Monday, September 29, 2014

Caramel Apple Pie

This is by far the best apple pie I have ever made. Absolutely delicious!

1 recipe pastry for a 9 inch double crust pie or store bought

8 Granny Smith Apples, Sliced
2 tbs. lemon juice
1/2 cup sugar
2-4 tbs. cornstarch
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 cup apple juice
  1. Sprinkle lemon juice over apples in saucepan.
  2. Mix next four ingredients together and add to apples.
  3. Mix well.
  4. Add very hot juice to pan, (I microwave juice for 2 minutes) cook, stirring constantly until thickened.
  5. Remove from heat and cool.
  6. Fill a well chilled 9 inch pastry lined pan and cover with a latticed top crust. The latticed crust works best for this recipe.
Caramel Topping:
1/2 cup unsalted butter
3 tbs. all-purpose flour
1/4 water
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F . Melt the butter in a saucepan. Stir in flour to form a paste. Add water, white sugar and brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and bring to a boil. Reduce temperature and let simmer for 2 minutes.
  2. Gently pour the caramel mixture over the crust. Pour slowly so that it does not run off.
  3. Bake 15 minutes in the preheated oven. Reduce the temperature to 350 degrees F. Continue baking for 25 to 30 minutes or until apples are tender.
*I recommend placing your pie on top of a baking pan or a pizza pan so that you don't get any drips on the bottom of your oven.
I hope you and your family enjoy this apple pie as much as my family did!!