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Caramel-Pecan Apple Pie

You'll love the smell in your kitchen—and the smiles on everybody's faces—when you make this scrumptious caramel apple pie recipe. It takes me back home to Virginia and being at my granny's table. —Jean Castro, Phoenix, Arizona
  • Total Time
    Prep: 45 min. Bake: 65 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • Dough for single-crust pie
  • 7 cups sliced peeled tart apples (about 6 medium)
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup caramel topping, room temperature
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 6 tablespoons cold butter, cubed
  • 2/3 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup caramel topping, room temperature
  • Whipped cream, optional


  • Preheat oven to 350°. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough to a 1/8-in.-thick circle; transfer to a 9-in. deep-dish pie plate. Trim crust to 1/2 in. beyond rim of plate; flute edge. Refrigerate while preparing filling.
  • In a large bowl, toss apples with lemon juice and vanilla. Mix pecans, sugars, cinnamon and cornstarch; add to apples and toss to combine.
  • Spread caramel topping onto bottom of crust. Fill with apple mixture. Drizzle with butter.
  • For streusel topping, mix flour and sugar. Cut in butter until crumbly; stir in pecans. Sprinkle over filling.
  • Bake on a lower oven rack until filling is bubbly, 65-75 minutes. Drizzle with caramel topping. Cool on a wire rack. If desired, serve with whipped cream and additional caramel topping.
Editor's Note
Dough for single-crust pie: Combine 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour and 1/4 tsp. salt; cut in 1/2 cup cold butter until crumbly. Gradually add 3-5 Tbsp. ice water, tossing with a fork until dough holds together when pressed. Shape into a disk; wrap and refrigerate 1 hour.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 639 calories, 39g fat (17g saturated fat), 64mg cholesterol, 331mg sodium, 73g carbohydrate (43g sugars, 5g fiber), 6g protein.

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  • lvarner
    Sep 2, 2020

    Delicious! It's hard to beat this flavor combination, and what a great pie for fall. I love it! It's especially great served with vanilla ice cream.

  • Summy
    Apr 23, 2020

    I have made this pie many, many times. My daughters loved it when they were growing up. I'm not much of a sweet eater, but I adore this pie. HINT: One time a friend of mine wanted help in jazzing up a couple of store-bought pies that he was taking to a party. I suggested making the topping from this recipe and broiling it till bubbly. It was a huge success!

  • Sandy
    Jan 2, 2020

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  • Rebecca
    Dec 24, 2018

    My husband and I are making two of these tonight one for my family's dessert Christmas competition tomorrow we are hoping it turns out great and we win the competition tomorrow!!

  • chicajody
    Nov 17, 2018

    Made this receipt exactly as written and it was a huge hit. A few too many apples for my pie pan but well worth the spill lover. Absolutely FANTASTIC!

  • karisue305
    Oct 22, 2018

    This pie is delicious! I made it exactly as written and the Taste was outstanding. My new favorite!

  • Rkaxda
    Mar 16, 2018

    Use salted caramel topping/excellent

  • Test
    Mar 5, 2018

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  • xena02
    Jan 8, 2018

    Although a little fussier than a regular apple pie, it is well worth the extra work. Everyone loved it. I will definitely make this again!

  • Janie
    Nov 13, 2017

    My family loves this pie. I bake it for every holiday meal. My husband begs me to bake it at least once a month. I changed nothing about the recipe but agree with some posters that it is very cinnamon flavored. So if you like cinnamon this is the pie for you.