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Caramel Crunch Apple Pie

I was raised on a small farm, the youngest of eight children and the only girl. My mom taught me how to make all kinds of pies from scratch, and this is one of my favorites. Caramels and apples are a delicious combination.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. Bake: 50 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings

Ingredients

  • TOPPING:
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • PIE:
  • 6 cups sliced peeled tart apples
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 unbaked pastry shell (9 inches)
  • 28 caramels
  • 1 can (5 ounces) evaporated milk

Directions

  • Combine flour, brown sugar, butter and cinnamon; spread into an ungreased 8-in. square baking pan. Bake at 400° for 6-8 minutes or until golden brown. Cool; crumble and set aside. Sprinkle apple with lemon juice. Combine sugar, flour and cinnamon; toss with apples. Place apples in pie shell. Cut a circle of foil to cover apples but not the edge of pastry; place over pie. Bake at 425° for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to 375°; bake for 35 minutes or until apples are tender.
  • Meanwhile, in a saucepan over low heat, melt caramels with milk, stirring frequently. Remove foil from pie. Pour caramel mixture over apples. Sprinkle with topping; return to the oven for 5 minutes. Serve warm.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 461 calories, 14g fat (8g saturated fat), 21mg cholesterol, 238mg sodium, 81g carbohydrate (57g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein.

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  • Starlakay
    Jan 27, 2014

    Very Yummy! It needed to bake about 10 minutes more so the apples were tender. On the 2nd try we used I/2 the milk to melt the caramels and we added 1 TBS butter to the crunch topping. This is still one of our favorites!

  • coloradosong
    Nov 25, 2010

    Good but too sweet. Everyone at Thanksgiving dinner felt the same. If I make again, I'll cut the caramel topping in half as it was too much, though I did use a 9" pie pan. Followed directions exactly. Needs less sugar in mixture for apples and more cinnamon.

  • asianchick
    Sep 22, 2009

    Wow this was incredible! My family really enjoyed this pie not only warm but it was sooooo good chilled....like the ultimate caramel apple. Kids liked it with whipped cream and a little bit of grated chocolate. Yum.