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Elaine Mazur's Dutch Apple Pear Pie

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Why I Love This Recipe

This is my grandmothers's recipe not sure if she got it from her Dutch mother or not.

Ingredients You'll Need

Apples-Cortland, Granny Smith and a 3rd choice either Melrose, Jonathan, Mac's or any other pie apple of your choice NOTE- yes MUST use 3 dif Apple varieties!!! (or more!) When picking a 3rd variety make sure its sweet/tart and a pie apple!
Pears- Sweet crisp pears NOTE- 2 or 3 varieties are better than 1 but 1 can be used if thats all thats available just make sure they're sweet and crisp
2 TBS butter- melted
A few shakes of Salt
1 tsp Vanilla
Opt: 1 TBS Apple cider if you have it
3 TBS -1/4 cup flour aprox. (I use a handful)
1/2 tsp Cinnamon
1/4 Cup Light Brown sugar (more or less depends on the apples you choose and how sweet you like it)
1/4 Cup White sugar (more or less depends on the apples you choose and how sweet you like it)

1 Cup Flour
1/2 Cup Light Brown sugar
1/4 Cup White sugar
1/4 tsp cinnamon - optional
Dash of salt
about 5 TBS Cold butter


1/2- 3/4 cup quick cooking oats
3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
Dash of salt
Cold butter


1¼ cups sugar
1½ cups sifted all-purpose flour
2 tsp cinnamon
6 TBS butter, melted

Deep dish pie pan
Crust for deep dish pie pan homemade or store bought whichever you prefer


Preheat oven 375F

To measure how many pears and apples you need take empty pie pan that you'll be using and start making layers

Peel and slice granny smith until they cover the bottom

Peel and slice pears to cover Granny Smith layer

Peel and slice Cortland to cover pear layer Then another layer of pears then layer of melrose or jonathan then pears

Repeat until you have a slightly heaping mound in the pie plate

When done pour it all into large bowl and mix them all up

Wash and dry pie pan

In bowl toss apples and pears w/ lemon juice just a couple drops to stop from browning

In microwave dish melt butter in microwave

Add salt, cider and vanilla to butter stir

Add butter mix to apple and pears and mix well and set aside

In another dry bowl mix flour, cinnamon and sugars together (reserve about 1 1/2 TBS to put on bottom)

Pour that into Apple and pear mix and mix well

Prepare crust poke a couple holes in bottom of crust w/ a fork and put a light layer of reserved flour mix on bottom before adding filling

Then pour apple pear mix into crust put tin foil around the edges to prevent crust from burning. Bake for 10-15 before adding topping

Mix up whichever topping you choose either Steursel or Oat crunch


Mix flour, sugar, cinnamon and salt together

Cut in butter 1 TBS at a time until crumbly but still on the dryer side



Mix flour, oats, sugars and salt together

Cut in butter 1 TBS at a time 'till real crumbly and more on buttery side



Mix flour sugar and cinnamon then add butter

Cover pie w/ topping

Bake at 375F until topping is browned and bubbling is very thick like yellowstone mud pots :)

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