Deep Dish Dutch Apple Pie
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A yummy dessert that will hit the spot anytime of the year
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 6-8 servings
  • CRUST:
  • 2 Cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 Cup (packed) dark brown sugar
  • ½ Cup quick-cooking oats
  • ¾ Cup melted butter
  • (Reserve 1 cup of mixture for topping)
  • ⅔ Cup Sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons corn starch
  • 1¼ Cup cold water
  • 1 Teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 4 Tablespoons imitation vanilla flavoring
  • 3 Cups peeled, cored, quartered Red Delicious apples
  • 1 Cup reserved crust mixture
  • ⅓ Cup chopped pecans
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Peel, core and quarter enough Red Delicious apples to make 3 cups (about 6-8 apples depending on size).
  2. Combine 2 cups all-purpose flour, 1 cup (packed) dark brown sugar, ½ cup quick-cooking oats and ¾ cup melted butter in a large bowl. When completely mixed, take out 1 cup of the mixture to use later as part of the topping. Press the remaining mixture into a deep 9-inch pie pan and place in the refrigerator to set while you prepare the filling.
  3. Using a 3-quart saucepan, combine ⅔ cup sugar, 3 tablespoons corn starch, 1¼ cup cold water and 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon mixing until smooth. Bring the ingredients to a boil and cook for 2 minutes or until the mixture becomes thick. Stir constantly. Once it thickens, remove from heat and take the pie crust out of the fridge.
  4. While the cinnamon mixture is hot add 4 tablespoons of imitation vanilla flavoring and 3 cups of quartered apples. Make sure the apples are completely coated and then pour everything into the pie crust.
  5. Take the cup of reserved crust mixture and mix with ⅓ cup of chopped pecans. Combine well and then completely cover the pie. Place the pie in a preheated 350 degree oven for 40 minutes. You can place the pie on a baking sheet just in case any excess filling runs over. When done, remove from oven and place on cooling rack for at least 30 minutes.
Recipe by The Surprised Gourmet at