Dutch Treat

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Visiting some Amish friends of mine this week and enjoyed a delicious slice of homemade Dutch Apple Pie yesterday.  It was a classic crumb-top Dutch. Unlike some versions I’ve enjoyed,this pie held together perfectly using home-grown apples and a homemade crust with lard.  Take a look at this beauty topped with a scoop of cold vanilla ice cream.

This is the Dutch Apple Pie recipe from Elizabeth Coblentz, the original Amish Cook and I imagine its quite similar to the slice I had yesterday.  Yum!

1 unbaked pie shell (9″)
4 to 6 apples
–enough to fill a pie plate
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons milk
1/4 cup margarine
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon

Peel apples and slice into pieces. Put them in the unbaked pie shall.
Combine brown sugar, cinnamon, and milk. Pour over top of apples.
Combine flour and sugar. Cut in margarine until crumbly. Sprinkle
crumbs on top of apples in shell. Bake for 5 minutes at 425 degrees.
Then lower the heat to 350 degrees and finish baking for about 40 to
45 minutes or until the apples are tender and bubbly.

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