This is the most wonderful apple pie, and one of my family's favorites!... of coarse, if you prefer, this pie may be made with your favorite homemade pie crust, or use my Kittencal's No-Fail Buttery Flaky Pie Pastry/Crust for this. (note: this pie is best prepared with Granny Smith apples, as these apples seem to hold up better, and not become soft and soggy when baked). Hint: my advise to you is...better prepare two of these, as they will go fast, this pie is so delicious!
- 4 apples, peeled cored and cut into wedges (Granny Smith apples are best)
- 2⁄3 cup flour, plus
- 2 tablespoons flour
- 1 (9 inch) frozen ready to bake deep dish pie shells, thawed or 1 (9 inch) use my no-fail butter pie crusts, Kittencal's No-Fail Buttery Flaky Pie Pastry/Crust
- 25 vanilla caramels (about half of a 14 oz pkg)
- 1 tablespoon water
- 1⁄2 cup sugar
- 1⁄2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1⁄2 cup butter (no substitutions)
- 1⁄2 cup chopped walnuts
- Set oven to 375 degrees.
- In a large bowl, combine the apples, and 2 Tbsp flour, tossing to coat the apples; spoon into the thawed (unbaked) pie shell.
- In a medium saucepan, combine the caramels and water over medium heat, stirring until the caramels melt, and the mixture is smooth.
- Spoon the caramel mixture evenly over the apples in the pie crust.
- In a medium bowl, combine the remaining 2/3 cup flour, the sugar, cinnamon and butter, stirring until crumbly.
- Add in the walnuts; mix well.
- Sprinkle over the pie and place the pie plate on a baking sheet.
- Bake for 40-45 minutes, or until the apples are tender.
- Serve warm, or allow to cool completely before serving.
I can always count on a Kittencal recipe! Thanks so much for posting. I made as directed except subbed pecans for walnutgs - personal preference - and made 2 as I had extra apples. Eating one myself as DH doesn't like "cooked apples" and gave one to our neighbors - who I understand really enjoyed it. Thanks for a definite "keeper" recipe!
There is nothing I would change about this recipe except that I do agree with the other post...please make two...Awesome recipe !!!
This is right up there with the best apple pies that I've ever made and I've made quite a few! My hubby loved the crispy, crunchy caramel topping. I had to increase the amount of water, probably as I used those cheap caramels from the dollar store - I couldn't find the good ones from Kraft. I made my own pastry, included some freshly grated nutmeg & substituted pecans for those yucky walnuts! Thank you once again Carol!