What is a Dutch Apple Pie? You might be asking yourself. Well, I will answer. A Dutch Apple Pie is a pie that has a layer of cheesecake on the bottom and apple pie on top with a crumble topping. There my mouth goes, watering again. Geez. I’m hungry.
Here’s how you make one for yourself (I won’t judge you if you don’t share it).
Apple Pie Mixture
- 4 Granny Smith apples, peeled and sliced
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 2 tablespoons flour
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1 package (250 ml or 8 oz) of cream cheese
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla
- 1 tablespoon Amarula (optional but adds a delicious flavour)
Crumble Topping Mixture
- 1/2 cup flour
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 1/2 cup softened butter
I will be doing a separate post on how to make homemade pie crusts but you can also use a pre-made refrigerated one (homemade is always better but there isn’t too much of a difference if you are running short on time).
- Preheat oven to 375°.
- Cheesecake Mixture: beat cream cheese and sugar together until well combined. Add everything else and mix well. Spoon over your crust.
- Apple Pie Mixture: Add everything together and mix until the apples are well coated. Spoon over the cheesecake layer.
- Crumple Topping Mixture: mix all of your ingredients except the butter together until well combined. Cut butter in with two knives or a pastry blender (this is the most tedious step of this whole recipe). When you’re done, it will look crumbly. Sprinkle on top of the apple mixture. Cover with tin foil.
- Pop ‘er into the oven for 55 minutes (uncover after 25 minutes).
- Serve with vanilla ice cream.
This is honestly, one of my top 5 favourite desserts of all time! Let me know if you love it as much as I do.