Jewish Dutch apple pie
Amsterdam is famous for hotspots with apple pies. Jewish Dutch apple pie is my favorite! Back in the days, there was a Jewish coffee house on the famous Albert Cuyp market. Besides good coffee, they had a show stopper on their menu! Their apple pie was high (4 inch / 10 cm) and the best I have ever had! There was an older Jewish lady baking daily apple pies for her son’s business. People came from all over the country to eat her apple pie. My parents came there to drink coffee with a big piece of apple pie with sweetened whipped cream.
Our sweetened whipped cream recipe will be in the links below. The secret of Jewish Dutch apple pie is baking 2 days in advance. The other secret is to to mix cinnamon with cardamon spices. You can eat this apple pie warm or cold. In the south of the Netherlands, people eat warm apple pie with one scoop of vanilla ice cream. In the bigger cities, this is not done!
Vienna dough is a typical Dutch dough for apple pies, cookies,, and tarts. This dough is multifunctional and we have created our own Vienna dough recipe. (You can find the link below). Also I advice you to prepare this dough one day in advance. Vienna dough contains lemonzest and vanilla extract. When you chill the dough overnight, next day you will have a nice flavored Vienna dough. When you decide to freeze Vienna dough, please mark the date of production and don’t use this after 3 months!
Apples for apple pie
In the Netherlands, the most common apples for apple pies are (Goud Reinetten). In English these are Golden reinets. They aren not available in every country! This is a typical Dutch apple for apple pies and to make apple sauce. Our other option are Jonagold apples. When your store does not sell these type of apples, please check what the most common apples are for apple pies. Jewish Dutch apple pie or any other apple pie requires a special type of apple. Some people make the mistake to use any apple avaialable, but your apple pie remains hard to eat.
Same goes for Vienna dough! When you use granulated sugar or a subsitute for sugar, your dough remains hard to eat. You can hardly put a fork in your apple pie. All Dutch apple pies have soft doughs and Vienna Dough is the most common dough for apple pies. That’s why you can make your dough 1 day in advance, so the flavors can adjust to the dough.
Springform baking pan
When your dough is ready for use, you can butter a springform baking pan. For Jewish Dutch apple pie, we use a 4 inch high (10cm) baking pan. Every Dutch apple pie comes in a springform baking pan. No other pie baking pans. A springform ring is easy to remove from the pie when it is on room temperature. Check your kitchen accessories store for springform baking pans.
Apple pie filling
There would be no apple pie with a good flavored apple pie filling! There are many ways to prepare your apples. We like to cut our apples in cubes, other people love bigger pieces. Back in the day, when I started to bake for my own family, I grate my apples. Dutch Jewish apple pie is a combination of cinnamon with cardamom spices. Also you need soaked raisings. Our favorite soaked raisins are with Calvados spirits. This give our raisins good flavor and during baking, alcohol does evaporate. After mixing apples, raisins and spices, the last part is mix custard powder and apricot sauce.
The last part is to bake this apple pie in 1 hour. Keep your oven rack on the lowest section and brush the top of the pie with egg wash. Not too much, because it will burn! After 1 hour you can cool off this pie until room temperature. When the heat is off, than it is easy to remove the springform ring. This apple pie is delicious for any occasion! From birthdays to dessert. I hope you enjoy this recipe! When you have questions or baked this apple pie, please tag us on social media. #Cookiesanddoughemporium. When you have a great picture, we post this on our social media with your account name.
- Keep this pie in the refrigerator
- Before use, you can warm this pie in the microwave or oven.
- In the south part of the Netherlands, this apple pie is served warm with 1 scoop of vanilla ice for dessert.