Caramel-Pecan Apple Pie Recipe
- 7 cups sliced peeled tart apples
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3/4 cup chopped pecans
- 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 4-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 1/4 cup caramel ice cream topping, room temperature
- 1 unbaked pastry shell (9 inches)
- 3 tablespoons butter, melted
- STREUSEL TOPPING:
- 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 2/3 cup chopped pecans
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 6 tablespoons cold butter
- 1/4 cup caramel ice cream topping, room temperature
- 1. In a large bowl, toss apples with lemon juice and vanilla. Combine the pecans, sugars, cinnamon and cornstarch; add to apple mixture and toss to coat. Pour caramel topping over bottom of pastry shell; top with apple mixture (shell will be full). Drizzle with butter.
- 2. In a small bowl, combine the flour, pecans and sugar. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle over filling.
- 3. Bake at 350° for 55-65 minutes or until filling is bubbly and topping is browned. Immediately drizzle with caramel topping. Cool on a wire rack. Yield: 8 servings.
Reviews for Caramel-Pecan Apple Pie
"You'll never go back to plain apple pie after tasting this! My family is not a fan of pie crust so we really loved the streusel topping. A few pie tips: cook your crust for 5 minutes before adding the filling so it's not soggy. Put your apples in a microwave dish with a little water and cook for several minutes to soften them a little and drain the water - then add them to your recipe. I always have trouble getting my apples to cook before the rest of the pie is done and this easily solved the problem!"
"As a with more than 20 years of experience, twice, I baked this pie, and the results were horrible. The first time, I used 7 cups of apples, as stated, in the recipe. Intuition told me it was too many apples, but I followed the recipe. Baked it for the recommended time. The bottom crust was uncooked. Threw away the pie.The second time, I used 5 cups of apples, again, too much, and uncooked crust.No, I will not waste more ingredients and money to bake this pie."
"A real show-stopper pie! I baked this and froze it for the family holiday feast and that worked out wonderfully. I followed the recipe as written except I didn't measure how many cups of apples I used--I just used what I had on hand and since I guessed it to be more than 7 cups I increased the ingredients I mixed with the apples by half. It smelled and looked wonderful and was very hard to put in the freezer without sampling!"
"I prepared this recipe for the first time! I'd used 4 to 4-1/2 cups of Granny Smith peeled and sliced apples. I used 1 Tbsp. of bottled lemon juice. For the streusel crumb topping, I'd added 1 tsp. ground cinnamon and I used just 1/4 cup butter! This way, I got just the amount of crumbs I needed for topping this pie. I DID have prepared caramel ice cream topping which I'd put out at room tempt. I didn't want to overload the pie shell with apple filling and I found that the lesser amount of filling fit into the pie shell nicely! I did use the caramel ice cream topping as directed BOTH for the filling & for the grand finale: the topping on the crumbs when pie finished baking! I'd used a prepared pie shell which I'd thawed 15 minutes at room temperature, then I put shells in individual gallon-sized zip-lock bags to keep in my refrigerator until ready to use! The shells came in handy and I was pleased with the results of the pie! I think it looks lovely-it had a high mound of crumb topping which I drizzled with the balance of the caramel topping after it was baked!Thank you so much for sharing this recipe! delowenstein"
"So easy to make, and it was such a hit! Even better the second day!"
"This pie was excellent! It is so much better warm with some vanilla ice cream though. Eating it cold doesn't do it justice."
"I made this for Thanksgiving, and among 7 pies total, this was the only one everyone wanted. It was gone in less than 15 minutes. Excellent pie. I was invited to make it every year. It was surprisingly easy to make. I do recommend, for those who don't know about these kinds of pies, to put it on a cookie sheet while it's baking, because the topping does tend to fall off in the oven. Amazing pie, though."
"Love it made without caramel lots of pecans splenda white and brown sugar with a dash of pie spices"
"This my second time making it and it's so simple to make . My family loves it"
"This is was a hit at the fall festival. Next time I will make two."
"Everyone loved it! Will be a keeper for the holidays!"
"Turned out really yummy! My family loved it!"
"If I made it again I would decrease the amount of cinnamon and maybe try adding more caramel. I really didn't taste the caramel."
"This pie will definitely go on my list of pot lucks, church dinners & family gatherings. The time it takes to prepare this, is WELL WORTH the effort. Rewarding in appearance, smell & TASTE!!! Yummy!!!"
"i normally am not a pie lover but i tried this and was astonished at how awesome it is. without a doubt, I'm making this again"
"Have made this recipe many times and it's always a hit. Apple pie doesn't get any better than this one !"
"This was absolutely wonderful! didnt last very long in my house and friends loved it!"
"Great! it's mouthwatering! =)"
"I think the filling is enough for 2 pies. I used the 9in shell like the recipe states. My shell was overflowing and I could barely put the topping on. I'm glad that I put this on a baking sheet while in the oven because the carmel boiled over. I also had to bake it for about 90 minutes. My husband thought there were too many nuts. Overall a good pie though."
"My husband can't get enough of this pie."
"I made this for a function at church and it was gone in no time at all. Since then I have been asked time and time again for the recipe...or to bring it to more functions. It's the best apple pie I've tasted. Yummy"
"This is the first pie I attempted to make on my own as opposed to store bought and I was very pleased!! I got great reviews from my family members who are tough critics! I used a pre-made crust since this was my first pie and I didn't want to get in over my head. I also used half the cinnamon serving as other reviewers suggested and I'm glad I did!! Overall I will definitely be making this again and storing it as my official Apple pie Recipe!"
"This pie was delicious! We will definitely keep this recipe on hand."
"this apple pie was a hit with my family very good will be making this alot!!!"
"My husband says this is the best apple pie, ever! I am not a nut fan, but I chop the pecans up well, and it turns out wonderful. I make about 10 of these every apple season and put them in the unbaked shell, leaving the topping in a ziploc. Then I freeze them until I need one, then thaw most of the way, and bake as directed. It works great! Thanks for the recipe!"
"I agree with Dusty Rose I'd use half the cinnamon"
"This a terrific, flavorful apple pie. A nice change of pace."
"I like cinnamon but felt that 4 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon was about twice what would be a good amount. Would make again with less cinnamon and also possibly as an apple crisp without the pie shell.It is very good with vanilla ice cream. Good recipe."
"I made this pie for my boyfriend's Thanksgiving meal with his mother's side of the family and it was an absolute hit! Everybody loved it and kept asking who had made it. They complemented me numerous times and I was very pleased with the way everything turned out. It looks exactly like the picture and I am sure that it tastes the same as well! Thank you for this recipe."
"This is the absolute best apple pie ever! I served it with vanilla icecream and we all enjoyed! SO SO YUMMY! We had guests over and they thought I was a gourmet cook!"
"Everyone loved this!! I had offers to "store" any more pies I made & suggestions I make 2 at a time! Very,very good."
"Another fabulous recipe. Was pie of the week in the restaurant where I am a chef. You just have to try this one!!! its succulent"
"...I served it with ice-cream. Best apple pie I have ever had! Great recipe!"
"i made this recipe and won first place at a local pie contest. definitly a winner"
"This is a winner, I made it for a number of functions last fall and got raves from all, I am taking it to a yearly get together picnic tomorrow and know it will be a big hit. So rich and yummy I hate to share it, 5 stars from all of us."
"This is the best apple pie I have ever made or eaten."