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Caramel-Pecan Apple Pie Recipe

Caramel-Pecan Apple Pie Recipe

You'll love the smell in your kitchen—and the smiles on everybody's faces—when you make this scrumptious pie that's drizzled with caramel sauce. It's takes me back home to Virginia and being at my granny's table. —Gloria Castro, Santa Rose, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 45 min. Bake: 55 min. + cooling YIELD:8 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

1 piece equals 608 calories, 35 g fat (12 g saturated fat), 39 mg cholesterol, 267 mg sodium, 74 g carbohydrate, 6 g fiber, 5 g protein.

Reviews for Caramel-Pecan Apple Pie

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MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 28, 2015

"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!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 26, 2015

"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"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 12, 2015

"So easy to make, and it was such a hit! Even better the second day!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 29, 2014

"This pie was excellent! It is so much better warm with some vanilla ice cream though. Eating it cold doesn't do it justice."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 29, 2014

"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."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 28, 2014

"Everyone loved this pie. I served it for Thanksgiving dessert. One person actually stated that it could win a contest. Little did she know...."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 26, 2014

"Awesome pie"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 24, 2013

"This pie is amazing! I made it for Thanksgiving last year and my Sister-In-Law requested it for this year again. The caramel, pecans, and apple together make every bite scrumptious. I slice the apples as thin as possible."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 20, 2013

"I have never made a pie in my life and this pie looked like a good place to start. It was excellent and I will definitely be making it again! My husband and family loved it!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 10, 2013

"I made this pie yesterday and it was out of this world. I used a 9 in,. pie shell and agree with the others who said it was enough for two pies. I will make this again."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 21, 2013

"Love it made without caramel lots of pecans splenda white and brown sugar with a dash of pie spices"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 16, 2012

"This my second time making it and it's so simple to make . My family loves it"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 11, 2012

"BEST. PIE. EVER. I cannot express how good this is. The thick crumble and caramel apple inside are the most fantastic thing ever. Perfect for holidays or your work potluck."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 24, 2012

"This is was a hit at the fall festival. Next time I will make two."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 18, 2012

"Everyone loved it! Will be a keeper for the holidays!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 19, 2011

"Made this 3X's and it was a HIT every time. I've been asked to make it again, or for the recipe! Very good dessert, and while baking, makes the house smell delish!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 3, 2011

"Made this pie for Thanksgiving. It was very good, great flavor. I had a hard time getting the center to thicken up, it was a bit runny."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 30, 2011

"Turned out really yummy! My family loved it!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 21, 2011

"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."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 9, 2011

"This was fabulous! Won first place in our church Harvest Sunday Pie baking contest!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 3, 2011

"YUMMY!!!! This is the best pie I have ever eaten. I will definitely add this recipe to my Thanksgiving dinner as well as potlucks, church dinners and/or family gatherings. Thanks!!!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 2, 2011

"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!!!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 21, 2011

"Definitely company-worthy! Served it with vanilla ice cream to my guests. It was fantastic. I'm adding it to my Thanksgiving dessert menu."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 18, 2011

"Absolutely amazing!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 16, 2011

"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"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 5, 2011

"Have made this recipe many times and it's always a hit. Apple pie doesn't get any better than this one !"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 13, 2011

"This was absolutely wonderful! didnt last very long in my house and friends loved it!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 8, 2011

"Great! it's mouthwatering! =)"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 24, 2011

"My husband and I, whom aren't lovers of fruit pies, absolutely love this pie! It's a tradition now every year for Thanksgiving. You'll only need a little slice, it's very sweet! Definitely worth the time...you need to make this one!!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 29, 2011

"I made pie for the first time ever today using this recipe ~ The apples came from our very own apple trees. The filling was enough for two 9 inch pies. Delicious! :D I'm inspired for my next pie venture now!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 27, 2010

"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 REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 9, 2010

"My husband can't get enough of this pie."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 4, 2010

"Wonderful!!!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 29, 2010

"best ever!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 13, 2010

"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"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 26, 2010

"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!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 15, 2010

"This Pie was delicious! We will definitely keep this recipe on hand."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 9, 2010

"this apple pie was a hit with my family very good will be making this alot!!!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 8, 2010

"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!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 3, 2010

"I've been making this pie for years since it showed up in my mailbox. It is a favorite with many members of my family. Absolutely the best apple pie and so easy to make since there is no top crust and the streusal is so good you don't miss it."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 28, 2010

"I agree with Dusty Rose I'd use half the cinnamon"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2010

"This a terrific, flavorful apple pie. A nice change of pace."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 9, 2009

"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."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 26, 2009

"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."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 24, 2009

"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!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 21, 2009

"This pie recipe has resulted in bestsellers at our local Farmer's Market. I have even had folks supply me with their own pie dish so that I could make them one when they are visiting from out of state."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 11, 2009

"FANTASTIC!!!!!!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 31, 2009

"Everyone loved this!! I had offers to "store" any more pies I made & suggestions I make 2 at a time! Very,very good."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 25, 2009

"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"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 10, 2009

"...I served it with ice-cream. Best apple pie I have ever had! Great recipe!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 17, 2009

"i made this recipe and won first place at a local pie contest. definitly a winner"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 24, 2009

"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."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 24, 2009

"My daughter-in-law just won 1st place with this recipe at our county fair Fruit Pie Baking Contest and also Most Eye Appealing. It looked as good as it tasted! Betty"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 12, 2008

"This is the best apple pie I have ever made or eaten."

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