caramel apple pie recipe easy

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By alie

One of my absolute favorite things about fall is the delicious smell of freshly baked apple pies wafting through the house. And when you add caramel to the mix? Pure perfection. Today, I’m sharing a recipe for a mouth-watering Caramel Apple Pie that will have your taste buds dancing with joy.

To start, preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). Next, prepare your pie crust. You can either make your own or use store-bought crust. Roll out your dough to a 12-inch circle and place it in a 9-inch pie dish. Trim the edges and crimp the edges with a fork.

Now, let’s get to the good stuff – the filling! In a large bowl, combine 6-7 cups of peeled and sliced apples (Granny Smith works well), 3/4 cup of white sugar, 2 tablespoons of all-purpose flour, 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg, and 1/4 teaspoon of salt. Mix everything together until the apples are coated and then pour the mixture into the prepared crust.

In a small saucepan, over medium heat, melt 1/2 cup of unsalted butter. Once melted, add 1/2 cup of brown sugar and 1/4 cup of heavy cream. Stir the mixture constantly for about 2-3 minutes until it’s smooth and thick. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract. Drizzle about half of the caramel sauce over the apples.

Cover the pie with a second pie crust or create a lattice top. Brush the crust with an egg wash and place the pie on a baking sheet. Bake for 45-50 minutes or until the crust is golden brown and the filling is bubbly.

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While the pie is baking, let’s talk about the caramel drizzle. Take the remaining caramel sauce and warm it over low heat until it’s pourable. Once the pie is done, let it cool for 10-15 minutes before drizzling the remaining caramel sauce over the top.

Now it’s time to enjoy the fruits of our labor! Serve the pie warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top.

But wait, there’s more! I promised to share the recipe for the caramel sauce, didn’t I? Here’s what you’ll need:

– 1/2 cup unsalted butter
– 1/2 cup brown sugar
– 1/4 cup heavy cream
– 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

In a small saucepan, over medium heat, melt the butter. Once melted, add the brown sugar and heavy cream. Stir constantly for 2-3 minutes until smooth and thick. Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla extract.

I hope you enjoy this Caramel Apple Pie as much as I do. It’s the perfect dessert for any fall gathering or simply as a treat for yourself after a long day. Bon appétit!

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