Upside Down Apple Pie (explained)

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Serves: 5-6 pieces
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Cooking Method: Bake


refrigerated pie crusts for 2 crust pie
1 c chopped pecans
1/3 c butter, melted
1/2 c brown sugar, packed
1/2 c granulated sugar
1/4 c light corn syrup (karo)
2 Tbsp melted margarine
1/4 c flour
1 tsp grated lemon rind
1/2 tsp nutmeg
3 tsp cinnamon
dash(es) salt
6 c apples,pared, cored and sliced (4-5 apples)
1 round 8-inch cake pan(you could use a spring form pan ,i think)
whipped cream or cinnamon ice cream

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Pat Duran Recipe
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Member Since Aug 2011
Pat's notes for this recipe:
This pie is made in a 8-inch round cake pan and turned upside down after baking on a beautiful serving plate and garnished with cinnamon whipped cream.
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Line 8-inch round cake pan with foil,spray with oil.
Combine pecans, melted butter and brown sugar. Place this mixture in the pan on the foil Now place one of the unbaked pie crust over the nut mixture(so that is is covering the nut mixture).
Set aside.
Slice the apples into salt water(2 teas. salt to 1 quart of water- this keeps the apples white and not to turn brown) Drain well; set aside. Mix corn syrup,1/4 cup of the sugar and margarine and pour over apples in bowl. Mix well to coat the apples. Sprinkle remaining ingredients,(except whip cream or ice cream), over apples and mix well. Pour apple mixture in crust.
Place top crust on top of apple mixture,
Flute edge and poke holes in top crust. Bake in pre-heated 375^ oven for 35 minutes. Turn down oven to 350^ and bake 25 minutes more, or until apples test done and crust is golden.
Remove from oven and invert on serving plate right away. Remove foil carefully. Garnish pie with Cinnamon whipped cream of cinnamon ice cream ,when serving.

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user Blondie Pussycat blondie8080 - Sep 30, 2011
Pat~I think even I could do this one. It sounds so good. Apple and cinnamon, YUM!
user Sher Bird Litehouse9 - Sep 30, 2011
Sounds good... but I am confused. After spraying the pan with oil and lining with foil-- do you put a pie crust in? If so, that instruction is missing from the directions.
Thanks, for another lovely recipe!
user Pat Duran kitchenchatter - Sep 30, 2011
Sher, should I make it a little clearer than-pour into the unbaked pie shell in the cake pan? or did you just miss that part?
user Sher Bird Litehouse9 - Sep 30, 2011
Pat: Guess I read it wrong.. yes it is clear. Just me, I guess, being "fog headed". Oh well, it was before I had my coffee!

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