Holiday baking season is in full swing which means there are plenty of apple pies and Christmas cookies to go around! Warm winter desserts are the perfect treat for any occasion, especially when paired with a steaming mug of coffee. And what’s better than a flaky, buttery, and delicious slice of dutch apple pie? Topped with a traditional dutch apple crumble topping and loaded with a spiced apple filling, it’s an absolute favorite of all the pie lovers out there!
If you’ve got some time on your hands, you can whip up this tasty treat to warm you up on chilly nights. Here are a few best-kept dutch apple pie secrets for the ultimate cozy night in!
Baking the perfect dutch apple pie
If you want a great texture, make sure you choose the right kind of apples. They should be firm, sweet, and only slightly tart. The firmness ensures that your pie holds its shape well and doesn’t explode in the oven. One of the best ways to do this is to use unbruised, fresh apples that feel heavy in your hands. If you visit our store in Colborne, you’ll find that we harvest fresh apples from the apple orchards right in our backyard in Northumberland County. They have a sweet and sour flavor, which makes them perfect for our filling.
It’s also usually a good idea to pile thin apple slices high on your crust. Now, we know what you’re thinking… it’s going to mess up the proportion of filling to crust! You don’t have to worry, though, since the apples will shrink down as they cook.
Another pro tip: let your dutch apple pie rest for a while once it’s done baking. We know… we know… your kitchen probably smells so amazing that all you want to do is dig right into it, but wait for an hour or so. Doing so will give it time to become more steady so it doesn’t fall apart when you cut into it!
Have you tried our dutch apple pie yet?
If you don’t have the time to bake one from scratch, you can always try our dutch apple pie with an added layer of creamy custard and raisins between a traditional pie crust. For those apple lovers who do not live in, or close to Colborne, you can collect your online orders from Johnvince Foods, a wholesale food supplier located in Toronto, Ontario.
Our order online for pickup option is available 7 days a week. Pickup days and times are Monday to Thursday 9 AM to 6 PM, and Friday to Sunday 9 AM to 7.30 PM. In case of any questions, please feel free to contact us.