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Candy Apple Pie Recipe

Candy Apple Pie Recipe

This is the only apple pie my husband will eat, but that's all right since he makes it as often as I do. Like a combination of apple and pecan pie, it's a sweet treat that usually tops off our holiday meals from New Year's all the way through to Christmas! -Cindy Kleweno, Burlington, Colorado
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 45 min. YIELD:8 servings


  • 6 cups sliced peeled tart apples
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Pastry for double-crust pie (9 inches)
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans


  • 1. In a large bowl, toss apples with lime juice. Combine the sugar, flour, cinnamon and salt; add to apples and toss lightly.
  • 2. Line a 9-in. pie plate with bottom crust and trim even with edge; fill with apple mixture. Dot with butter. Roll out remaining pastry to fit top of pie. Place over filling. Trim, seal and flute edges; cut slits in pastry.
  • 3. Bake at 400° for 40-45 minutes or until golden brown and apples are tender.
  • 4. For topping, melt butter in a small saucepan. Stir in brown sugar and cream; bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat and stir in pecans.
  • 5. Pour over top crust. Bake 3-4 minutes longer or until bubbly. Place on a wire rack. Serve warm. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 476 calories, 23g fat (10g saturated fat), 28mg cholesterol, 318mg sodium, 66g carbohydrate (36g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein.

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gila User ID: 8990387 260271
Reviewed Jan. 25, 2017

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VictoriaElaine User ID: 3422096 5653
Reviewed Nov. 25, 2014

"I have made this pie 3 times now. The last 2 times I didn't even bother making the topping, it is just as delicious without it. I use 4 large Gala apples & might sneak in a 5th the next time I make it. It freezes well, so it's a great pie to make in advance. I also substitute lemon juice for the lime & only use about a tablespoon. Another reviewer stated you need to cook the apples before adding them to the pie. But I never have & it has turned out perfect every time & I bake it exactly as the directions state."

BlueBird325 User ID: 8050589 5652
Reviewed Oct. 22, 2014

"I have been making this pie since I first saw it many years ago in Taste of Home. It was the only apple pie my mother would spend her calories on. My mom has gone to heaven, so now I think of how much she enjoyed it , and usually I make it only for the holidays now. I use one pear and at least two different varieties of apples."

SouthDakotaQueen User ID: 7823122 12218
Reviewed Jun. 29, 2014

"I highly urge you to bring the apples and sugar and cinnamon and flour to a boil until the apples are tender!!! ---then put in pie crust. I also add some apple cider or apple wine to boil the apples in. If you don;t do this it will take 2 hours to bake!! Excellent texture and wonderful pie."

crankyankee User ID: 7233510 8330
Reviewed Feb. 7, 2014

"very sweet"

Worshipguy User ID: 6391761 6520
Reviewed Dec. 9, 2013

"Loved it! Just added a scoop of vanilla ice cream and it was the perfect sweetness! Very easy to make also."

micheleclow User ID: 6777152 199766
Reviewed Nov. 28, 2011

"Although this isn't the exact recipe I have and made, it's the closest one. The recipe that I have from Taste of Home calls for 1/2 tsp cinn. or nutmeg. Under topping it calls for 1/4 cup butter/margarine, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 2 T heavy cream, and 1/2 cup chopped pecans. I've had this recipe card for probably 17 years and this is the first time I've made this pie. It was excellent and my kids loved it as much as the apple pie that I make every Thanksgiving and Christmas."

andrylj11 User ID: 6288667 2777
Reviewed Oct. 19, 2011

"This pie is delicious! I took it to a family reunion and three people asked me for the recipe. I made it again for a family dinner and everyone enjoyed it. The caramel topping makes it."

carrieaquino User ID: 6211934 6779
Reviewed Sep. 19, 2011

"I won a pie Contest with this recipe!! I make it several times a year for different occassions...sometimes, just because :) easy and So Yummy!!"

allison.edwards User ID: 6191817 3986
Reviewed Sep. 9, 2011

"Made this pie for work and everyone loved it. Many said it was the best apple pie they had ever eaten. Very easy to make."

mjjc User ID: 621738 7147
Reviewed Sep. 2, 2011

"My family really enjoys this pie. The carmel topping really sets the crust off. I prefer the lemon juice in the recipe vs the lime juice. My grandmother always used McIntosh Apples & lemon juice. Very Good Recipe - try it out you won't be disappointed."

BekkaHagen User ID: 4737755 6386
Reviewed Nov. 27, 2010

"I made this pie for Thanksgiving. My family loved it. My sister even wants it instead of cake for her birthday. I will certainly make it again."

scottmegan User ID: 3721194 8328
Reviewed Oct. 31, 2010

"I have been using this recipe for years now. Quite literally the favorite part of our Thanksgivings. With or without the pecans, you can't go wrong."

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