Dutch Apple Pie

Dutch Apple Pie with a Walnut Crust and drizzled with Goat Milk Caramel – a wonderful twist to a classic recipe.

Today is my birthday and I’m celebrating with Pie here and Cake over on Pint Sized Baker. It’s the best of both worlds for me! hooray!

It seems that a lot of people celebrate with pie, so let’s get this party started.

I love a good apple pie, and a crumbly, crunchy topping is my favorite! Dutch Apple has been my pick for many, many years. As a kid, I would pick off the little brown sugar chunks and nibble at them. I love the crunchies!

This pie sure does deliver on the crunchies! I loved it. The apple filling is easy and the topping is just as easy.

I loved the caramel topping I drizzled over it. The cinnamon spice in the caramel was a lovely addition to the pie. If the goat milk idea scares you off, use soft caramel instead. However, I highly suggest you give the cajeta a try. I promise your guests aren’t going to know if you don’t tell them. They will know that something is a little different, but with the wonderful apple, cinnamon, and crunchy topping will have your guests mesmerized by your awesome baking skills.

So, put on your yoga pants, get comfortable, and make this yummy Dutch Apple Pie. You don’t need to stress about making it, I’ve broken it down into three easy recipes and three easy days. You’ll get this pie made and have a wonderful dessert for your book club, office party, or family dinner.

Dutch Apple Pie


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An all time favorite of mine - Dutch Apple Pie with a crumble topping, walnut crust and a cinnamon spiced goat milk caramel.
For the Topping
  • ½ C flour
  • ½ C sugar
  • ½ C light brown sugar
  • ¼ C uncooked rolled oats (not instant)
  • ¾ tea cinnamon
  • ¼ tea salt
  • ¼ tea nutmeg
  • 6 Tbsp cold butter, cut into small pieces
  • ½ C walnuts, finely chopped
For the Pie Filling
  • ½ C sugar
  • ½ C light brown sugar
  • ¼ C + 2 Tbsp flour, plus more for dusting the work surface
  • 1 tea cinnamon
  • ½ tea salt
  • ¼ tea nutmeg
  • 4 pounds (about 6 medium) Mixed Apples - Granny Smith, Gala, Honeycrisp
  • 1 Tbsp cider vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp butter, cut into small pieces
  • Goat Milk Caramel
For the Topping
  1. Mix all the streusel topping together in a large bowl. Blend the butter into the flour with your hands, get your hands dirty. Use your fingertips to blend the butter in. Once combined and no flour is at the bottom of the bowl, cover and place it in the fridge.
For the Pie
  1. Preheat the oven to 425℉.
  2. Mix the sugar, flour and spices together in a bowl. Peel and slice the apples and toss them in.
  3. Remove your Walnut Pastry Crust from the fridge and add the apple mixture. Top it with small pieces of the butter and bake for 20 minutes.
  4. Remove from the oven and add the streusel topping. Press it into all the nooks and crannies. Reduce the oven to 375 and continue to bake for 40 - 50 minutes. Check to see that the topping isn't browning too much. Use a foil tent to cover if it is.
  5. Remove from the oven and cool on a wire rack. The pie needs at least 3 to 5 hours to completely set. You can also refrigerate it to make sure the filling isn't soupy.
  6. When ready to serve, warm slightly and top with caramel sauce.
Apple Pie recipe from Chow


Goat Milk Caramel Recipe is HERE.








Walnut Pie Crust Recipe is HERE.



  1. oh so yummy what a great recipe to share with others during up coming holidays
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  2. Karyn, we made this for Thanksgiving yesterday (first time breaking away from our favorite apple pie recipe in YEARS) and we LOVED IT! It was incredible! Thank you so much for sharing the recipe! I’ll be making this every year now!
    We made a pumpkin pie from Smitten Kitchen and used her pecan praline sauce to put on both pies… wow – it was divine.
    Thanks again!

    • Karyn Granrud Karyn Granrud says:

      Hooray!! Thanks so much for letting me know that you made my recipe Mackenzie. It’s not everyday that another blogger makes one of them. I’m sure the praline sauce was fantastic on top! Yum!

  3. Looks Taste and Delicious… 😀 let me try this

  4. This looks sooo good for summer! I think I’m going to have to try this to avoid using my oven to make desserts Great job Karyn

  5. Karyn Granrud Karyn Granrud says:

    Thanks so much! I love a good apple pie and this one was great!


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