Easy Caramel Apple Pie

Overview

Apple pie is an American tradition, but a little drizzle of caramel gives it a sweeter, more modern twist. There are many versions of caramel apple pie, ranging from simple and quick to complicated and intricate. Make your version easy by using pre-made pie crust for the bottom and sundae caramel sauce instead of melting all of your own caramel. You can accent it with a gourmet twist by adding a homemade crumble to top the pie instead of just regular pie crust.

Step 1

Mix together the brown sugar, flour and rolled oats. Add the butter chopped up to create a coarse crumbly mixture. Set aside.

Step 2

Heat oven to 425 degrees. Combine the apples, sugar, flour and salt in a bowl, tossing lightly to coat the apples.

Step 3

Layer the mixture into the pre-made pie crust.

Step 4

Sprinkle the crumb mixture on top of the apple filling.

Step 5

Bake for around 40 minutes. Remove pie from oven and immediately drizzle the caramel topping over the top and sprinkle the pecans evenly . Add more or less caramel, depending on your tastes.

Things You'll Need

  • Mixing bowls and utensils
  • Baking dish
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup quick cooking rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • Pre-made pie crust in pan
  • 6 cups peeled, thinly sliced apples
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Caramel ice cream topping, at least 1/3 cup
  • 2-4 tablespoons chopped pecans

References

  • Cooks.com: Caramel Apple Pie
  • GMA Recipe: Crunchy Caramel Apple Pie
Keywords: caramel apple recipes, caramel apple pie, fruit and caramel

About this Author

Lauren Wise has more than eight years' experience as a writer, editor, copywriter and columnist. She specializes in food, wine, music and pop culture. Her writing has appeared in various magazines, including "Runway," "A2Z," "Scottsdale Luxury Living" and "True West." Wise holds a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from Arizona State University.