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Makeover Caramel-Pecan Apple Pie Recipe

Makeover Caramel-Pecan Apple Pie Recipe

I lost 120 pounds and want my favorite pie to fit my new eating habits. This version better suits a healthy lifestyle and still delivers out-of-this-world taste. —Ronda Davis, King, North Carolina
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 45 min. Bake: 55 min. + cooling YIELD:8 servings


  • 7 cups sliced peeled tart apples
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 unbaked pastry shell (9 inches)
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cold butter
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 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 into pastry shell.
  • 2. In a small bowl, combine flour and sugar. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in pecans. Sprinkle over filling.
  • 3. Bake at 350° for 55-60 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: 334 calories, 15g fat (5g saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 159mg sodium, 50g carbohydrate (24g sugars, 3g fiber), 2g protein.

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JKvigne User ID: 6814027 183199
Reviewed Nov. 28, 2013

"It was great! Loved by everyone."

PIEGRL User ID: 7141412 117653
Reviewed Sep. 29, 2013

"I made this pie today I thought is was very good cant tell it was on the light side still plenty sweet pie is my thing LOL"

PIEGRL User ID: 7141412 125885
Reviewed Sep. 29, 2013

"I made this pie today it was very good pie is my thing I like the lighter version cant tell ."

peeweemow User ID: 4096956 117651
Reviewed Mar. 29, 2011

"this is one of the best pies i've ever had! you would NEVER know it was a lower fat version. abosolutely awsome!"

disalazar User ID: 5607026 100951
Reviewed Nov. 16, 2010

"OMG so good!!"

nebraskagirl User ID: 743431 100961
Reviewed Nov. 3, 2010

"I've always really enjoyed the full fat version of this pie. I was so excited to bake this slimmed down version and find that it really is just as delectable as the original! YUM!"

olepest User ID: 1418020 144918
Reviewed Dec. 22, 2009

"Definitely will make again. Family all thought it was wonderful."

mrsmichellebradley User ID: 2354846 100908
Reviewed Nov. 13, 2009

"This was so delicious. I ate almost half of the pie by myself!!"

Angel_Food User ID: 245187 165953
Reviewed Nov. 9, 2009

"Mine tasted much better than it looked. It was very good."

cicimc User ID: 1047947 210993
Reviewed Oct. 4, 2009

"Great pie! Only tip, don't try to cut it while it's hot. Completely falls apart when you take it out of the pan!"

Foodshopper User ID: 4354498 165952
Reviewed Oct. 4, 2009

"I loveto bake and EAT pies. Cakes are good but pie is so much bettet. Anything with pecans, apples and brown sugar catches my eye, so I had to try this and it is wonderful, thanks for all your recipes, the pictures make you want to try them, I enjoy your books so very much."

hejcs01 User ID: 2451705 117650
Reviewed Oct. 3, 2009

"This tastes just like the full fat version!"

Margielou_wa User ID: 56764 171252
Reviewed Oct. 2, 2009

"Why is this recipe unavailable to  a long time TOH subscriber?  I've twice tried to open it and am told I am on a list not allowed to open it?"

amjacobs User ID: 3948237 183179
Reviewed Sep. 30, 2009

"I had alot of apples and wanted to try something different, so I found this recipe on TOH. OMG it was great! Only one I will use in the future! I am also trying to lose weight, and I didn't feel guilty eating a slice either!"

4theluvOcheese2 User ID: 3230725 125884
Reviewed Sep. 30, 2009

"The picture really did this recipe justice. Mine didn't turn out quite as pretty but tasted divine."

Tina30219 User ID: 673647 100960
Reviewed Sep. 28, 2009

"Looks really good can't wait to try."

babs8290 User ID: 1139732 183176
Reviewed Jul. 16, 2009

"My sister and I made this pie and it was very good.

We used granny smith apples which were a little tart but our families really like it, especially the kids.
BBaker, Ogd. NY"

mlsmith67 User ID: 1945484 117648
Reviewed Jul. 6, 2009

"This looks delicious and I can't wait to try it, however, I noticed that the makeover change in which you eliminated the melted butter over the pie filling saved "8 calories and 4 g fat". Doesn't fat have 9 calories per gram?"

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