Every year at Rob’s birthday, I like trying a new recipe of one of his favorite desserts. I’ve made a chocolate cake with chocolate buttercream icing, a key lime pie, and a chocolate chip cheesecake the past few years. This year I knew an apple pie was in order. His mom already makes a fantastic version, so I wanted to try something different to change it up a little bit and read about this deep dish apple pie they sell at a small cafe in Amsterdam. When we visited the city a few years ago, we were delightfully surprised at how wonderful their sweets were! I knew this would be a delicious but unique choice and had to make it for him!
It’s hard making desserts or meals that you don’t personally like; I actually don’t eat key lime pie, cheesecake or apple pie (hey, I’m more of a chocolate lover myself, what can I say!?) — so the past few years I’ve just been relying on Rob’s review! He said it was fantastic and ate over half of this monstrosity, so I’m inclined to believe him :) Don’t let the length of this recipe scare you out of making it; the whole process was fairly easy and not even super time consuming! My only recommendation that varies from the author’s notes would be a check the top of your pie much earlier. Mine was getting dark after only 30 minutes and I covered it right away — you can tell the sides are little darker than I’d like, so I’m glad I caught it when I did! There was SO much pie dough though that you could eat from the middle out and not even hit it! Definitely serve this pie warm with some vanilla ice cream (or so I’m told, I just ate the ice cream!).
Recipe | Dutch Deep Dish Apple Pie