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Caramel Apple Pie

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This sweet caramel apple pie is stuffed full of thinly sliced apples and topped with a crunchy crisp topping. A drizzle of caramel puts it over the top.

Yesterday was my big debut of my food blog. I thought it turned out pretty good except now I’m stuck. Well, I’m not really stuck as much as I’m annoyed at my oven because it’s broke and it’s stopping me from baking. Today I received my first issue of Bon Appetit and there is a bread pudding in there that I want to make and I also purchased From my Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan and there are about a million things in there I want to try.

Ok so here is a little back story about my oven. It’s only one year old and before Monday it was a gem.  It worked when I wanted it too and only acted up once when it decided it didn’t like being set at 275 degrees and decided to heat its self up to 350 degrees. The end result was one burned batch of Praline Pecans.  I was browning my lovely little veal and sage meatloaf with gorgonzola cream sauce and the oven was pre-heating.  Out of the corner of my eye I see some flickering going on in the oven. I open the oven and it’s on fire! Ok it wasn’t a huge fire it was more like a tiny little fire but it still freaked me out.  Since then I have been on the phone with Frigidaire to fix it and they have agreed but they can’t seem to get around to faxing that paperwork to the appliance repair shop. Sooooooo long story short, I can’t bake right now and it’s annoying me. Although I am going to put up another recipe I did a couple of months ago.

This recipe I found online and the moment I bit into this caramel apple pie I knew I had made a excellent choice in making it.  Since the recipes name was “Yummy Crunchy Caramel Apple Pie” I knew I would love it. I altered two things. I didn’t use nuts in the final topping because I didn’t have any and I added a little lemon juice to the pie mixture. So after I took my first bite I thought it was amazing.  It was sweet and the apples had just a little bit of crunch.  The topping reminded me of a cross between a Dutch apple pie and a apple crisp. I used a pie crust recipe from Alton Brown and I found I quite liked it. I will be honest that it wasn’t as great as my grandmothers but then again is anything better than a lard ridden pie crust? If that doens’t sound good then you obviously have not had the pleasure of growing up eating “Southern” food.

{Looking for more pie recipes? Try my homemade strawberry rhubarb pie, chocolate orange pudding pie or my Amish peanut butter pie.}

Caramel Apple Pie

This sweet caramel apple pie is stuffed full of thin sliced apples and topped with a crunchy crisp topping. A drizzle of caramel put its over the top.

Yield: 1 9-inch pie

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 55 minutes

Total Time: 75 minutes


For pie: 

  • Pastry for single-crust pie (store bought or homemade)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 6 cups thinly sliced peeled apples (I used Granny Smith)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

For Crumb Topping:

  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup quick-cooking rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup butter

For Final Topping:

  • 1/4 cup caramel ice cream topping

Source: Recipe Zaar


Prepare pastry for single-crust pie. Place in pie plate and trim and crimp the edge.

In a large mixing bowl stir together the sugar, flour, cinnamon and salt. Add apples slices and lemon juice and gently toss until they are coated well. Transfer mixture to pie crust.

For crumb topping:
Stir together brown sugar, flour and oats. Using a pastry blender cut in the butter until topping resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle over apple mixture.

To prevent over-browning while baking, cover edge of pie with foil.

Bake at 375 degrees F. for 25 minutes. Remove foil and back 25-30 minutes more, or until top is golden.

Remove from oven and drizzle top with caramel topping, then sprinkle with pecans. Cool on wire rack and serve!