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.