8/17/11

11 Caramel Apple Crumb Pie



Imagine.  It's fall and the scent of crisp apples are in the air.  Take a look at this pie.  Is it a pie?  A crisp?  A caramel apple?  Actually, its all three!

You don't have to wait until fall to enjoy this amazing pie.

Baking an apple pie begins with the right kind of apple.  I choose Granny Smith for their tartness, knowing that the toppings for this pie would be ultra sweet.

You can use any combination of Granny Smith, Fuji, Gala, or Golden Delicious apples.


The apples are peeled and cut ...  If you have one of those handy dandy apple peeler/slicer/corer machines, pull it out!


After using my apple corer/slicer, I continued to slice 'em thin ~ each apple was cut into about 32 slices each.


In a large mixing bowl, stir together the sugar, flour, cinnamon and salt.  The apple slices are added and mixed gently until well coated.

The mixture is PILED high on a pre-baked pie crust.  The crust is baked for 8-10 minutes instead of the full 20 minutes.  This prevents "mushiness" of the crust.

The apples will cook down a bit.  Smoosh it down gently.


Make the crumb topping with brown sugar, flour, rolled oats, and cold butter slices.  A pastry blender mixes this in really well.  Use a fork if you don't have a pastry blender.  Don't use an electric mixer or it will turn into a paste.

This is what you want ...  little chunks of butter are o.k.


Pile it on top of the apple slices and smoosh it down.

Refrain from nibbling.

Use a foil "shield" to prevent your crust from darkening.

Good thing I put the pie on a baking sheet!


Remove the foil and place on a cooling rack.


Remember that Quick N Easy Caramel Sauce?  It has thickened nicely in the fridge and drizzles effortlessly ...


Where's the ice cream?


Caramel Apple Crumb Pie
(4x6 recipe download)     (full page printable recipe)

Easy Caramel Sauce
(4x6 recipe download)     (full page printable recipe)



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