Sunday, November 07, 2010

Caramel Apple Pie

 I am in California this week visiting my family with my kids.  it is crazy busy when we are here visiting everyone in just a few days. So that is my reason for not posting many new recipes while gone, but today is a great one and can be put to use very soon!!

With thanksgiving in just a few weeks if you are like me you are starting to think about what great things you will serve this year.  This is my new favorite apple pie you have got to give it a try.  when you do let me know what you think.

A few years ago at thanksgiving I was asked to do the pie.  Pies are not my thing I am not a baker...  My B-I-L Matt that is his job he does the rolls and pies every year and they are wonderful, but he was gone so that torch got passed to me.   I searched the internet for days looking for the perfect apple pie.  This one caught my eye from the food network it won the best apple pie award for the year 2003.  I thought that is exactly what I wanted.

 The pie was easy to make it did take some time but if you have made a pie before you know that all good pies do.


Printer friendly recipe

Recipe courtesy Marles Riessland

Pie Crust:

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 cup plus 1 tablespoon butter flavored shortening, chilled
  • 1/3 cup ice water
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 1 egg, beaten


  • 6 cups apples (Jonathan or Granny Smith)
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 4 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 4 tablespoons butter

Streusel Topping:

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 toffee bars or 3 ounces chocolate covered peanut or pecan brittle, crushed


Pie Crust:
Chill all ingredients, including the flour and vinegar. Combine the flour, salt and sugar. Cut in shortening with a pastry blender until the mixture resembles cornmeal. In another bowl, mix water and vinegar with the beaten egg. Add the liquid mixture, 1 tablespoon at a time, to the flour mixture, tossing with a fork to form a soft dough.
Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
Peel and slice apples. Sprinkle with lemon juice.
peeling the apples
Combine dry ingredients in large bowl and add apples. Toss to mix. Add vanilla and cream. Melt butter in heavy skillet. Add apple mixture and cook approximately 8 minutes, to soften apples.
Turn into pie shell.

Streusel Topping:
Combine the flour and sugar. Mix in butter with fork until coarse crumbs. stir in the crushed toffee bars. Sprinkle over pie.
topping on apples
Add top crust. Seal, flute edge and vent top. Brush with beaten egg white and sprinkle with sugar.
this was my first pie don't judge
Bake for 15 minutes. Reduce heat to 350 degrees F and bake 45 minutes longer.
after done cooling slice and serve vanilla ice cream is great with it.  But lets face it what does ice cream not make better?

1 comment:

  1. So when Bre & I took this on, we thought it was going to take hours, especially since neither of us had ever made a pie before. But really as long as you are careful on the instructions, it doesnt take forever and is fairly simple.
    I am normally not a fan of Apple Pies, but this was amazing! it tasted like a warm carmel apple- I cant wait to make this again for Christmas.


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