Looks delicious!

Barbara Bakes said...

I've never had sour cream in an apple pie. It sounds wonderful!

Carrie said...

Wow, your pie looks amazing! I've never had a DUTCH apple pie, sounds perfect for fall!

figtree said...

I have a big bowl of apples on my counter..now I know just what Im going to do with them!!YUM

Cheryl said...

YUM that looks so decadent, my hubby has no idea how to make desserts!

MaryBeth said...

YUMM-O...Teresa this pie looks so good. The crust looks flaky and crispy and simply delish!!!

HoneyB said...

sounds great! your lucky hubby will go in the kitchen to bake! about all grumpy will do is make boxed mac & cheese or heat a can of soup!

Debbie said...

Yum...dutch apple pie sounds delicious. I have a ton of apples also I still need to use up!

Katherine Aucoin said...

I've been into apple pies too lately. I need to put the apples on a salad instead.

Your husband did a great job, this looks really good!

Libby said...

Yummmm! I have a recipe for sour cream apple pie...but it is..in no way healthy for you...lol. This looks like a more healthier version :) I also love that your hubby likes to bake :) My hubby likes to cook...but the only thing he will bake are brownies out of the box...lol.

Spryte said...

I'm jealous!! I wish my husband made pie!

Sweet and Savory said...

The sour cream must make a difference for the better.