Caramel Apple Pie

Slices of apples surrounded with a delicious vanilla-cinnamon caramel, baked between layers of flakey homemade pie crust

12 servings

6 cups peeled, cored, and thinly sliced cooking apples
1 tablespoon lemon juice (use less if your apples are very tart!)
1/2 cup (packed) brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1/4 cup flour
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
1/4 cup butter

1. Toss apples with the lemon juice.

2. In a large bowl, whisk together the sugars, flour, cinnamon,
nutmeg, and salt. Add apples and toss to coat. Stir in the vanilla and
heavy cream.

3. In a large skillet or heavy stock pot, melt butter. Add apple
mixture and cook over medium to medium-high heat for 6-8 minutes,
stirring constantly, until apples soften.

4. Pre-heat oven to 450 degrees. Line a 10-inch pie dish with pastry;
pour in apple mixture. Place top crust, sealing the edges with water
(between the crusts) and pinching. Be sure to have air holes in the top
of the crust. (I cut vents while the crust is still on the counter,
before placing crust over the filling.)

5. Bake at 450 degrees for 15 minutes. Reduce heat to 350 degrees and
bake for 35-45 more minutes. If your pie dish is fairly deep, it should
not run over, as long as you have sufficiently sealed the edges. If you
want to be sure your oven stays clean, I recommend putting an old
cookie sheet on a shelf below the pie, to catch any drips. 🙂

6. Cool pie before serving. (The piece shown in the photo had been refrigerated. The pie is slightly more runny at room temperature!)

Caramel Apple Pie
Caramel Apple Pie

This recipe is from Tammy’s Recipes.