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DON'S CARAMEL APPLE PIE

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This is my favorite pie recipe. I am always picking up cheap glass pie plates at garage sales to use when giving these pies away.

For my pies I use the ready to unroll & bake pie crust found in the refrigerated section of the grocery.
You will also need:
5 or 6 Granny Smith apples
1 Teaspoon Cinnamon
1 Teaspoon Vanilla
½ Teaspoon Nutmeg
1 Stick of Butter
3 Tablespoons Flour
½ Cup White Sugar
½ Cup Brown Sugar
¼ Cup Water
 

 
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Step 1: Apples

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You need to start with 4 or 5 Granny Smith apples. Use 6 if the apples are small. (All the measurements here are for ONE pie. Double it if you are making two like I did.)

Step 2: Peeling

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I use a hand cranked - apple peeler/slicer/corer to get the job done fast. I cut away the parts of the apple that aren’t perfect... And our dog “Sunshine” catches the scraps.

Step 3: Spices

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To the sliced apples, add 1 Teaspoon Cinnamon, 1 Teaspoon Vanilla and ½ Teaspoon nutmeg. (I mix these ingredients into the apples by placing a second bowl on top of the first one and shaking the whole mess.)
 

Step 4: Into the crust

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Put the seasoned apples into a pie crust. I use the ready made Pillsbury crust that you just unroll and bake.
 

Step 5: The caramel sauce

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In a saucepan melt 1 stick of BUTTER. (Please notice that I did NOT use the term ‘margarine’.) Add 3 Tablespoons of flour to the hot melted butter. Stir it in and then add ½ cup of white sugar, ½ cup of brown sugar and ¼ cup of water.

Bring this to a boil, reduce the heat slightly, and boil it for an additional 5 minutes. Be certain to continuously stir the caramel mixture the entire time it is cooking!

(Looks like homemade caramels, doesn’t it!)

 

Step 6: Half on the pie

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Pour ½ of the caramel sauce over the apples in your pie pan. Save the other half!

Mmmm! Caramel apple pie! Can there be anything better :D
smurdoch11 year ago
Love love love this pie. I made for Thanksgiving and it turned out wonderful. My brother asked specifically for apple pie this year and it was a hit with the whole family. He wants me to bring this to every gathering now.
I followed the recipe exactly and this is absolutely without question the most beautiful apple pie that I have ever made. Besides for smelling good and tasting good. I've made a lot of pies but none that I would bring to the bake sales and put out on the table next to the pies of the village "pie ladies" until this one.
goaly (author)  The Girl at the Gate1 year ago
Thank you so much for the kind words! You really made my day.

goaly (author) 3 years ago
Thank you for the compliments! I have been reading some other pie recipes here on Instructables, and I am thinking of trying a crust made for scratch for the first time with this pie.
jcrafton goaly2 years ago
The best (easiest and great tasting) pie crust I have found is from Martha Stewart's web site. Look up pate brisee. It is made in a food processor and comes out perfect every time. I'm trying your pie recipe for Thanksgiving this year. Thanks for sharing.
msdavis743 years ago
Looks very similiar to grandma oples apple pie but I see you added some spices. Im sure it's delish
I'm trying your recipe for the first time, and I noticed you didn't mention what temperature you heat the caramel sauce at. The first time I made it, it solidified and became just a sugary clump. I'm not sure if it's because I didn't cook it long enough, or cooked it too long. Please be more specific. I can't wait to try the pie once I do get it done though! Thanks! :)
goaly (author)  NoodlesforNerds3 years ago
I use an electric oven and start with the burner on medium-high heat. Once the mixture really starts to boil and begins expanding in the pot, I start turning the heat down. I want it to boil, but not as rapidly as when it started. I obviously also forgot to mention that you need to continuously stir the mixture the entire time that it is boiling! Thank you for pointing this out to me! I will update the instructions.
this looks delesih you should make a diffrent version like mini pies and enter it in the contest.
SageMinto3 years ago
What a beautiful pie! :D
fretted3 years ago
That looks Delicious Great Ible too !
angelabchua3 years ago
Id derail some serious dieting that I have been doing for a fat slice of this.