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upside down apple pecan pie

(53 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
francine bryson
pickens, SC

This is the pie I won the NC state grand prize apple cook-off with. It looks like a lot of steps but its more simple than it sounds.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Creative and so tasty, this apple pecan pie is a winner! We were a little nervous when flipping the pie, but we were very excited as released from the pie plate. It's a very impressive pie. The pecans are caramelized sugary goodness. A soft warm apple layer has the perfect balance of spices. Serve with ice cream and you have a show-stopping dessert.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(53 ratings)
yield 8 serving(s)
prep time 20 Min
cook time 1 Hr
method Bake

Ingredients For upside down apple pecan pie

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

How To Make upside down apple pecan pie

  • Pecans placed in a greased pie plate.
    Rub softened butter on the bottom and sides of a deep-dish pie pan. Place pecans round side down till cover whole inside of the pan.
  • Brown sugar covering the pecans.
    Spread brown sugar till all nuts are covered. ,
  • Pie crust placed on top of the pecans.
    Place one pie crust on top of nuts. Press until forms the bottom of pan. Set aside.
  • Apples coated in flour, white sugar, spices, and vanilla poured into pie crust.
    In a bowl, place lemon juice, flour, white sugar, spices, and vanilla. Mix well. Add sliced apples and toss until coated. Pour into pie crust making as even as you can.
  • Second pie crust added to the pie plate.
    Cover with other pie crust. Fold over sides crimp together (don't worry about how it looks this is the bottom of your pie). Poke holes at random with a fork for steam.
  • Apple pecan pie baking in the oven.
    Place in 450 oven for 10 mins. Reduce heat to 350 for 45 mins.
  • Upside Down Apple Pecan Pie on a serving dish.
    Remove from oven. Let sit till the bubbling stops. Important: you must flip this over to serve while it's still hot. The pecans are the top of your pie should be very shiny and all pastry is covered.
  • Slice of Upside Down Apple Pecan Pie with ice cream.
    Serve warm with ice cream.