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This caramel apple pie recipe has a delightful topping! Caramel apple pie filling is easy to make and makes the perfect dessert for any season!

The top down view of the finished and complete caramel apple pie in its baking dish.When fall rolls around I start baking up a storm, including this caramel apple pie. The cooler weather means that I can run the oven without worrying about heating up the house. Making desserts is one of my favorite things to do around the holidays.

The caramel apple pie recipe is finished and plated up with some ice cream and caramel sauce.

Caramel Apple Pie

This caramel apple pie recipe is simple but so delicious. I don’t have a lot of pies on my site and it’s time to change that! You can use a homemade pie crust or a premade one, whichever is easier for you! If you don’t have time to make a pie, you can always try these Salted Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars. Let’s dive in and get started with this tasty dessert recipe.

These are the ingredients for the caramel apple pie filling all laid out before we being baking.

What you will need to make caramel apple pie recipe:

Here are the ingredients that you will need to make caramel apple pie. I have broken down the ingredients list so you can see which ingredients you need for the filling, the topping, and the crust!

  • 1 single pie crust

These are the ingredients for the caramel apple pie filling all laid out before we being baking.What you need for caramel apple pie filling:

  • 7 cups (6-7 medium apples) Granny Smith apples, cleaned and sliced
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • ½ cup white granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons of apple pie spice or 1 teaspoon cinnamon, ¾ teaspoon ground nutmeg and ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ½ cup caramel topping plus additional for garnish

Here we see the ingredients needed for the caramel apple pie crust before we start baking.What you need for caramel apple pie topping:

  • ¾ cup light brown sugar, packed
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup oats, quick cooking
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ½ cup pecans, chopped
  • ½ cup (1 stick) butter, softened

We see the fresh sliced apples in a bowl ready to be made into a delicious caramel apple pie.

Here we see the caramel apple pie recipe starting out, the seasongings and sugar being added to the apples.

What kind of apples should I use for this recipe?

You can use any type of apples that you prefer but I like to use a firm apple when baking. They hold up best when baking and softer apples have a tendency to turn to mush when baked for a long time.

Next the caramel apple pie filling goes into a prepared dish with crust before it is baked.

What would a caramel apple pie be without the caramel?! Here we see it being added on top of the apple mixture.

What kind of caramel topping should I use?

You can use the premade caramel sauce that can be found in the grocery store near the ice cream toppings. If you like to make homemade caramel topping you can do that as well! Either way it adds a nice sweet and savory touch to this indulgent dessert.

If you prefer a less sweet dessert you can leave the caramel topping out of the recipe altogether. Your pie will still be delicious with or without the topping.

Next we add the nuts to the mixture for the caramel apple pie crust!

The wet ingredients help to bind the dry ingredients and make the perfect crust for a caramel apple pie recipe.

Caramel apple pie recipe:

Here is the recipe for making caramel apple pie filling and how to put the pie together for the perfect sweet and gooey treat! Everyone will love this pie…you might want to make two! If you do decide to double the recipe it makes great use of the oven. Since these pies need to bake for 40-45 minutes being able to put two in at once is excellent.

In this image we see the top crust for the caramel apple pie finished and ready to be put on top the caramel apple pie filling.Next we wrap the pie edges in foil so they don't get overbaked while our caramel apple pie is cooking.

You can make these pies in advance if you like and making an extra one to share with someone is easy! This caramel apple pie recipe doubles easily. One pie serves 8 so if you are feeding a crowd you may wish to make an extra anyway.

  1. Roll out the pie crust and form it into your pie plate or dish.

An up close shot of the finished and beautiful caramel apple pie recipe.How to make caramel apple pie filling:

  1. Slice your apples and place in a large bowl.
  2. Add the lemon juice and stir to coat the apples.
  3. Add in the sugar, flour, salt and apple pie spice.
  4. Stir to combine well until all of the apples are coated.
  5. Add your apple mixture to the pie crust.
  6. Drizzle with ½ cup caramel topping.

A shot of a single slice of the finished caramel apple pie on a plate ready to be eaten.How to make caramel apple pie topping:

  1. In a medium bowl, combine brown sugar, flour, oats, cinnamon and nutmeg.
  2. Stir in the pecans to combine.
  3. Add the butter to form a crumb topping.
  4. Sprinkle the topping over the apple mixture.

A close up view of the slice of caramel apple pie with ice cream and caramel drizzle.How to make caramel apple pie:

  1. Wrap the edges of your pie with foil to prevent over browning or burning.
  2. Place the caramel apple pie on a cookie sheet with rim to prevent juices dripping into the oven!
  3. Bake the pie for 40-45 minutes, make sure to check part of the way through to be sure the pie is not getting too brown. If it is, add a piece of foil to the top and continue baking.
  4. Remove pie when filling is bubbly and topping is golden brown. Apples should be tender
  5. This pie is best served warm with a drizzle of caramel topping and ice cream but you can serve it cold as well.
  6. Store any leftovers in the refrigerator.

I hope you enjoy! If you’re more of a pumpkin pie person, try my Double Layer Pumpkin Cheesecake or my Mini Pecan Pumpkin Pies. Are you more in breads? Try this chocolate chip pumpkin bread

Caramel Apple Pie
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Southern
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Serves: 8
 
This caramel apple pie recipe has a delightful topping! Caramel apple pie filling is easy to make and makes the perfect dessert for any season!
Ingredients
  • 1 single pie crust
Filling:
  • 7 cups (6-7 medium apples) Granny Smith apples, cleaned and sliced
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • ½ cup white granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons apple pie spice or 1 teaspoon cinnamon, ¾ teaspoon ground nutmeg and ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ½ cup caramel topping plus additional for garnish
Topping:
  • ¾ cup light brown sugar, packed
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup oats, quick cooking
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ½ cup pecans, chopped
  • ½ cup (1 stick) butter, softened
Instructions
  1. Roll out pie crust and form into pie plate
Filling:
  1. Slice apples and place in large bowl
  2. Add lemon juice and stir to coat
  3. Add sugar, flour, salt and apple pie spice
  4. Stir to combine well
  5. Add apple mixture to pie crust
  6. Drizzle with ½ cup caramel topping
Topping:
  1. In a medium bowl, combine brown sugar, flour, oats, cinnamon and nutmeg
  2. Stir in pecans
  3. Add butter to form crumb topping
  4. Sprinkle over apple mixture
Baking:
  1. Wrap edges of pie with foil to prevent over browning
  2. Place pie on cookie sheet with rim to prevent juices dripping into the oven
  3. Bake for 40-45 minutes, checking part of the way through to be sure the pie is not getting too brown. If it is, add a piece of foil to the top and continue baking
  4. Remove pie when filling is bubbly and topping is golden brown. Apples should be tender
  5. Serve pie warm with a drizzle of caramel topping and ice cream
  6. Store leftovers in refrigerator

This caramel apple pie recipe has a delightful topping! Caramel apple pie filling is easy to make and makes the perfect dessert for any season!

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