ree drummond apple pie recipe

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By alie

Who doesn’t love a good apple pie? But what happens when you take that classic recipe and add some gooey caramel? You get a Caramel Apple Pie that is sure to be a hit at any gathering or just as a special dessert for yourself.

Ingredients:

  • 2 pie crusts (homemade or store-bought)
  • 6 cups peeled and sliced apples (Granny Smith, Honeycrisp, or a mix of both)
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup caramel sauce (homemade or store-bought)
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • Coarse sugar (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Roll out one pie crust and place it in a 9-inch pie dish.
  2. In a large bowl, combine sliced apples, granulated sugar, flour, cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg.
  3. Pour caramel sauce over the apple mixture and stir to combine.
  4. Pour the apple mixture into the prepared pie crust.
  5. Roll out the second pie crust and cut it into strips. Arrange strips over the top of the pie in a lattice pattern.
  6. Brush beaten egg over the top of the pie and sprinkle with coarse sugar (optional).
  7. Bake for 50-60 minutes, until the crust is golden brown and the filling is bubbly.
  8. Let cool for at least 30 minutes before serving.
  9. Serve with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.

But what if you want to enjoy the flavors of a Caramel Apple Pie in a more portable form? Try these Gooey Caramel Apple Hand Pies!

Ingredients:

  • 1 batch of homemade or store-bought pie crust
  • 1 cup peeled and chopped apples
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup caramel sauce (homemade or store-bought)
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • Coarse sugar (optional)
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Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine chopped apples, granulated sugar, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt.
  3. Unroll pie crusts and use a 3-inch biscuit cutter (or a glass with a similar size) to cut out circles from the dough. Re-roll scraps as needed.
  4. Place a tablespoon of caramel sauce in the center of each dough circle.
  5. Add a heaping tablespoon of the apple mixture on top of the caramel sauce.
  6. Brush the edges of the dough circles with beaten egg, then fold the dough over the filling to create a half-moon shape. Use a fork to crimp the edges together.
  7. Brush the tops of the hand pies with egg and sprinkle with coarse sugar (optional).
  8. Cut a small slit in the top of each hand pie to allow steam to escape while baking.
  9. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until the crust is golden brown.
  10. Let cool for a few minutes before serving.

These Caramel Apple Pie recipes are sure to satisfy any sweet tooth. Whether you prefer a classic pie or a portable hand pie, the combination of tart apples and rich caramel is a match made in dessert heaven. So grab a fork (or your hands) and dig in!

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