Polish Apple Pie


Polish Apple Pie

Autumn Delight: Polish Apple Pie with a Crunchy Twist

Indulge in the flavors of Polish cuisine with this delightful recipe for Polish Apple Pie. This classic dessert showcases the perfect balance of sweet and tart flavors, combined with a buttery crust and a crunchy streusel topping.

Jan Dec

20 minutes

40-45 minutes

60-65 minutes

8 servings


Vegetarian, Nut-free, Soy-free, Kosher, Halal

Wheat (gluten), Dairy (butter), Egg

Vegan, Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Egg-free, Paleo



  • Calories (kcal / KJ): 320 kcal / 1340 KJ
  • Fat (total, saturated): 15g, 9g
  • Carbohydrates (total, sugars): 43g, 24g
  • Protein: 3g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Salt: 0.2g


  1. 1.
    Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F) and grease a 9-inch pie dish.
  2. 2.
    In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, granulated sugar, salt, and baking powder. Add the cold cubed butter and use a pastry cutter or your fingertips to cut the butter into the dry ingredients until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  3. 3.
    In a small bowl, whisk together the egg and vanilla extract. Pour the egg mixture into the flour mixture and stir until the dough comes together.
  4. 4.
    Divide the dough in half. Press one half into the bottom of the prepared pie dish to form the crust.
  5. 5.
    In a separate bowl, combine the sliced apples, brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Toss until the apples are evenly coated. Arrange the apple mixture over the crust in the pie dish.
  6. 6.
    In the same bowl used for the crust, combine the flour and cold cubed butter. Use your fingertips to rub the butter into the flour until it resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle the streusel topping evenly over the apples.
  7. 7.
    Bake the pie in the preheated oven for 40-45 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown and the apples are tender.
  8. 8.
    Remove the pie from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes before serving. Serve warm and enjoy!

Treat your ingredients with care...

  • Apples — Choose a mix of tart and sweet apples such as Granny Smith and Honeycrisp for a balanced flavor and texture in the pie.
  • Butter — Make sure the butter is cold and cubed to achieve a flaky crust and streusel topping.

Tips & Tricks

  • For an extra flavor boost, add a tablespoon of freshly squeezed lemon juice to the apple filling.
  • Serve the pie warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for a delightful contrast of temperatures and textures.
  • If you prefer a sweeter pie, increase the amount of granulated sugar in the crust and streusel topping.

Serving advice

Serve the Polish Apple Pie warm as a comforting dessert. It pairs well with a dollop of freshly whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Presentation advice

To enhance the presentation, dust the top of the pie with a sprinkle of powdered sugar before serving. You can also garnish each slice with a small apple slice or a sprinkle of cinnamon.