Thanksgiving Chronicles: Dutch Apple Pie

I love apple pie! It's the one dessert that I could eat all year long and not get sick of it! But I definitely prefer Dutch apple pie to normal apple pie because I love the crumble on top! It's like apple crisp meets apple pie, and no one can hate on that! This recipe is a combination of two different recipes put together, so I'll just put the whole thing here for you! This pie is so delicious! Definitely a long time favorite of mine!






Ingredients: 
Filling:
1 cup water
1 Tbsp apple juice, apple cider, or lemon juice
1 cup sugar
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp ground clove
1/4 cup cornstarch
1/4 tsp vanilla
3 cups apples, cored, peeled, and chopped

Crumb Topping:
3/4 cup flour
1/2 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 tsp cinnamon

1 pie crust (I used frozen)

Directions:
Preheat oven to 400
For the filling: 
In a large saucepan, combine water, juice, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, and cornstarch. Stir over medium heat until thickened and bubbly. Cook for 2 minutes, constantly stirring. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla and apples. Cool to room temperature then pour into frozen pie crust.

Bake for 10 minutes covered with foil and then add the crumb topping, reduce heat to 375, and then continue baking for another 35 minutes, still covered with foil. 

For the crumb topping:
Mix all ingredients together until it becomes crumbs and then sprinkle on top of pie. 

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