I love apple pie, honestly I love pie, but I hate making pie crust and I think it’s a waste of time. Its futzy and never turns out great for me – so…confession time…I buy pie crust. Pillsbury does a completely acceptable job, and it makes throwing a pie together pretty fast. Generally pie crusts come 2 in a package, so you could make 1 apple pie, or two “one crust pies” like a pumpkin pie and a ……. dutch apple pie!
I don’t eat pumpkin pie – it is too close to pudding consistency – and pudding is against The Food Rules! (capitals and punctuation required) So at holiday time, I have to make something besides pumpkin pie, but I don’t want an extra pie crust laying around – so I fiddled and faddled around until I came up with this dutch apple pie recipe. Enjoy!