Tuesday, December 2, 2008

crunchy caramel apple pie...

1 9 in. deep dish pie crust (store bought or homemade)
1/2 cup sugar
3 Tbsp flour
1 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp salt
6 cups thinly sliced, peeled apples (fuji, granny smith, honeycrisp, or any combo of these)
1 recipe crumb topping (below)
1/2 cup chopped pecans
caramel ice cream topping (Mrs. Richardson's butterscotch caramel sauce)

In large mixing bowl stir together sugar, flour, cinnamon & salt. Add apples & toss until coated. Transfer apples to pie crust. Sprinkle crumb topping over apples. Place pie on lined baking sheet. Bake at 375 degrees for 50-60 min. Remove from oven and sprinkle with chopped pecans and drizzle with caramel.

Crumb topping:

1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup butter, room temp
Stir together 1st three ingredients. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

This has been a must have at Thanksgiving for the past several years. It is so amazingly wonderful!! It certainly is not just for Thanksgiving, though. It's just a kicked-up apple pie that could be made throughout the year. Oh...and don't forget the vanilla bean ice cream!!!


diane said...

This is the best apple pie I've ever had! I wish I had a piece right now.

vibi said...

My hubby would simply looooove that pie, so I'm keeping it aside in my to do folder!
One question though, for the crisp topping at the end, you write "Mix the first four ingredients and cut in butter, etc" ...but there are only four ingredients in all! Was there supposed to be another ingredient in the crisp?

Annemarie said...

I fixed it Vibi!! Thanks for pointing that out!

Jennie said...

Had it. Ate it. Took it home. Devoured the Leftovers. Love it.

carin davis said...

I showed this to Danny- he LOVES apple pie- he said,

"Why doesn't she ever bring any of that over?" He knows John can't finish that whole pie :)

vibi said...

Thanks! I'll be trying this pretty soon!

alison said...

H O L Y C O W ! ! ! This looks amazing! I will be making this on Christmas day!