Upside Down Apple Pecan Pie

francine bryson


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

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20 Min
1 Hr

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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


1rub 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
2in 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
3place in 450 oven for 10 mins reduce heat to 350 for 45 mins
4remove 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
Recipe For: Apple Pie
Hashtags: #apple, #pecan