Fried Dutch Apple Pie
I remember some years ago, when the Tyra Banks Show was on television, Patti Labelle was a guest on her show. Patti Labelle made a cookbook of some pretty awesome unhealthy southern dishes and I remember her on the show demonstrating how to make her Fried Apple Pie. I was immediately intrigued. Although I do not remember how she made her pie, the idea of frying some apples before placing them in a pie seemed great.
The apples aren’t really fried, more like sauteed in butter to get a slight crisp around the edges. This method does add some texture to the pie, which makes it more enjoyable to eat. Not only do you have the crisp and freshness of the apples, but you have the delicate crunch of the topping, which I added some pecans to add more depth. Oh! Did I forget to mention that I added some rum to the apple pie filling? This is absolutely my favorite apple pie. And I am not saying this because I made it but, it is the best apple pie I ever had. I hope that you feel the same way.
Fried Dutch Apple Pie
- Total Time: 1 hour
- Yield: 8
- • FOR THE PIE:
- • 1 whole Frozen Deep Dish Pie Crust
- • 4 Tablespoons Butter
- • 5 cups Granny Smith Apples, Cored And Sliced
- • ⅔ cups Sugar
- • ¼ cups Brown Sugar, Packed
- • 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
- • 1 Tablespoon Dark Rum
- • ¾ cups Water
- • 2 teaspoons Cornstarch
- • FOR THE TOPPING:
- • 2 cups Flour
- • 1 cup Brown Sugar, Packed
- • ⅓ cups Sugar
- • ½ cups Pecans, Chopped
- • 6 Tablespoons Butter, Melted
- Preheat oven to 350 F and take your crust out of the freezer to slightly thaw.
- In a large pan melt the 4 tablespoons butter on medium heat then add the apple slices. Allow the apples to cook and turn slightly brown for 7 to 10 minutes. You don’t need to cook them until they turn crispy just until they start to get a slightly golden tint on them. Sprinkle in the sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon and rum and stir for 5 minutes. The mixture will thicken slightly.
- In a small bowl or cup add the cornstarch to the water and whisk with a fork so the cornstarch is completely dissolved. Now pour it into the apple mixture. Begin to stir the mixture for another 5 minutes and the apple filling should be nice and thick. Once the mixture has thickened remove from heat and set aside.
- In a medium bowl, add the ingredients for the topping (flour, brown sugar, sugar, pecans, and butter). Use a fork to blend all of these ingredients together. It should look like large clumps of sand.
- Pour the apple filling into the pie crust then sprinkle the topping on top of the apple filling. Place the pie on a baking sheet. Place inside the oven and bake for 45 minutes.
- Remove from oven and allow to cool for about 20 minutes and that will also allow the filling to set a bit more. Then you are ready to serve.
- Cook Time: 60 mins
- Category: Dessert
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