Picking fresh apples in the summer can be a fun activity for the whole family to share. What is even better is bringing those apples home to use in some delicious dessert recipes. Apple pie is quite common, but adding pecans to make an apple praline pie is more original. This pie will take a little over an hour to make from start to finish.
Place 7 1/2 cups of diced apples, 3/4 cup of granulated sugar, 1/4 cup of brown sugar, 1/4 cup of flour, 1 tsp. of cinnamon, and 1 tsp. of nutmeg, in a large bowl. Toss together and set aside.
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
Place the bottom half of your 9-inch double crust pastry in a 9-inch pie pan. Pour your apple cider in the bottom of your pastry.
Pour your apple mixture from the large bowl inside of the pastry. Add the butter. Cover with the top half of the double crust pastry.
Press down on the edges of the pie crust with your fork repeatedly until you have gone all the way around. Then bake the pie for 45 minutes.
Place 2 tbsp. of butter, 1/4 cup of brown sugar, 1 1/2 tbsp. of heavy cream, and 1 1/2 tbsp. of apple cider in a medium pot.
Turn the heat setting to high and remove from heat after the mixture has boiled for 2 to 3 minutes. Make sure you stir occasionally so the ingredients do not stick to the bottom of the pot.
Toss 3/4 of a cup of chopped pecans in the medium pot and stir all of the ingredients together.
Open the oven door after 45 minutes have passed and pour the ingredients from your pot over the pie. Close the oven door and cook for a final 10 minutes.