Dutch apple pie

I thought doughnuts were an American thing, until I ate great ones in Germany, Holland, and even Tunisia. Likewise, if you think apple pie is American, then I hate to break it to you, but… the Dutch do it even better.

Called applegebak in Dutch, it is not flat like an American pie, but big and tall like a cake.  It is filled with a moist, mouth-watering mince meat of apples, sugar, cinnamon, and raisins and topped with a crumble.

According to one of my Dutch blog readers, going for a koffie en applegebak is a typical weekend morning or afternoon activity.  (Corinne, I look forward to having one with you one day!)  Here’s a photo of the applegebak I ate in a cute cafe in Rotterdam.


About Home Strange Home

I first left the US in 1999, when I was 18 years old. Since then, I’ve spent 13 years living abroad - 3 in Canada, 7 in Europe, and 3 in Africa. Now I've finally returned to the US on a one-way plane ticket. I arrived home in late January 2014 and set foot in the US for the first time in nearly 2.5 years. In Home Strange Home, I blog about the ups and downs of my re-acculturation experience.
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2 Responses to Appelgebak

  1. Will M says:

    Hey Katie – would be interested, if you’ve had any experience of it, what your observations are of the Dutch health service. As I understand it they have a single payer private system.

  2. Pingback: Let’s Have Dutch Tonight? « What the Dutch

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