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In the spirit of all the apple picking we did a few weeks ago with friends and the baking session that ensued afterward (for the girls, anyway), we made several apple pies. I think the total count of baked goods made was six pies and one crisp…in addition to the doughnut holes, of course. The crazy part was that each of us had a ton of apples left over. (I ended up making a couple batches of apples maple butter with mine!) Since I had some caramels left over as well from these incredibly addictive muffins, I decided to throw them into my apple pie for good measure. I liked really the flavor, but they were definitely better when the pie was warm – so make sure you warm up your slice if it’s not fresh from the oven. If you’re not a caramel fan, just leave them out…this classic apple pie is perfect without them!

Pie crust:
Updated recipe: Easy All-Butter Pie Crust

Crumble Top:

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter

Pie Filling:

  • 8 cups tart apples, peeled and chopped
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 12 caramels, chopped
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp flour
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp cardamom
  • 1/4 tsp cloves

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. In a large bowl, toss all of the pie filling ingredients together.

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To make the crumble top, mix the flour and brown sugar together, and then work the butter into the flour mix with a pastry blender. (Go here for photos.) Carefully place the pie crust into your pie dish. Around the edges, fold under and press down any excess dough. Pour in the pie filling.

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Pour on the crumble top, and then cover the edges with a pie shield or aluminum foil.

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Bake for 40 minutes. Remove the pie crust shield or foil and bake 10 minutes longer.

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Let cool 30 minutes before serving.

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27 Responses to “Caramel-Apple Pie”

  1. 1 Jessica @ How Sweet Says:
    October 6th, 2010 at 12:44 pm

    Why must you do this to me?! Can you send me a slice?

  2. 2 Michelle Says:
    October 6th, 2010 at 12:45 pm

    Wonderful looking pie and recipe. Love your pie dish…how cute is that!

  3. 3 Jenny Flake Says:
    October 6th, 2010 at 12:45 pm

    Gorgeous!! Love apple pie anytime, especially for Fall :)

  4. 4 Wendi @ Bon Appetit Hon Says:
    October 6th, 2010 at 12:50 pm

    Tracy, I may have to boycott your blog until baking season is over. Is baking season ever over?

  5. 5 april Says:
    October 6th, 2010 at 12:55 pm

    OH, it looks delish!!

  6. 6 Liz @ LBBakes Says:
    October 6th, 2010 at 1:41 pm

    Oh gosh, this is literally to die for! Can you believe I’ve never made my own pie crust? I’m such an amateur when it comes to pies.

  7. 7 Misa Says:
    October 6th, 2010 at 1:59 pm

    Oh dear, I never thought to add caramels to my favorite apple pie recipe…You have put my belly in danger *runs to make another apple pie* LOL

  8. 8 Avril Says:
    October 6th, 2010 at 2:52 pm

    Yum, YUM and more YUM!!!!!!!!!!!!! :-)

  9. 9 Cupcake Activist Says:
    October 6th, 2010 at 3:53 pm

    Yum! I’m so excited for Thanksgiving. My dad always makes apple pies, but maybe I’ll suggest your recipe because caramel is a good addition.

  10. 10 Katrina Says:
    October 6th, 2010 at 4:18 pm

    This pie looks so tasty. I love the crumble top!

  11. 11 Eliana Says:
    October 6th, 2010 at 4:34 pm

    This is apple pie perfection. I’d kill for a slice of this right now.

  12. 12 My Kitchen in the Rockies Says:
    October 6th, 2010 at 4:45 pm

    That looks like a very tasty pie. Can you believe that I have never baked an apple pie. It may gets time.

  13. 13 Lisa Says:
    October 6th, 2010 at 5:45 pm

    Love the photo tutorial. A slice of that warm pie would be great for a cold, rainy day like today, especially with that gooey caramel oozing out of it.

  14. 14 Jaime Says:
    October 6th, 2010 at 8:13 pm

    Looks absolutely delicious! Perfect autumn treat. I will have to try this very soon!

  15. 15 abbey Says:
    October 6th, 2010 at 11:03 pm


  16. 16 Heavenly Housewife Says:
    October 7th, 2010 at 3:59 am

    What a delicious looking desert! I have 3 apple trees with loads more apples than I know what to do with, thanks for the idea :)
    *kisses* HH

  17. 17 JenniferA Says:
    October 7th, 2010 at 10:09 am

    Oh man, caramel! That’s just inspired. Love it.

  18. 18 Small Town Runner Karen Says:
    October 7th, 2010 at 10:54 am

    Oh, delight of my eyes!

  19. 19 Maria Says:
    October 7th, 2010 at 10:55 am

    This would make a great breakfast right now:)

  20. 20 Erin Brooks Says:
    October 7th, 2010 at 1:26 pm

    OOOO where’s my slice!

  21. 21 Robyn Says:
    October 7th, 2010 at 2:00 pm

    This looks delicious! I love apple pie and can’t wait to try it with the caramels.

  22. 22 Camille Says:
    October 7th, 2010 at 2:42 pm

    YES!! This looks so good! Caramel is one of my many weaknesses!

  23. 23 Raina Says:
    October 7th, 2010 at 9:19 pm

    That looks sooo good! I love that you added caramel to it. I bet it must make it taste delicious. I cannot imagine anything with caramel it in being anything but great:)

  24. 24 Jen @ How To: Simplify Says:
    October 8th, 2010 at 5:32 pm

    Excuse while I wipe the drool from my face. Are you kidding me?! This looks absolutely amazing!

  25. 25 Sara Says:
    October 8th, 2010 at 8:08 pm

    Caramel apple pie? Oh my, this looks beyond delicious. Will you mail me one? :)

  26. 26 bridget {bake at 350} Says:
    October 10th, 2010 at 9:59 pm

    Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!!! Perfect for fall! Oh, I love this season!

  27. 27 Ingrid Says:
    October 16th, 2010 at 4:43 pm

    Caramel apple pie! Sooo sold! :)

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