Have you heard the saying “as American as apple pie”? Well, it turns out that apple pie is actually about as Dutch as it gets.
Traditional Dutch appeltaart has a sweet cakey dough on the bottom and edges, with a lattice on the top. The apple slices in the filling are flavored with cinnamon, sugar and lemon juice. Common apple varieties called for in appeltaart recipes are Elstar, Gala and Goudreinet as they are crispy and not too sweet.
Many Amsterdammers say the tastiest appletaart is found at Winkel or Papeneiland, both in the Jordaan near the Noorderkerk. Served with a dollop of whipped cream, their pie surely is sweet and tasty. Winkel and Papeneiland both likely sell thousands of slices each Saturday when the bustling Noordermarkt farmers market takes place on their doorsteps. Be sure to try this famous Dutch food.