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Photo: Ellen Silverman; Styling: Toni Brogan Photo by: Photo: Ellen Silverman; Styling: Toni Brogan

Caramel Apple Pie

Make an old-fashioned apple pie special for the holidays by topping it with a streusel topping and drizzling with a fat- free caramel sauce. 

Cooking Light NOVEMBER 2009

  • Yield: 12 servings (serving size: 1 pie wedge and 2 teaspoons sauce)

Ingredients

  • Topping:
  • 1.1 ounces all-purpose flour (about 1/4 cup)
  • 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons chilled butter, cut into small pieces
  • Crust:
  • 5.6 ounces all-purpose flour (about 1 1/4 cups)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons chilled butter, cut into small pieces
  • 2 tablespoons chilled vegetable shortening, cut into small pieces
  • 3 tablespoons ice water
  • Cooking spray
  • Filling:
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 4 cups thinly sliced peeled Granny Smith apple (about 1 1/4 pounds)
  • 3 cups thinly sliced peeled Fuji apple (about 1 pound)
  • Caramel sauce:
  • 1/2 cup fat-free caramel sundae syrup
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt

Preparation

1. To prepare the topping, weigh or lightly spoon 1.1 ounces (about 1/4 cup) flour in a dry measuring cup; level with a knife. Combine flour, brown sugar, and 2 tablespoons butter in a food processor; pulse 10 times or until crumbly. Transfer topping to a bowl; cover and chill.

2. To prepare crust, weigh or lightly spoon 5.6 ounces (about 1 1/4 cups) flour in dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a food processor; pulse 2 times or until combined. Add 3 tablespoons butter and shortening; pulse 4 times or until mixture resembles coarse meal. With processor on, add 3 tablespoons water through food chute, processing just until combined (do not form a ball). Press mixture gently into a 4-inch circle on plastic wrap; cover and chill 15 minutes. Slightly overlap 2 sheets of plastic wrap on a slightly damp surface. Unwrap dough, and place on plastic wrap. Cover with 2 additional sheets of overlapping plastic wrap. Roll dough into an 11-inch circle. Freeze dough 5 minutes or until plastic wrap can be easily removed.

3. Preheat oven to 375°.

4. Discard top 2 sheets of plastic wrap; let dough stand 1 minute or until pliable. Fit dough, plastic-wrap side up, into a 9-inch pie plate coated with cooking spray. Discard plastic wrap. Press dough into bottom and sides of pan. Fold edges under; flute.

5. To prepare filling, combine granulated sugar and cornstarch in a bowl; stir with a whisk. Add apples; toss to combine. Arrange apple mixture in crust, mounding slightly in the center. Bake at 375° for 25 minutes. Remove from oven; sprinkle evenly with topping. Bake at 375° for 25 additional minutes or until golden. Cool on a wire rack 20 minutes.

6. To prepare sauce, combine caramel syrup and salt. Slice pie into 12 wedges, and serve with sauce.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 280
  • Fat: 8.4g
  • Saturated fat: 4.5g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 2.2g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 1g
  • Protein: 2.2g
  • Carbohydrate: 49.6g
  • Fiber: 1.7g
  • Cholesterol: 15mg
  • Iron: 1.1mg
  • Sodium: 169mg
  • Calcium: 14mg
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