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Oh-So-Easy Caramel Apple Pie

A great addition to your Thanksgiving pie lineup!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Oh-So-Easy Caramel Apple Pie
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 35 minutes
Servings 12 people

Ingredients

  • 1 package refrigerated rolled pie crust 2 rolls
  • 5 tart apples I like Granny Smith
  • 3 sweet apples such as Pink Lady, Macintosh, Envy, or Honeycrisp
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 3 pats butter
  • 1 8 oz jar caramel sauce optional
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon heavy cream

Instructions

  1. Peel, core, and slice apples. Remove pie crust from refrigerator and let set on counter for 10 minutes. Preheat oven to 375 degrees

  2. In a large bowl, mix apples, sugar, lemon juice, cinnamon, and nutmeg until apples are well coated. (If you are omitting the caramel sauce, be sure to add an extra 1/4 cup of sugar here.)

  3. Unroll first pie crust and set on 9 1/2" pie plate. Unroll second pie crust on cutting board and cut out design or pattern, if desired.
  4. Place 1/2 of apples in pie crust. Top with 3 pats butter. Cover with remaining apples.
  5. Heat caramel in microwave to bring it to pouring consistency. Carefully pour over top of apples.
  6. Carefully place 2nd crust over top of apples and crimp edges with edge of bottom crust to seal.
  7. Whisk together egg and heavy cream. Carefully brush top of pie with egg mixture. Sprinkle with sugar if desired. Bake at 375 degrees for 60-75 minutes, until crust is brown and juices are bubbly. If crust begins to brown too quickly, cover with foil. Let cool before serving.

Recipe Notes

Preparing the apples is the hardest part of making apple pie, so just trust me when I say that if you like apple pie, buying one of those apple peeler corer slicers might be the best twenty bucks you ever spend. It literally took me about 5 minutes to core, peel and slice all 8 apples.