caramel apple pie

★★★★★ 1 Review
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By Richard Cooley
from Valparaiso, FL

I like the crust. It goes well with the pie filling and it comfortably makes enough to cover the large pan, and pie top. However, getting a pre-made pie crust should work as well. I hope you enjoy the pie as much as my family does.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Don't let the number of steps for this caramel apple pie fool you. It's a very straightforward pie to make that's simply divine. There are layers of thin apple slices, sugar, spice, and caramel inside a flaky crust. The from-scratch pie crust is very easy to work with and comes together easily. Once baked, the caramel apple pie slices wonderfully. In each bite, there are layers of tart apples, sweet spice, and the flakiest crust. A fantastic apple pie for fall or the holidays.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 1 Review
serves 8-10
prep time 45 Min
cook time 1 Hr
method Bake

Ingredients For caramel apple pie

  • PIE CRUST
  • 2 1/4 c
    lard
  • 5 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp
    salt
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 2 tsp
    brown sugar
  • 1
    egg
  • 2 Tbsp
    white vinegar
  • 1 c
    ice water (about)
  • PIE FILLING
  • 8 - 10
    Granny Smith apples
  • 1/2 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 1 c
    sugar
  • 1/4 c
    cinnamon
  • 1/2 c
    lemon juice
  • 3/4 c
    butter
  • 2 bag
    caramel cubes (11 oz each)

How To Make caramel apple pie

  • Flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar in a bowl.
    1
    Crust: Mix flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar together.
  • Cutting lard into flour.
    2
    Cut in the lard to the dry ingredients (preferably with a pastry blender) until you get pea-sized nuggets.
  • Egg, vinegar, and water in a measuring cup.
    3
    Mix the egg and vinegar. Then add ice water up to 1 cup.
  • Mixing dry and wet ingredients together.
    4
    Mix flour mixture and liquid together with a pastry blender.
  • Dough rolled into balls.
    5
    Create a couple of balls to be rolled out for the crusts.
  • Rolling the dough.
    6
    Roll out one of the balls to fit in a 12" cast iron fry pan.
  • Poking holes in the pie crust.
    7
    Fit the crust into the pan and trim the crust about 1/4" out from the pan edge. Use a fork to poke several holes in the crust bottom.
  • Apples peeled, cored, and cut into quarters.
    8
    Pie Filling: To make the pie filling, peel the apples. Quarter and core them.
  • Apples cut into slices.
    9
    Use a food processor to create thin slices of the apples.
  • Pouring lemon juice over apples.
    10
    Use half of the lemon juice on the apple to keep them from turning brown.
  • Flour, sugar, and cinnamon in a bowl.
    11
    Mix flour, sugar, and cinnamon together.
  • Sprinkling cinnamon sugar over layer of apples.
    12
    Take the apple slices and lay out a layer of apples on the bottom of the crust. Sprinkle cinnamon sugar over the layer of apple slices.
  • Drizzling lemon juice and butter over layer of apples.
    13
    Then sprinkle lemon juice and butter over the layer.
  • Repeating layers of apples and sugar.
    14
    Next, add 3 more layers of apple slices with the flour mix and juice/butter sprinkled in between each layer.
  • Caramels formed into a disk.
    15
    Take about 30 caramel cubes and mash them together into a disk.
  • Rolling out the caramels.
    16
    Place the disk into the center between two sheets of parchment paper (if the caramel disk is a little warm it will be easier to roll out). Using a rolling pin, roll out the caramel into a thin circular layer roughly 12" in diameter.
  • Caramel placed over apples.
    17
    Place the caramel layer over the apples.
  • Repeating cinnamon and apple layers.
    18
    Add another layer of apples, flour/sugar/cinnamon mix with lemon juice and butter. Repeat the apple layers until all of the apple slices are used.
  • Another caramel disk placed on top.
    19
    Then make another caramel ball using about 30 to 40 caramel cubes. Roll out the caramel as done previously of sufficient size to cover the apples to extend to the pan edge.
  • Second piece of rolled dough placed over cast iron pan.
    20
    Roll out the last crust ball to cover the apples and caramel. Place the crust over the apples and trim the excess crust to the edge of the bottom crust.
  • Sealing layers of crust together.
    21
    Seal the crusts together.
  • Poking holes in the crust.
    22
    Use a fork to poke holes in the top crust.
  • Caramel Apple Pie baking in the oven.
    23
    Set the oven to 350 degrees and place the pie in the oven and bake for 55 min to an hour.
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