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Caramel Apple Pie

Photo: Antonis Achilleos; Styling: Susan Vajaranant
Prep time 25 mins
Chill time 1 hr
Bake time 1 hr
Total time 2 hrs, 25 mins
Yield Serves 10

Ingredients

  • Crust:
  • 1 All You Classic Pie Crust, see recipe at allyou.com (or store-bought double-crust pie dough)
  • Filling:
  • 5 large Golden Delicious apples (about 3 1/2 lb.), peeled, cored, sliced 1/4-inch thick
  • 1 3/4 cups sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons quick-cooking tapioca
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten

Nutrition Information

  • calories 559
  • fat 28 g
  • satfat 15 g
  • protein 4 g
  • carbohydrate 74 g
  • fiber 3 g
  • cholesterol 84 mg
  • sodium 136 mg

How to Make It

  1. Make crust: Prepare dough as recipe or package label directs; chill for 1 hour. Preheat oven to 400°F; line a large, rimmed baking sheet with foil. Make filling: Toss apples with 2 Tbsp. sugar, lemon juice, tapioca and vanilla.

  2. Make caramel: Mix 1 1/2 cups sugar and 1/4 cup water in a large, heavy saucepan. Cook over low heat, stirring, until sugar dissolves. Increase heat to high and bring to a boil. Cook, without stirring, until mixture turns dark brown, 6 to 7 minutes. Standing back to avoid splattering, pour in cream. Reduce heat slightly and stir until caramel is smooth and thick, about 2 minutes.

  3. Roll out each dough disk into a 12-inch circle. Transfer 1 to a 9-inch pie plate. Spoon in half of apple mixture. Drizzle with about 1/4 cup caramel. Mound remaining apples on top and drizzle with another 1/4 cup caramel. Cover and chill remaining caramel (rewarm over low heat before serving with pie).

  4. Place second dough disk over filling, leaving a 1-inch overhang. Fold top edges over and crimp to seal. Cut steam vents in top. Beat egg with 1 tsp. water and lightly brush mixture over top crust. Sprinkle with remaining 2 Tbsp. sugar. Place pie on baking sheet and bake until filling bubbles and crust is golden brown, about 1 hour. Let cool before serving.