Who doesn’t love apple pie?! This Dutch Apple Pie with White Chocolate Butter Sauce takes things to a whole new level. Now that’s a pie!

A slice of Dutch apple pie with a scoop of ice cream on top. White chocolate cheese sauce is being poured over the top of the ice cream. A red apple is in the background.

Remember how we talked about the fact that my mom doesn’t like apple pie, and that she did like raspberry pie so it always got the happy face? Well, I think I could change her mind with this pie. In fact I believe this dutch apple pie with white chocolate butter sauce is the pie that all apple pie lovers and haters will go gaga over. After I created this pumpkin pasta with Fisher nuts I hurried and wrote them that I had an idea for my next post and that it involved pie. Clearly we all voted yes on posting it.

A baked Dutch apple pie. The crust is golden brown and the topping is browned perfection. The pie is sitting on a white tea towel and apples and a plate are in the background.

I think the biggest problem people have with a classic apple pie is that they don’t enjoy the mushy fruit. At least, that’s the most common thing that I hear.

But these apples are different.

You’ll start your apple pie by cooking the apples for about 10-15 minutes in a sauce pan over medium heat until they just start to turn tender. Not already tender, but just starting to soften and then they head straight into the pie.

A slice of Dutch Apple Pie. You can see the apples and they are topped with a golden brown crumble. An apple and a container of sauce are in the background.

How to Avoid a Runny Apple Pie

Some recipes call for cooking the pie low and slow until the apples break down, but I don’t love how much juice comes out that way. Other recipes call for pre cooking the apples until completely tender and cooked and then baking the pie on a higher heat. I actually don’t mind that method, but because the apple pie with tender but still firm apples seems to be the one winning over our friends and family members that don’t like apple pie I think I’ll stick with this one.

A slice of Dutch apple pie on a white dessert plate. The pie has a scoop of ice cream on top and white chocolate butter sauce is poured over all. A fork is on the plate.

Ingredients for Dutch Apple Pie

For the Crust and Apple Pie Filling

  • Pie Crust: all purpose flour, unsalted butter, salt, sugar, and ice water
  • Apples: I prefer a combination of Honeycrisp and Granny Smith apples when I make apple pie.
  • Sugar: adds sweetness to balance the tartness of the apples
  • Flour: helps thicken the juices that cook off the apples
  • Spices: Nutmeg and Cinnamon
  • Salt: enhances all the flavors
a picture of ingredients for Dutch Apple Pie. there are green apples, red apples, oatmeal, butter, sugar, brown sugar, and spices.

For the Topping

  • Flour: just regular all purpose flour works great
  • Pecans: adds a great warmth and flavor to the topping, plus a little extra crunch, but you can’t even tell what it is. Your guests will totally be guessing at what you added to give the topping that little somethin’ somethin’ but never know it’s just a bunch of pecans from Fisher Nuts.
    • PRO TIP: If you aren’t a pecan fan, walnuts can be used instead.
  • Rolled Oats: adds texture and structure to the topping
  • Brown Sugar: adds rich flavor and sweetness
  • Salt: enhances all the flavors
  • Butter: binds all the ingredients together to form the crunchy rich topping

For the White Chocolate Butter Sauce

  • Butter: adds richness and is the base for the sauce, make sure it’s cold butter
  • Powdered Sugar: sweetens the sauce
  • Cream Cheese: make sure it is room temperature so it doesn’t get clumpy
  • White Chocolate Melts: almond bark also works

The measurements for all the ingredients can be found in the recipe card at the end of this post. Keep scrolling down for all the details.

Containers of slices of butter, powdered sugar, cream cheese and white chocolate.

How to Make Dutch Apple Pie with White Chocolate Butter Sauce

I’m going to walk you through each step for making this outrageous apple pie. It’s so much easier than it looks because it looks so dang fancy. I’ll break it up into each of the different parts of the recipe.

For the Pie

  1. You’ll want to start preheating the oven and by making the pie crust. I won’t go into the details here since you can read all about it in that post. Roll out the pie dough using a rolling pin and place the bottom crust in a pie dish.
  2. Then you will cook the apples on the stove top just to tender them up a bit.
  3. When the apples have partially cooked, pour them into the pie crust and then add the oat topping all over the top (I’ll explain how to make that below).
  4. Bake the pie until golden brown and bubbling. While the pie is baking you can make the white chocolate sauce (explained below).
  5. Serve the pie warm with vanilla ice cream and the buttery white chocolate sauce.

For the Topping

  1. Combine all the ingredients except the butter in a small bowl and whisk everything together.
  2. Using a pastry cutter, cut in the butter and then use your hands to finish mixing. It should clump together when you squeeze it.
    • PRO TIP: If you don’t have a pastry cutter, a fork works just fine too!
  3. Crumble the topping over the top of the apples.

For the Sauce

Do not make this sauce ahead of time. It’s best fresh. 🙂

  1. Add all the ingredients except the white chocolate to a small bowl and use an electric hand mixer to beat everything together.
  2. When you are ready to serve, heat up the sauce mixture in one bowl and the white chocolate in another bowl.
  3. Once they are both heated quickly stir them together and serve over the hot pie.

All of these instructions can also be found in the recipe card down below.

What is the Difference Between Dutch Apple Pie and Regular?

Regular apple pie has a pastry top. Dutch apple pie is topped with streusel instead of pastry. It’s like a combination of an apple pie and and apple crumble or crisp. Heaven!

A baked Dutch Apple pie. It is golden brown and is resting on a white tea towel.

What are the Best Apples for Baking?

We used a combo of Honeycrisp and Granny Smith. I know, you’re used to being told to go straight to granny’s, but trust me, the combination of the two gives the pie the perfect sweetness and flavor. Here are our favorite apples for baking:

  • Granny Smith
  • Honey Crisp
  • Braeburn
  • Macintosh
  • Golden Delicious
  • Ambrosia
  • Gala
  • Fuji
A baked Dutch apple pie with a slice removed. You can see the sliced apples inside and the brown crumble on top of the pie. A couple of apples are in the background.
A slice of Dutch apple pie with a scoop of ice cream on top. White chocolate butter sauce has been poured over the top of the ice cream.

How Long Will Apple Pie Keep?

Apple pie will keep for 2-3 days at room temperature.

You can keep apple pie for an additional 2-3 days in the fridge.

A slice of Dutch apple pie being lifted from the pie dish. There is a scoop of ice cream on top of the slice and white chocolate butter sauce is drizzled over the top.

Can You Freeze Apple Pie Before It is Baked?

Freezing apple pie before it is baked is the preferred method. It’s texture and flavor will be closer to fresh apple pie. Wrap tightly in plastic wrap and foil and freeze up to 4 months in the freezer.

There is no need to thaw before baking. Place frozen pie on baking sheet and bake at 400 degrees for 30 minutes. Reduce heat to 350 degrees and continue baking for 35-40 minutes.

A slice of Dutch apple pie with a drizzle of white chocolate butter sauce over the top. Two apples are in the background.,

Dutch apple pie is one of my all time favorites! I mean, I’ve never come across a pie I didn’t like, but there’s some about those perfectly cooked apples with the crunchy oat topping that is out of this world! Then you add the white chocolate butter sauce and YOWZA!! You’re gonna be drooling over this one, friends!

A Dutch apple pie with a slice removed. There are two scoops of ice cream on the pie and white chocolate butter sauce is drizzled over the top.

More FRUIT PIES You’re Sure to Love:

Dutch Apple Pie with White Chocolate Butter Sauce

4.88 from 8 votes
Servings: 8
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Description

Who doesn't love apple pie?! This Dutch Apple Pie with White Chocolate Butter Sauce takes things to a whole new level. Now that's a pie!

Ingredients 

  • 1 Pie Crust
  • 3 Apples, Honeycrisp, peeled and sliced
  • 3 Apples, Granny Smith, peeled and sliced
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 3 1/2 Tablespoons Flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon Nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1 Pinch Salt

Topping

  • 1 Cup Flour
  • 1/2 Cup Pecans, chopped fine in a food processor
  • 1 1/2 Cups Rolled oats
  • 1 1/2 Cups Brown Sugar
  • 1 Pinch Salt
  • 3/4 Cup Butter, unsalted, cold

White Chocolate Butter Sauce – adapted from The Girl Who Ate Everything

  • 1/4 Cup Butter
  • 1/4 Cup Powdered Sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons Cream Cheese
  • 2 Tablespoons White Chocolate Melts, or almond bark, melted

Instructions

For the Pie

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  • Make the pie crust and set aside. You can blind bake the bottom crust if you desire. Follow the instructions for blind baking in the pie crust post.
    1 Pie Crust
  • In a large sauce pan over medium heat, add the apples, sugar, flour, and seasonings.
    3 Apples, 3 Apples, 1 Cup Sugar, 1/8 teaspoon Nutmeg, 3 1/2 Tablespoons Flour, 1 teaspoon Cinnamon, 1 Pinch Salt
  • Cook, stirring occasionally for about 10-12 minutes or until slightly tender. If your stove heats up pretty hot and the apples are cooking faster just turn it down to medium low and make sure you watch the apples. You still want them to have a bite to them.
  • Pour the apples into the uncooked pie crust and top with the topping.
  • Bake at 375 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until golden and bubbling.
  • Serve with ice cream and butter sauce.

For the Topping

  • Combine the dry ingredients in a bowl and stir together.
    1 Cup Flour, 1/2 Cup Pecans, 1 1/2 Cups Rolled oats, 1 1/2 Cups Brown Sugar, 1 Pinch Salt
  • Using a pastry cutter, cut in the butter and then use your hands to finish mixing (squeezing the crumb mixture together to gather all the flour and break up the butter bits in your fingers).
    3/4 Cup Butter
  • Proceed with pie per above instructions.

For the Sauce

  • Using an electric mixer, mix together everything but the white chocolate.
    1/4 Cup Butter, 1/4 Cup Powdered Sugar, 2 Tablespoons Cream Cheese
  • When you are ready to serve, heat up the sauce mixture and the white chocolate in separate bowls.
    2 Tablespoons White Chocolate Melts
  • Once heated quickly stir them together and serve over the hot pie.

Notes

Apple pie will keep for 2-3 days at room temperature.
You can keep apple pie for an additional 2-3 days in the refrigerator.

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 842kcalCarbohydrates: 126gProtein: 7gFat: 37gSaturated Fat: 18gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 65mgSodium: 308mgPotassium: 346mgFiber: 7gSugar: 86gVitamin A: 837IUVitamin C: 6mgCalcium: 82mgIron: 3mg
Author: Sweet Basil
Course: 500+ Best Dessert Recipes

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