Dutch Apple Pie - The Southern Lady Cooks

This Dutch Apple Pie may be at the top of the list. We recently remade it update the photos and now I know why I it is such a hit. This pie is absolutely wonderful and so easy to throw together. This would be the perfect dessert for any gathering!

Dutch Apple Pie Ingredients Needed:


Lemon juice

White sugar

Brown sugar

All-purpose flour




(9 inch) pie shell either homemade or bought (This one is a bought shell)

Topping Ingredients: 

All-purpose  flour

Brown sugar


Walnuts or pecans

The topping is what really make this pie! The brown sugar, butter, nuts and raisins are so good in this pie and most people that don’t like raisins still love this pie. If you don’t like them, simply leave them out. It won’t hurt the recipe!

You can use any apples you like in this pie, I have used many different varieties and it always comes out delicious. We think this pie is so good it doesn’t even need ice cream! If you love apple recipes you will also love this great Fresh Apple Cake! It’s always a hit too.

Full printable recipe in recipe card below. 

“I love apple pie and had never had one like this, I decided to make it today. It is wonderful! Thank you so much for sharing, I agree it doesn’t need ice cream!” – Jody

“This is my new favorite Fall pie recipe. I always make an apple pie for Thanksgiving and this is the one I am making this year. We all loved it! I love our website and your magazine, please keep the recipes coming!” -Dana


Dutch Apple Pie - The Southern Lady Cooks

Dutch Apple Pie - The Southern Lady Cooks

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Print Recipe
5 from 2 votes

Dutch Apple Pie

This Dutch Apple Pie is delicious and one your family will love for the holidays. It's a wonderful Fall treat!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, southern
Keyword: apple pie, dutch apple pie, easy pie
Servings: 1 pie


  • 4 medium apples cored, peeled and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1 9 inch pie shell either homemade or bought (This one is a bought shell)


  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine cut into pieces
  • 1/2 cup walnuts or pecans


  • Place apples in a bowl along with lemon juice and toss to coat. Add brown and white sugar, flour, cinnamon and nutmeg and mix well with spoon. Place apples in pie shell. Add raisins on top of the apples. In the same bowl, mix ingredients for the topping except for the butter and spread over the apples. Cut up the butter over the topping.
  • Cook in preheated 400 degree oven for 15 minutes. Reduce heat to 350 degrees and cook for 45 more minutes.

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  1. I’ve made a lot of apple pies in my days but this one is at the top. Honestly, I don’t even know what makes it so good but it is. Do yourself a favor and make it!5 stars

  2. This is my new favorite Fall pie recipe. I always make an apple pie for Thanksgiving and this is the one I am making this year. We all loved it! I love our website and your magazine, please keep the recipes coming!” -Dana5 stars

  3. Judy Meyer says:

    Is this baked in an 8 inch quiche pan?

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      The pan in the photo is 10 inches but I used a Pillsbury 9 inch frozen crust and it worked fine.

  4. The Dutch Apple Pie looks delicious!

  5. Priscilla LeMone Koeplin says:

    also good with dried cherries

  6. Consider soaking the raisins in rum overnight or more.

  7. david foster says:

    this sounds similar to a french apple pie I had years ago only it had a white icing on top.

  8. I made this for my husband and me today, and it is delicious!

  9. Cartha Folwell says:

    this sounds and looks delicious. I have always put raisins in my apple pie. I use the white (or golden) raisins and no one even knows there in there. Cartha

  10. Hmmm.. never thought of putting raisins in my dutch apple pie before, sounds good. If I have time this week to make this I will letcha know what I thought.
    Thanks to Balisha for asking all the questions I had. 🙂

  11. Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide says:


  12. Bam's Kitchen says:

    With fall in the air it is time to make some delicious apple pie. I love your idea to add the raisins. Sounds like a winner!

  13. Margaret Cloud says:

    Another great recipe, I would have to leave out the walnuts. This is the only nut they don’t care fore, their loss.

  14. sweetflutterbys3 says:

    Now that is recipe I can use. It is hard to find a lot of variety when it comes to apple pie recipes but this one sounds perfect. I love raisins and walnuts too. Thanks!

  15. The Southern Lady says:

    Hi Balisha, I cut the pieces in chunks kind of like pineapple chunks that you buy in a can and I used red apples. I don’t know exactly what kind they were but I have used all kinds in this pie. I don’t think it matters. Thanks for your questions and good luck. Let me know how you like it!

  16. Me again…You’d think that I never made an apple pie…what kind of apples did you use?

  17. Do you chop your apples…or slice them? Balisha

  18. Oh Judy, my mouth is watering. You’ve given me an idea for our Dec. 5th family dinner. Thanks…Balisha