Upside Down Apple- Pecan Pie

Pat Duran


You know my best friend "Betty", has shared this recipe with me - I liked it so much I want to share it with you.
This tasty fruit-filled pie has a pretty topping of pecan halves and melted brown sugar.-A drizzle of caramel sauce won't hurt it either!!

Recipe and photo by Betty Crocker.


★★★★★ 3 votes

8 servings
35 Min
50 Min



  • 1/4 c
    butter or margarine, softened
  • 30 medium
    pecan halves
  • 1/3 c
    brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1 Tbsp
    corn syrup

  • 2 c
    all purpose flour flour-gold medal
  • 1 tsp
  • 2/3 c
    plus 2 tablespoons shortening, solid
  • 4-6 Tbsp
    ice cold water

  • 4 c
    fresh sliced tart apples
  • 1/2 c
    granulated sugar
  • 1/3 c
    all purpose flour-gold medal
  • 1 Tbsp
    lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp
    or to taste -apple pie spice

How to Make Upside Down Apple- Pecan Pie


  1. Pecans:
    Cut 15-inch round of heavy duty foil. Line 9-inch glass pie plate with this foil, leaving 2-inches overhanging rim of plate.
    Spread butter over foil lining.
    Place pecans rounded side down, on butter.
    In a small bowl, mix brown sugar and corn syrup; drop by small spoonfuls evenly over nuts and foil.Set aside.
  2. Pastry:
    In medium bowl, mix flour and slat. Cut in shortening, using pastry blender, until mixture is the size of small peas.Sprinkle with ice water, 1 Tablespoon at a time, tossing with fork until all flour is moistened and pastry almost leaves side of bowl- add 1-2 teaspoons more of water if needed.
  3. Gather pastry into a ball. Divide in 1/2; shape into 2 flattened pieces on lightly floured surface.Wrap in plastic ; refrigerate about 30 minutes(do not omit this step). This helps the shortening to become slightly firm, which makes the pastry more flaky.
    Heat oven to 450^.
  4. With floured rolling pin, roll one piece of pastry into a round -2-inches larger than upside-down 9-inch glass pie plate. Fold pastry into 1/4; carefully place crust over pecans and brown sugar mixture in pie plate.
  5. Filling:
    In medium bowl, mix filling ingredients; pour into pastry . Roll other piece of dough into 12-inch round. Fold in 1/2; cut slits so steam can escape. Place over filling and unfold; seal and flute as desired.Turn up overhanging foil to catch juices and to prevent crust from browning to much. Bake 10 minutes.I always place the pie on a cookie sheet too.
  6. Reduce oven to 375^. Bake for 35-45 minutes longer or until crust is brown and juice begins to bubble through slits. Cool 5 minutes.Turn foil away from pastry. Turn pie upside down onto heatproof serving plate; CAREFULL very HOT- peel off foil. Serve warm.

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About Upside Down Apple- Pecan Pie

Course/Dish: Pies, Fruit Desserts
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: French
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids

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