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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

Ingredients

  • 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
  • STREUSEL TOPPING:
  • 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

Directions

  • 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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