Thursday, October 22, 2009

Caramel Apple Pie

Here is my caramel apple pie recipe as promised! Make sure to serve it warmed with vanilla ice cream. SOOOO GOOOOD!
Pie Crust:
Blend 2 1/2 cups flour with 14 tbsp. cold butter and 1/2 tsp. salt. Stream in 6-7 tbsp. cold water until dough just comes together. Separate into two equal sized balls and wrap in plastic. Refrigerate 30 minutes before rolling out on a floured surface (search "pie crust" in the sidebar for more detailed instructions).

Filling Ingredients:
7-8 Jonagold apples
2 tbsp. lemon juice
3 tbsp. heavy cream
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
2 tsp. vanilla
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 cup flour
1/2 cup sugar
4 tbsp. butter
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup toffee bits

Glaze Ingredients:
1/4 cup cinnamon sugar (1 tsp. cinnamon to 1/4 cup sugar)
2 egg whites, beaten

Core, peel and thinly slice apples. Toss them with lemon juice. Combine dry ingredients and toss with apples in a large bowl. In a large saute pan set to medium heat, melt butter and add apples. Stir in heavy cream and cook 6-8 minutes until apples soften. Allow apples to cool in the pan before turning mixture into your pie crust. Sprinkle toffee bits over top of apple mixture. Lie top crust over and crimp edges. Brush the pie with beaten egg whites and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar. Vent pie crust. Bake for 15 minutes at 425, then reduce heat to 350 for remaining 45 minutes.


kim said...

Sounds absolutely scrumptious! I love the smell of apple pie baking. The toffee bits are a nice touch. Will let you know if I attempt your recipe :) Thanks for posting.

Author said...

Isn't it the yummiest smell? I love it! That and pumpkin... Thanks for the feedback; I wish I'd get more comments like yours :)

Let's chat soon...

Dana said...

Your pie looks wonderful! I wish to have a piece right now!

Author said...

Thanks, Dana! I wish we hadn't eaten the whole thing already, otherwise I'd be eating some for breakfast ;)

Anonymous said...

Drooling! It makes me want to come for dinner. What a great way to improve on the old American Standard!

Author said...

Nothing better than caramel and apples together! We are such big dessert people in my house...Thanks for the comment!