This is the apple pie my granny always used to make when I was little. Now I make it for us or for when we are with friends. I added a bit of ginger to the original recipe. I love the combination of apples, raisins, ginger and cinnamon.

Dutch Apple Pie


For the dough

240 gr flour
180 gr butter or margarine *
120 gr sugar
1 tsp salt

For the filling

1 kilo apples peeled and cut in little pieces
50 grams of sugar
1 tsp of cinnamon
1 tsp of ginger
100 gr raisins
lemon juice

2 spoons of milk
2 spoons of jam (ideally apricot jam, but here i used home made plum jam)

round cake tin of about 24 cm
preheat the oven on 160 degrees Celsius

Mix all the ingredients for the dough until you have a firm ball. cover with clingfilm and let it rest in the fridge for 30 minutes. Roll about 2/3 of the dough out until it is about half a cm thick and put in the cake tin.

Mix the apples together with the sugar, raisins, cinnamon, ginger and lemon juice.

Put the apple mixture on the dough.

Roll out the remaining 1/3 of the dough and cut it in long stripes, put the stripes over the apples like a sort of net. Brush some milk over the dough stripes.

Put the pie in the oven and bake it for about 45 minutes or until it is golden brown.

Take it out and spread some jam over the top.

Let it cool down and enjoy

*Edit March 1st 2016: Note that, since I originally posted this recipe, I stopped using margarine (for health reasons) and use only butter or oil in my baking. For more info

Written by Jyothi Muscetta

a healer, an intuitive, a wife, a mother, a lover, a cook, a baker, a reader, a garderner, a crafter, a creative thinker and a traveler.