Caramel Dutch Apple Pie

Thursday, October 10, 2013
Slice of Caramel Apple Pie with Crumb Topping on a dessert plate.

Caramel Dutch Apple Pie was long over due for a new pic. It's a family favorite and a staple at Thanksgiving and Christmas. 

Apple Pie with a Crumble Topping never lasts long and I almost always make 2 but you can easily cut the recipe in half if you aren't feeding a small basketball team like our house.

I usually hide a piece or two to enjoy for breakfast the next morning.

I'm just a bit naughty like that sometimes.

*Original posted 10/21/11*

Oh.. My.. Apple Pie! I guarantee you will love this Caramel Dutch Apple Pie!

There is nothing better in the world then apple pie! I firmly believe this. It's one of those things that you have for dessert, and then breakfast. I know naughty! But oh so good! I LOVE APPLE PIE! 

Mouthwatering delicious! I love a good amount of cinnamon in my pie, if you like less feel free to decrease the amount. I also like a little tartness to my filling and use a granny smith most of the time.

 Peel, core, and slice 10 whole Large Granny Smith Apples.

Cut Apples, Brown Sugar, Flour, and Cinnamon in bowl for Caramel Apple Pie Filling.

Toss apples with:

  • 1 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/3 cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 tablespoons Ground Cinnamon
Mix until combined.

Mix together flour, sugar, oats, butter for Crumb Topping.

 In a mixing bowl fitted the paddle attachment mix together:
  • 1 cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 cup Rolled Oats

Add 1/2 cup plus 3 tablespoons  Butter 1 tablespoon at a time while the mixer blends on 4 or medium low ( if it's not a kitchen aid).

Apples in Flaky Pie Crust

Dived apples evenly between 2 prepared Crusts using either Flaky Pie Crust or Sour Cream Pie Crust.

Caramel Apple Pie with Crumb Topping ready to be baked.

Spread both pies with crumb topping split evenly. Then gently press down the topping just enough so it adheres to its self, but still has texture. Just be very light and you'll be fine.


Mmm.. Oven ready. Yum!

Slice of Caramel Apple Pie with Crumb Topping. Granny Smith Apple filling baked with a oatmeal crumble topping is a favorite dessert recipe from Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch.

Bake pie for 50-60 minutes until crust is brown and apples are tender yet firm when pierced with a knife.

Allow Caramel Dutch Apple Pie to cool for 1-2 hours before serving. Enjoy plain or with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream.

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Caramel Dutch Apple Pie

Caramel Dutch Apple Pie recipe. Apple pie filled with tart apples, brown sugar and cinnamon. Then topped with a sweet crumble topping from Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch.
5 out of 5 based on 4 user ratings
prep time: 25 Mcook time: 1 hourtotal time: 1 H & 25 M


  • 2 whole 9" Pie Crusts
Caramel Apple Pie Filling
  • 10 whole Apples, Peeled, Cored, and Sliced (Granny Smith or Pinova)
  • 1 cup Brown Sugar (1 1/2 cups for sweeter pie.)
  • 1/3 cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 tablespoons Cinnamon
Dutch Crumb Topping
  • 1 cup All-Purpose Flour (I used 1/2 organic unbleached white and 1/2 whole wheat pastry)
  • 1 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 cups Oatmeal
  • 1/2 cup plus 3 tablespoons Butter, Sliced Into 1 Tablespoon Pieces


How to cook Caramel Dutch Apple Pie

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Caramel Apple Pie Filling
  1. Mix all ingredients together for the filling and spread evenly between 2 pie crusts.
Dutch Crumb Topping
  1. Place all the dry ingredients into a mixer fitted with a paddle attachment. Mix on stir for about 45 seconds until all dry ingredients are thoroughly mixed.
  2. Add butter 1 tablespoon at a time while mixing on medium low, until all butter is incorporated, and the mixture looks crumbly.
  3. Split crumb topping evenly between the 2 pies, and lightly press down, just so the crumbs adhere, but do not smoosh the pie, it helps keep the topping light when eaten.
  4. Place the pies into the preheated oven, and cook for 50-60 minutes.
  5. Pies are done when crust is golden, and the apples are soft yet firm when pierced with a knife.
  6. Cool for a minimum of 1 hour to allow pies to set.
Calories are estimated.
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Caramel Dutch Apple Pie with a crumbly topping is a holiday favorite dessert recipe! A must for the Thanksgiving and Christmas dessert table from Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch.


  1. Wow- that sounds SO amazing! I LOVE the crumbly topping! It's recipes like these that slay me that I'm allergic to cinnamon! *sigh* a girl can dream, tho....a girl can dream.

  2. Just let me get my fork :) Love the photo!

  3. Your pies look beautiful! Such a fabulous recipe! I can't wait to try it!!

  4. Gorgeous pics! And I love what a great peeler you are!! :)

  5. Oh, what a delectable pie!!! LOVE the crumb topping...mmmmmmmm.

  6. There is nothing better than a good caramel apple pie. The topping looks delicious!

  7. Alright that is making my mouth I want to make apple pie :(

    Happy Blogging!
    Happy Valley Chow

  8. Like, you I adore everything apple-y and caramely! Your pie looks delish. I, too, have been updating some photos on my blog. It's a good thing. Happy baking and blogging, girl!

  9. Getting ready to make now.

  10. i halved the recipe to just make one & it came out perfect!! sooo freaking good im going to make 2 for mother's day

  11. And why wait for thanksgiving or Christmas? Lol. I have apples in the fridge I just bought. Now I have a new recipe! Thanks Serena!

  12. Okay to make ahead and freeze unbaked until I want to bake at a later date?

    1. I haven't tried it but I think it should freeze well unbaked and don't see why it wouldn't. -Serena


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