Easy Apple-Caramel Pie


Copyright 2012, Taste of the South Magazine

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Easy Apple-Caramel Pie
  • 1 ½ (15-ounce) packages refrigerated piecrusts (3 sheets), divided
  • 2 (12.25-ounce) jars prepared caramel topping
  • 3 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 6 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, and sliced
  • 1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter, cut into small cubes
  • 3 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  1. Preheat oven to 425°.
  2. Place 1 piecrust in an ungreased 9-inch deep-dish pie plate. Press firmly against side and bottom. Set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine caramel topping and eggs, whisking to combine. Pour caramel mixture into prepared pie plate.
  4. Bake until caramel is set, approximately 45 minutes. (Caramel is set when only a small portion in the center jiggles when pie plate is gently shaken.) Remove from oven; set aside.
  5. In a large bowl, combine apples, brown sugar, cinnamon, vanilla, and salt, tossing to coat. Spoon apple mixture over caramel layer. Dot with butter.
  6. Top apples with second piecrust. Wrap excess top crust under edge of bottom crust, pressing edges together to seal. Make a decorative edge, if desired.
  7. Using assorted cutters, cut shapes from third crust; set aside.
  8. In a small bowl, combine cream and yolk, whisking well. Using a pastry brush, lightly coat top crust with egg mixture. Gently press cutout shapes onto crust in desired pattern. Lightly coat shapes with remaining egg mixture. Sprinkle with sugar.
  9. Bake on lower rack until crust is golden brown, approximately 30 minutes.
  10. Remove from oven and cool on a wire rack for 15 minutes before serving.
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  1. Jill says

    Eve was so right! I baked the bottom with the caramel mixture in it for 45 minutes at 425 and it burnt up. I cut off the burnt crust. I could not fit all the apples in the pan on top of the caramel. I put as much as I could then put it in the oven with fingers crossed. I won’t make this again!

    • says

      I’m so sorry Jill! Taste of the South tests every recipe in home kitchens and in their studio kitchens as well. I wish this had of turned out better for you and thank you for letting me know that there were problems with it. I’ll try to make it soon and see if I can find a fix :)

  2. bobbi says

    just wanted to let you know, that I love your site, and hope that you stay online, I have been looking for good old fashioned home cooking. I realize that a lot of people don’t have the time, but I love to create & tweek, and your recipes are simple & ” A W E S O M E !! ” Thank You !!

  3. Jennifer E. says

    I just made this as well. Crust burned too. I tried to cut back on the time-even took it out after about 35 minutes cause it was already so brown. This is my first ever apple pie. I hope the family doesn’t throw it back at me!!

  4. Terra says

    Hey Christy! Love your heart so much! I made this today & had read the above comments so I was VERY careful. Jennifer’s right…it does burn if you cook it as long as the recipe calls for initially. You might want to rethink having this on your site…it’s not the best. It’s kind of a strange consistency when finished also, in my humble opinion, and I’m a GREAT lover of apple pie!!

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