- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 6 tablespoons shortening
- 2 tablespoons cold butter
- 5 to 7 tablespoons orange juice
- 6 tablespoons butter, melted, divided
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans
- 8 cups thinly sliced peeled tart apples (about 1/8 inch thick)
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
- 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
- 2 to 3 teaspoons orange juice
- In a large bowl, combine flour and salt; cut in shortening and butter until crumbly. Gradually add orange juice, tossing with a fork until dough forms a ball. Divide dough into two balls. Wrap in plastic wrap; refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
- Line a 9-in. deep-dish pie plate with heavy-duty foil, leaving 1-1/2 in. beyond edge; coat the foil with cooking spray. Combine 4 tablespoons butter, brown sugar and pecans; spoon into prepared pie plate.
- In a large bowl, combine the apples, sugar, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg and remaining butter; toss gently.
- On waxed paper, roll out one ball of pastry to fit pie plate. Place pastry over nut mixture, pressing firmly against mixture and sides of plate; trim to 1 in. beyond plate edge. Fill with apple mixture.
- Roll out remaining pastry to fit top of pie; place over filling. Trim to 1/4 in. beyond plate edge. Fold bottom pastry over top pastry; seal and flute edges. Cut four 1-in. slits in top pastry.
- Bake at 375° for 50-55 minutes or until apples are tender and crust is golden brown (cover edges with foil during the last 20 minutes to prevent overbrowning if necessary).
- Cool for 15 minutes on a wire rack. Invert onto a serving platter; carefully remove foil. Combine glaze ingredients; drizzle over pie. Yield: 8 servings.
Reviews for Upside-Down Apple Pie
"I love the idea of the orange juice in the crust instead of water! I will have to try that."
"My family has not stopped asking me to make another one. It was gone in 1 day!"
"All I have to say is I have never been a fan of apple pie, but I decided to make this because my husband is, and it was amazing!! I have my 2nd one this week baking right now to take to a friends house tonight. The only thing I changed was I used milk in the glaze instead of orange juice. But the crust was the best! Some other reviews said that the top didn't get dark enough when flipped, but I used dark brown sugar and the top looked fine. Thanks so much for this wonderful recipe!!"
"This is my family's new favorite apple pie. It was delicious! I had to stop my kids from eating a second piece."
"This pie was fantastic! I tried flipping it upside down but then realized that I didn't have the ingredients for the glaze so I put it right back in the pie plate, right-side-up so it was less messy and easier to serve. It was wonderful even that way! I think I will serve it that way from now on and save a little on those extra calories :)"
"This is the second apple pie I have made. My Sorority Sisters said it is a keeper. And my husband said why haven't you made this before! The only thing I did different was to add a full teaspoon of cinnamon. I liked the hint of orange in the crust and glaze. It was not over powering. Since I just bought a bushel of yellow delicious apples I WILL be making this several more times."
"This is the second apple pie that I have made. My Sorority Sisters said it is a keeper. One gal even tried to hide it so she could take it home. I did add an extra 1/2 tsp of cinnamon."