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Dutch Apple Pie with White Chocolate Butter Sauce

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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!

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!

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.

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!

I think the biggest problem people have with 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.

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!

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. Plus, it’s easier to not mess up.

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!

The topping has a little secret in it that 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. Just process the nuts until they are small bits as shown in the right side of the processor. Then dump all of the ingredients in a large bowl with the cold butter and cut everything in. I ditch the pastry cutter halfway through and dig in with my hands until it looks like a slightly dry cookie dough.

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!

Then just pile everything up in the pie, bake and meanwhile mix up a little white chocolate butter sauce to serve on the side just in case anyone wants it. Which they will. It is awesome. Especially with ice cream and nuts. Nuts are such a staple around the holidays. You can add them to your sweet and savory dishes and you should always have some hanging around for snacking as guests come and go. Here’s to the holidays!!

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.

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 refrigerator.

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.

Dutch Apple Pie with White Chocolate Butter Sauce

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Dutch Apple Pie with White Chocolate Butter Sauce

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 1 pie
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 [Foolproof pie crust recipe]
  • 3 Honey Crisp Apples peeled and sliced
  • 3 Granny Smith Apples peeled and sliced
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 1/8 Teaspoon Nutmeg
  • 3 1/2 Tablespoons Flour
  • 1 Teaspoon Cinnamon
  • pinch of salt

Topping

  • 1 Cup Flour
  • 1/2 Cup Pecans chopped fine in a food processor
  • 1 1/2 Cups Oatmeal
  • 1 1/2 Cups Brown Sugar
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 3/4 Cup cold unsalted butter

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

  • Make the pie crust and set aside.
  • In a large sauce pan over medium heat, add the apples, sugar, flour, and seasonings.
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • Proceed with pie per above instructions.

For the Sauce

  • Using an electric mixer, mix together everything but the white chocolate.
  • When you are ready to serve, heat up the sauce mixture and the white chocolate in separate bowls.
  • Once heated quickly stir them together and serve over the hot pie.
Nutrition Facts
Dutch Apple Pie with White Chocolate Butter Sauce
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 8746
% Daily Value*
Cholesterol 874.7mg292%
Carbohydrates 1088.5g363%
Fiber 62.2g259%
Sugar 553.4g615%
Protein 91g182%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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103 comments

  • We do a lot of prepping beforehand. I’d love to make this pie and freeze it. Should I follow the recipe to step 4 on pie instructions, then pull out and follow the directions from the freezing apple pie instructions? Thanks so much!

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    • Yes, exactly! Enjoy!

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  • Oh my lanta!! I will be checking these out, thank you

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    • You totally should! Let us know how it goes!!

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  • Can I pour the glaze over the whole pie, or would it ruin it?

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    • The topping would become soft under the glaze, but I don’t think it would be bad

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  • Hi there! This pie looks A-MAZING! How well do you think this translates into an apple crisp? Could I just make it as is and ditch the pie crust? I’m hoping to make it for a birthday party coming up and was just thinking I could serve more people with it as a crisp…or is it that good as a pie and I should just make multiple? I need to feed about 15 people.

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    • It would work fantastic as a crisp! And I’m dying that I never even thought of that, haha! I would double it for 15 people.

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  • This pie looks AMAZING!!! Going to give it a test run for our upcoming Thanksgiving holiday. Unfortunately, I have pie crust anxiety, lol – do you think I could use a graham or other type of crust? Thank you for this fantastic recipe!

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    • Oh totally!! Graham cracker crust is always good or often you can buy a crust from a bakery if you don’t want to buy frozen.

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      • Thank you so much for your quick reply. My son is home from college this weekend so I’m going to give this lucious pie a go. Maybe when I’m feeling brave, I’ll try your foolproof crust. Looks heavenly. Thank you again!!

      • Wonderful!! I hope you all enjoy it!

      • Oh My Goodness – that was the best tasting apple pie EVER!!! Everyone raved about it…and the white chocolate butter sauce was over the top delicious!!! I made the pie yesterday…it’s completely gone!!!

      • Woohooo!!!! This totally makes my night. I know we adore it but it’s always so nice to hear that someone else does too. Thank you so much!!!!

  • i made this recipe this past winter.it turned out perfect!! Today…I cut the recipe in half to make a small pie….omg….terrible! I followed everything to the letter, went over it 12 times trying to figure out why? When applying the apples and dry ingredients to the pan, I was suspicious because there was no wet ingredients…kept the faith and continued….dry, cakey and huge disappointment 🙁

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  • I’m going to make this NOW. I’m sure the guys will appreciate it after a long day of hunting.

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    • I hope you all love it!

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  • I made the Dutch Apple Pie with White Chocolate Butter Sauce for Thanksgiving……had I known it was going to be this good, I would have skipped my meal and had it for my entrée as well! The honey crisp apples were huge so I only had to use 2 of them. I think the I had a total of 8 cups of sliced apples. The topping was wonderful but the white chocolate butter sauce drizzled on the top put this apple pie over the top! SO GOOD. Thank you for sharing this.

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    • YAY!!!! I am so thrilled to hear that! Thank you so much for your sweet words!

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  • When you say oatmeal. .do you mean quick oats or old fashioned oats?

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    • Hi Nicole,
      It can actually be either. I prefer the rolled old fashioned oats, but we’ve made it enough both ways that I honestly just use whatever I have.

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      • Thank you! Im making this for Thanksgiving tomorrow and cant wait to eat it! It looks delicious! 🙂

      • Yay! Enjoy!

  • Can you tell what are honey crisp apples thank you

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    • Hi Kerry!! Honey Crisp apples are just a variety, you can use granny or eve golden delicious if you’d like. 🙂

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  • I made this yesterday and I loved it! The crumb topping was so good and I really liked the added crunch from the pecans and oatmeal. It made quite a bit of topping, so I only used about half of it. We spent Thanksgiving at my husband’s fire station, so I didn’t make the white chocolate butter sauce for fear of it getting lost in the shuffle, but I am excited to make this again and try it with the sauce. This will be my go-to apple pie from now on.

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  • oh- and my favorite pie is a tie between pecan and my mom’s strawbery cream. YUM.

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    • um….and Marionberry….definitely Marionberry…..

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      • I hate that Utah Costco’s aren’t carrying marionberries anymore! It’s like torture!

  • This pie has gone on the menu for Thanksgiving…can’t wait! Seriously looks mouth watering.

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    • I stinking love you. COme visit!

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  • Blueberry cream cheese.

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  • I love all kinds of pie, and my all time favorite is gooseberry.

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  • My favorite is raspberry or blackberry (or better yet, both together).

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  • This looks delicious!!

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    • My favorite pie is Strawberry but holiday season is usually Pumpkin.

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  • amazing!

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  • I don’t have a favorite! If it is done right, then I love it. It’s hard to pick just one. This will definitely be on my thanksgiving pie menu!

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  • My favorite pie this time of year is pumpkin – because we only make it once a year.

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  • My favorite pie is coconut cream!

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  • I love the crumb topping on this apple pie!

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  • Looks so yummy!

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  • Favorite apple.

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  • It’s one of those days….I could eat a whole pie right now.

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  • I love any kind of pure, but my favorite is chocolate cream pie.

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  • My favorite is apple!

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  • Fudge Pie

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  • Apple…hands down!!

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  • My favorite pie is pumpkin chocolate cheesecake pie.

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  • I love a good apple crumb pie.

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  • Oh my Lord….

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  • good old apple pie!

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  • I love Key Lime, Chocolate Meringue or Apple about equal.

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  • Apple

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  • I love most pie but my favorite is dutch apple pie

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  • my favorite pie is plumb with crumble on top

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  • I love all pie, but mincemeat!

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    • sorry for the double reply – didn’t think it took the first time

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  • I love all pies (except mincemeat!), but really like the fact that I can justify eating pie in the morning if it’s apple or pumpkin…(it’s heathly, right!?!). Thanks!

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  • Boysenberry pie and Pecan pie. But honestly, you can’t go wrong with any kind of pie. 😉

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  • Boysenberry pie and Pecan pie. But honestly, you can’t go wrong with any kind of pie. 😉

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  • I love apple pie, but my husband loves EVERY pie.

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  • I love cherry pie!

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  • Coconut cream

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  • I love key lime and all pudding pies. This pie looks awesome!

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  • I love apple and sweet potato pie!!!

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  • Wow, this pie looks to. die. for! Definitely going on our Thanksgiving menu.

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  • My absolute favorite pie is Key Lime. But hey, any pie with plenty of real whipped cream on top is good!!

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    • mmmmm, I love key lime too!

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  • Perfect I’ve been looking for a good dutch apple pie recipe for Thanksgiving and here ya go. Thank you.

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  • My favorite pie, hands down, is cherry pie. Not the kind that comes from a can, but fresh and ripe cherry pie from scratch!

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  • Oh, I love just about any pie, but I”ll go with Peach as my all time favorite!

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  • umm omg. that topping is killing it! I just want to shovel this into my mouth..and the glaze on top..oh my lord, best apple pie ever.

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    • haha, thanks my dear!

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  • The white chocolate sauce puts this over the top!

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  • Pumpkin pie,especially for breakfast!

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  • Dutch Apple!

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  • it looks delish!

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  • my favorite pie is COCONUT CREAM. so good.

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  • If there were a way I could WILL this pie off the screen and into my mouth… I’d find out how. I’m certainly trying! 🙂

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    • lol, use those magic powers girl. I’ve seen all the deliciousness you make!

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  • My favorite is also apple. Your dutch apple recipe looks delicious.

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  • Apple!

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  • I’m going to be “that girl” and be totally weird…I don’t love pie, but I do love pie crust. Literally, just crust. My grandma always used to make me mini pie crusts to eat while everyone else ate real pie!
    However, I am REALLY thinking I could make an exception for this pie…apples and chocolate? Yum!

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    • what the what?! lol! I love that you just want the crust. It’s my fave part so I understand

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  • Apple pie is my favorite. Oh, and blueberry, too! 🙂
    Ross Olson

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  • Apple pie is my most favorite, especially if it has a Dutch crunch topping. This looks divine!

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  • What an absolutely stunning apple pie! The white chocolate butter sauce sounds so incredible.

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  • This apple pie looks soooo delicious and then topped with that sauce! Totally craving this after my lunch.

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  • German chocolate pecan pie!

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  • My favorite pie IS apple, but from my first memories of having it, we always topped it with a piece of cheese and melted it a tad. It was delicious! But I can’t wait to try this white chocolate butter sauce!

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  • I love pies. All pies. Savory, sweet, or somewhere in between. If I were to pick an absolute favorite, it would have to be an apple-pear pie with a cheddar streusel topping.

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  • I love apple and pumpkin cheesecake … or some chocolate mousse!!

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  • Love the addition of the white chocolate BUTTER sauce!

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  • Are you serious right now? White chocolate butter sauce? I think I just fell in love. P.S. My favorite pie is pumpkin but that might change after I try this.

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  • This looks so delicious!!!!

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    • My favorite pe is pecan.

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  • Definitely apple crumb or dutch apple

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  • I adore pumpkin pie!

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  • Pecan pie is my absolute favorite. I only have it at Thanksgiving.

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  • Does every pie count as an answer? I haven’t met one I haven’t liked yet 🙂 And this one looks incredible girl!!!

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