Upside Down Apple Pecan Pie

francine bryson Recipe

By francine bryson frannie

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this is the pie i won the nc state grand prize apple cook off with . is looks like alot of a steps but its more simple than it sounds

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Notes from the Test Kitchen:
What a winner...both in taste and presentation! So creative, and so good.


store bought pie crust
6 c
cored, peeled & sliced apples
1 1/2 c
pecan halfs
1 stick
butter, softened
1 1/8 tsp
cinnamon, ground
1/2 tsp
1 1/2 c
1/2 c
white sugar
2 Tbsp
lemon juice, fresh
3 Tbsp
all purpose flour
1 Tbsp
apple pie spice
1 tsp
vanilla extract

Directions Step-By-Step

rub soft butter on bottom and sides of deep dish pie pan , place pecans round side down till cover whole inside of pan, spread brown sugar till all nuts are covered , place one pie crust on top of nuts press till forms the bottom of pan set aside
in bowl place lemon juice, flour, white sugar, spices, vanilla mix well, add sliced apples and toss till coated, pour into piecrust making as even as u can cover with other pie crust, fold over sides crimp together dont worry about looks this is the bottom of your pie poke holes at random with fork for steam
place in 450 oven for 10 mins reduce heat to 350 for 45 mins
remove from oven, let sit till the bubbling stops ( importiant = u must flip this over to serve while its still hot the pecans are the top of your pie should be very shiny and all pastry is covered serve warm with ice cream

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pies
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Hashtags: #apple, #pecan

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Nor M. Adashandapinchoflove
Mar 23, 2014
Wow how did I miss this beautiful recipe? Yummy and pinched.
Doris Moodey dcain1030
Nov 25, 2013
I made this pie saturday for a pre-thanksgiving dinner. the pie fell apart on me but the top tasted just like pralines. my husband, bless him, suggested layering it in pieces with the coolwhip in a triffle bowl, and it was a big hit! Never panic, just re-imagine!
Dee Stillwell LILLYDEE
Oct 30, 2013
Deanna, I have made this pie twice...and it's biggest tip is turn it upside down immediatly after removing from oven so pecans don't stick to pie plate.
Deanna Sofia Gordinier DeannaSofiaGordinier
Oct 29, 2013
Looks gorgeous! Can's wait to try, am benifiting from others first trial and errors :)