Dutch Apple Pie

This delicious pie baked by April Kofler won second place at the 2010 Annual Harvest Festival and Apple Pie Baking Contest at the Aptos Farmers Market.

INGREDIENTS:

1 (9 inch) pie shell
5 cups apples, peeled, cored and sliced
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2/3 cup white sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
2 tablespoons butter
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
3/4 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup butter

METHOD:

Preheat oven to 425°F. Fit pastry shell into pie pan and place in freezer.

Place prepared apples in a large bowl.

In a separate bowl, combine 2 tablespoons flour, white sugar, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice. Mix well, then add to apples. Toss until apples are evenly coated.

Remove pie shell from freezer. Place apple mixture in pie shell and dot with 2 tablespoons butter or margarine. Lay a sheet of aluminum foil lightly on top of filling, but do not seal.

Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes.

While filling is baking, make Streusel Topping. In a medium bowl combine 3/4 cup flour, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, brown sugar and oats. Mix thoroughly, then cut in 1/2 cup butter or margarine until mixture is crumbly. Remove filling from oven and sprinkle streusel on top.

Reduce heat to 375°F. Bake an additional 30 to 35 minutes, until streusel is browned and apples are tender. Cover loosely with aluminum foil to prevent excess browning.

SOURCE: April Kofler