Apple Pie The Pennsylvania Dutch Way

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 50m
Ready In

"I LOVE apple pie and here is a version coming from Amish country."

Original recipe yields 8 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (137.1 g)
  • Calories 401.5
  • Total Fat - 18.2 g
  • Saturated Fat - 5.8 g
  • Cholesterol - 12.7 mg
  • Sodium - 383.8 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 56.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.8 g
  • Sugars - 27.1 g
  • Protein - 4.2 g
  • Calcium - 42.9 mg
  • Iron - 1.5 mg
  • Vitamin C - 2.8 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step 1

Roll out the bottom pie crust, fit into a 9-inch pie pan, and trim the edges without crimping.

Step 2

Puff in a preheated 350-degree Fahrenheit oven for 5 minutes or until the dough puffs (do not fully bake!) to prevent a soggy crust. Remove from the oven immediately.

Step 3

Combine the sugar, flour, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg and toss with the sliced apples.

Step 4

Add the lemon rind, lemon juice, and sour cream, stirring until well blended.

Step 5

Pour into the shell, roll out the top crust, and slit it with your own design to let the steam escape.

Step 6

Moisten the edges of the bottom crust with milk or water. Place the top crust over the pie and crimp the edges together to seal.

Step 7

Bake in a preheated 350-degrees Fahrenheit oven for 50 minutes.

Step 8

Increase the heat to 375-degrees Fahrenheit and let bake another 10 minutes or until golden on top. Some of the juice should bubble through the slits and around edges.

Step 9

Serve warm or cold.

Step 10

YIELD: One 9-inch pie

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



I made this for Dh and his hunting buddies and they really enjoyed this. As per my husband's request I did not use any sour cream or milk and this still came together nicely.

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(8 Nov 2017)