Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Lindsey Ellis Beatty, Katherine Eckert Coyne
Prep Time
25 Mins
Bake Time
1 Hour
Cool Time
1 Hour 10 Mins
Makes 8 servings

It tastes as good as its fun presentation. Pecans, apples and brown sugar shine in this upside-down pie.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 375°. Stir together first 3 ingredients, and spread onto bottom of a 9-inch pie plate. Fit 1 piecrust over pecan mixture in pie plate, allowing excess crust to hang over sides.

Step 2

Stir together Granny Smith apples and next 5 ingredients. Spoon mixture into crust, packing tightly and mounding in center. Place remaining piecrust over filling; press both crusts together, fold edges under, and crimp. Place pie on an aluminum foil-lined jelly-roll pan. Cut 4 to 5 slits in top of pie for steam to escape.

Step 3

Bake at 375° on lower oven rack 1 hour to 1 hour and 5 minutes or until juices are thick and bubbly, crust is golden brown, and apples are tender when pierced with a long wooden pick through slits in crust. Shield pie with aluminum foil after 50 minutes, if necessary, to prevent excessive browning. Cool on wire rack 10 minutes. Place a serving plate over top of pie; invert pie onto serving plate. Remove pie plate, and replace any remaining pecans in pie plate on top of pie. Let cool completely (about 1 hour).

Ratings & Reviews

A repeat

November 21, 2016
will make again

so delicious

August 31, 2016
This pie is the best of both worlds - pecan pie and apple pie.  It is my absolute go to apple pie.   A scoop of  ice cream takes it over the top.  Delicious.  Worth every single calorie.  

itsnotdew's Review

July 10, 2014
I have made 4 of these pies now, & they are outstanding. I only changed one thing, I added one extra apple of each kind, so 5 of one, 3 of the other. But I have a hint that really saves clean up time, & makes the pie look so much prettier. I lightly buttered the bottom glass pie plate that i used. Almost all the pecans came out on the flip, next time maybe I will put it on a little thicker, I am pouring butter, brown sugar & pecans on it anyway. I even smeared some butter on the plate on the outside cause mine boiled over. This saved me so much time cleaning up, no more scraping caramel off glass. Also, I diced my apples instead of slicing I wanted to be sure they got done. I packed the apples down good, makes for a nice, fuller piece of pie. This pie was so easy to make and I think its the best pie I have ever had! Don't forget the ice cream!

TraceyMizell's Review

September 10, 2013
Outstanding!! And worked perfectly (no sticking!) in my new Demarle at Home pie mold. I just need to remember to get vanilla ice cream next time I make it!

AmyInChicago's Review

August 26, 2012

beachbum15's Review

December 08, 2011
A great recipe! Made it with four different kinds of apples for variety-fantastic!

spring1onu's Review

November 26, 2011
Absolutely one of my favorite pies to make during the holidays or for any special occasion! Definitely do NOT let this sit more than the 10 minutes suggested because you will have to chisel it out of the pie plate and while still edible, certainly is a mess and makes for some wasted precious pie crust. Don't hesitate, go make this NOW!

MarlaBertaut's Review

June 18, 2011
Awesome and easy recipe. I am not a gourmet baker, but I felt like one after making this pie. I used different apples when the Jonathan were not available and my family loved it. It has turned out perfect the 4-5 times that I have baked it.

lisam29's Review

February 12, 2011
DELICIOUS pie, made for Thanksgiving, easy to make. Everyone loved it.

Deborah425's Review

March 07, 2010
Beautiful Pie almost to pretty to eat! But,oh so yummy. This is my new favorite apple pie served as suggested with vanilla ice cream. I only made a couple of changes due to my family personal dislikes. I didn't use granny smith apples and I left out the nutmeg.