Grandma kitchen dutch apple pie

Grandma kitchen Dutch apple pie

 Grandma kitchen dutch apple pie

I am happy to introduce my favorite baking recipe Grandma kitchen Dutch apple pie. My baking hobby started with baking Dutch apple pie. There are plenty of apple pie kits for sale, but the best comes from Grandma kitchen. Over the years it was alot of experimenting with dough, best type of apples, spices and raisins. For my Grandma kitchen Dutch apple pie, I am using mixed raisins from Chile. They taste like grapes and are very juicy!

In this apple pie blog, I am taking you from dough to the final result of Grandma kitchen Dutch apple pie! On my website there is a recipe for Vienna dough, only this recipe has other measurements. That’s why it is important to follow this recipe from the beginning until the end. I have a You Tube video with Vienna dough instructions. This video is helpfull when you bake recipes with Vienna dough Europan pie crust.


Vienna dough & almond paste

For this recipe I am using Vienna dough European pie crust. This is cold butter, flour, vanilla extract, sugar and lemonzest. The dough needs to chill overnight in the refrigerator. The next day, this dough is ready for apple pie and many other baking recipes. For this recipe, I am using a scale because  it is important to be accurate with the ingredients. That’s why I am advising not to use cups for flour, sugar and butter.

There is another recipe which I am preparing the day before baking. Almond paste is a recipe which needs to be prepared in advance and can stay for a couple days in the refrigerator. When the holidays are coming, I am preparing alot and store almond paste in the freezer until use. When I am using almond paste, it should be on room temperature or cold! For Grandma kitchen Dutch apple pie, I am using almond paste on room temperature. Almond paste is easier to spread over the dough.


almond paste for apple pies

Homemade almond paste


Inside Grandma Kitchen Dutch apple pie

For Grandma kitchen Dutch apple pie, I am using a regular springform baking pan. This is a special pan with a click system ring and is easy to remove! When the bottom part is with Vienna dough and almond paste, you attach the ring to the bottom part. The it is easy to cover the ring with Vienna dough. Almond paste will absorb the liquid part of the apples. The bottom part of the applie won’t be wet! For this recipe I am using Jonagold apples, mixed soaked raisins and spices. You can use other apples for this recipe, but not all type of apples. Make sure they are good for apple pies. For this recipe I am using soaked raisins on Calvados, but you can use non alcohol raisins for this recipe.


Mixed apple pie filling with apples, cinnamon, soaked raisins on Calvados for Grandma kitchten Dutch apple pie

Mixed apple pie filling with apples, cinnamon and soaked raisins


Finishing touch!

For this recipe, I have developed Dutch apple pie spices. This is a blend of several spices which makes this pie delicious! For more information about Dutch apple pie spices, please contact our catering service. For this recipe you can also use cinnamon. When the apple pie tin is full with apple pie mix, I give this mix a special glace with apricot sauce. When the top of the apple pie mix has dough, I brush this off with egg wash. My Grandma Kitchen apple pie is ready now for the oven!

Unbaked Grandma's kitchen apple pie in a springform baking pan

Unbaked Grandma kitchen Dutch apple pie


 This apple pie is ready in 60 minutes and baked in a pre heated oven (165C/330F). When my apple pie comes out of the oven, I brush the top of my pie with apricot sauce again. The pie looks very pretty and shiny! When my apple pie is on room temperature, then I remove the ring and as you can see? the crust looks perfect!


Baked Grandma's kitchen Dutch apple pie with apricot jam

Baked Grandma’s kitch Dutch apple pie


Typical Dutch and delicious!

Every European country have their own type of apple pie. The most famous apple pies are coming from the Netherlands. Other countries have apple bars (Called schnitten), Strudel, cookies and more! In the south part of the Netherlands, people eat warm apple pie with vanilla ice cream. In the north and west part, it is on room temperature apple pie with sweetened whipped cream. Dutch apple pie isn’t for dessert, people eat pies and pastries in the middle of the day or evening with a cup of coffee. When you bake this apple pie for dessert, no problem at all! Every country have their own customs! I hope you like this apple pie blog. When you have questions or suggestions, please use the comment box below. Enjoy baking Grandma kitchen Dutch apple pie!


2 pieces of Granma's kitchen Dutch apple pie

Grandma’s kitchen apple pie




Serves 8

Grandma kitchen dutch apple pie

40 minPrep Time

1 hrCook Time

1 hr, 40 Total Time

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  • Ingredients Almond paste
  • 200 grams white almonds
  • 200 gram confectioners sugar
  • 1 tsp almond bitter or almond extract
  • 2 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 medium egg (egg wash)
  • Ingredients Vienna dough European pie crust
  • 400 grams all purpose flour
  • 1 ½ tsp baking powder
  • 250 grams butter (Cold in cubes)
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • Pinch of coarse salt
  • 250 grams white caster sugar
  • 1 medium sized egg (whisked)
  • Lemonzest of 1 lemon
  • Ingredients apple pie mix
  • 10 to 12 medium sized Jonagold apples (Or other apples for pies)
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 2 1/2 tbsp custard powder
  • 3 ½ tbsp apricot jam
  • 3 tbsp warm water
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon (powder)
  • 200 grams soaked mixed raisins


  1. Directions Almond paste
  2. Use a food processor and mince on high speed 200 grams white almonds. Pulse first for about 10 to 15 times and then mince.
  3. Add 200 grams confectioners sugar and 50% egg wash. Mince well with the almonds.
  4. Add 2 tsp of lemonzest, 1 tsp of almond bitter or extract and mince until all ingredients are incorporated.
  5. Wrap almond paste in plastic film and put it in the refrigerator or freezer. Best before date for the refrigerator is 1 week and freezer 1 month to 6 weeks!
  6. *Check when there are no lumps ! When almond paste is dry, use a little bit more egg wash. Not too much! Almond paste must be smooth not wet!
  7. Directions Vienna dough European pie crust
  8. Use a mixer or stand mixer with dough hook! Mix first sugar with butter until incorporated.
  9. Whisk 400 grams all purpose flour with a pinch of coarse salt and 1 ½ tsp baking powder. Add 1/3 of flour mix into the butter/sugar mix. Mix until incorporated, then add 2/3 and 3/3 to the batch.
  10. Add 2 tsp of vanilla extract and lemon zest, mix all ingredients well.
  11. The dough isn’t compact yet, knead by hand a rectangle or ball. Wrap Vienna dough in plastic film and put it in the refrigerator. (Use next day)
  12. Directions apple pie mix
  13. Soak 200 grams mixed raisins in boiled water. (When water boils, turn off the heat and leave the mixed raisins in hot boiled water for 15 minutes) Use a strainer and for the raisins.
  14. Peel all apples and cut them in 1 x 1 inch cubes. Pour 2 tbsp of lemon juice and 2 tbsp of granulated sugar and mix well with the apples.
  15. Add 1 tbsp of cinnamon and 2 1/2 tbsp of custard poeder. Mix well with the apples. This is your apple pie mix.
  16. Main directions Grandma kitchen Dutch apple pie.
  17. Cut Vienna dough in 3 parts. 1 part is for the bottom, 2nd part is for the ring, 3rd part is for apple pie decoration on top.
  18. Use a 9 inch springform baking pan and brush butter at the bottom of the baking pan and ring. Remove the ring first before brushing butter!
  19. Cover the bottom part and ring with parchment paper then use a rolling pin and roll out 1 part of dough (1/2 to 3/4 inch thick)for the bottom
  20. Spread 50% of the almond paste on top of the Vienna dough (only bottom part of the springform pan.
  21. Attach the ring with parchment paper to the bottom part of the baking pan and cover the thing with 2/3rd Vienna dough
  22. Fill this springform baking pan with apple pie mix and brush the top of the apples with 50 % of apricot sauce
  23. Make a raster of the 3/3 part of dough and put this on top of the apple pie. (You can cut the dough in strings and put them cross wards on top of the apples.
  24. Fold the excessive dough of the ring ito the apple mix around and over the Vienna dough strips.
  25. Brush the top of the apple pie dough with egg wash.
  26. Pre heat your oven on 330F/165C for 10 minutes and bake Grandma Dutch apple pie in 1 hour.
  27. When your apple pie comes out of the oven. Brush the top with the remain part of the apricot sauce. (This gives the apple pie on top a shiny look).
  28. Cool off Grandma kitchen apple pie until room temperature. Your apple pie is ready!


* Use for this recipe a mixer with dough hooks. * Almond paste is optional. When this is too sweet, use bread crumbs. * Use parchment paper for bottom and ring. * Use a rolling pin * Use 9 inch springform baking pan. *Remove the ring when the apple pie has been cooled off on room temperature!
























































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































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