upside down apple pecan pie

★★★★★ 53 Reviews
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By francine bryson
from 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 Reviews
serves 8
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
    nutmeg
  • 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.
    1
    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.
    2
    Spread brown sugar till all nuts are covered. ,
  • Pie crust placed on top of the pecans.
    3
    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.
    4
    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.
    5
    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.
    6
    Place in 450 oven for 10 mins. Reduce heat to 350 for 45 mins.
  • Upside Down Apple Pecan Pie on a serving dish.
    7
    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.
    8
    Serve warm with ice cream.
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