Upside-Down Apple Pecan Pie
Total TimePrep: 1 hour + chilling Bake: 1 hour + cooling
Pulled out some of my old TOH magazines and came across this recipe. The photo did not appeal to me, but reading the ingredients I was compelled to give it a try. I was actually a bit skeptical and was especially concerned about flipping the large HOT pie. I placed the pie plate on a pizza pan and then placed large round skillet over the pie and flipped. It actually came out beautiful/very attractive. It was served warm with vanilla ice cream and my family enjoyed it.
I loved this recipe. I used walnuts instead. Amazing.
Wow! Turned out perfect! Our whole family loves it. Delicious!
I made this pie for Thanksgiving, and everyone is still talking about it. It is off-the-charts awesome!
BEST pie ever! My family requests this all the time and so does my friends & family. I I keep this recipe close on hand. Always hear compliments.
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Best apple pie ever!!!
I have been making an almost identical recipe of this upside down apple pie for years, and it is a winner - always comes out great, and always gets raves from the people I serve it to. I think I originally got the recipe from Jacque Torres in one of his old TV shows. The biggest difference in process is that I don't pierce the crust before putting it in the oven. I've never had a problem with baking it that way, but I also never have the juices leak out when I turn it over, and don't get the soggy crust issue. Also, I save time by not mixing the butter-sugar ahead and I don't use parchment paper at all. I pour melted butter into the pie pan bottom then sprinkle it with the brown sugar; then I place the pecan halves down and put my crust on top of it. It all melts together as it bakes in the end. Of course, doing that, you DO have to turn the pie over when it's still hot so it won't stick to the pie plate (I use glass, not so bad) - but by not puncturing the other crust, that's not a problem.
Just made this recipe yesterday. It turned out perfectly and was delicious. I didn't need to alter a single thing about the recipe. Mine looked exactly like the photo in the magazine. My husband & 3 teenage sons don't always love my experiments, but there's no pie left so I'd say this one's a keeper!
This is my go-to apple pie recipe. Didn't know if I would like it because I am a traditionalist, but it is a fantastic pie recipe when made in a traditional way. I thought turning it upside down made it look like a hot mess on our thanksgiving table, but next time I left out the nut/caramely mixture on the bottom and made it like a traditional pie. delicious!