Apple Pie baked with drizzles of Salted Caramel with the Apple Pie spices, and fresh apples baked in a buttery flaky crust takes this classic pie to new levels in this Salted Caramel Apple Pie.
Salted Caramel Apple Pie
Would you like a new twist on an old recipe? YES! You may ask yourself what could POSSIBLY make a recipe as perfect as Apple Pie any better? Well I’m here to tell you that Salted Caramel Apple Pie fits that new twist.
Apple pies and Moms go together, and I’m pretty sure a lot of people have their Mom’s recipe. I have my Mother’s recipe but a lot of times she would make hers with a crumb topping which was AWESOME! This recipe is different and has a pastry top crust. It’s nice to remember as a child her taking it out of the oven and my Uncle who lived with us would come down from his room and pretend to steal it to eat it before dinner. He liked his sweets and he would have loved this recipe for Salted Caramel Apple Pie! If your would like another great Apple pie recipe check out Homemade Apple Pie
When you are preparing to bake an Apple pie it is important to understand that there are different types of Apples to choose from. Some apples are better for pies, some for snacking, and some for sauces.
Best Apples to use for Salted Caramel Apple Pie
Cortland and Macintosh apples are both sweet and tart, and their flesh is pretty soft. Cortlands are multi purposed, so, you can eat them raw, cooked or baked. Gala apples are thin skinned and have a mild sweetness that makes them perfect for eating.
Delicious apples, both red and golden have a very sweet flavor and great for baking into pies, raw in salads, and cooked down into apple sauce. Granny smith’s are quite tart and crisp but cooking with them makes them sweeter. They’re great to bake with because they keep their shape when baked.
Honey crisp are sweet and crisp, which helps them stay firm when baked. Northern Spy apples are a very late season type of apple to ripen, but hey store very well, until the spring, and are perfect for applesauce and pies, cobblers and tarts. Northern spy is well known for making into Apple Cider. There is an old saying is Spys are for pies, however, they can be hard to find in the grocery store but easier from an orchard.
I to use a combination of apples, choosing Empire and Honey Crisps this time. Honey crisps are sweet, crisp and juicy. Empire apples come from their parents, Red Delicious and McIntosh, and were developed at Cornell university in the 1940’s. They have a sweet-tart combination , very crisp and have creamy white flesh. I don’t tend to use vey tart apples for my pies. I like the flavors of Gala, Empire, Honey Crisp and Autumn Crisp.
There are many variations of Apple pies to choose from.
This recipe I decided to make with salted caramel added to it. Normally I add brown sugar and granulated sugar mixed with cinnamon dabbed with butter to make a juicy pie.
This recipe for Salted Caramel Apple Pie has that tart-sweet taste of the tartness of apples and sweetness of the salted caramel. What a great combination.
Top with some ice cream or whipped cream and drizzle with more Salted Caramel. Yeah baby!
Just look at those apples mixed with the Salted Caramel
Heres how you make the Salted Caramel Apple Pie.
I suggest making the Salted Caramel first so it can cool a little while you prepare your pie
two pie crusts from your favorite recipe., or ready made
6-8 cups of thinly sliced apples- about 8-10 medium size apples (Use your favorites. I used a combination of Autumn Crisp and Empire apples)
2 teaspoons of cinnamon
1/4 cup of flour or cornstarch
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon of butter
1/3 cup salted caramel
1 whole egg plus 1 tablespoon of milk, cream or half and half beaten together to make an egg wash
Peel and thinly slice 8-10 apples to make 6-8 cups depending on how full and high you want your pie and place then in a large bowl
In a small bowl mix together the cinnamon, flour, and brown sugar
Pour the flour /sugar mixture over the apples and mix together
Place your pie crust in your pie plate
drizzle in the salted Caramel sauce
Cover with top pie crust and seal edges with a fork by pressing down all around the edges
Brush the top crust with egg wash
Bake in 375 degree oven for 50-60 minutes until apples are soft and juice is bubbling, and crust is golden brown.
Protect edges of crust with tin foil to keep from over browning and remove last 20 minutes in the oven.
(If you have never made caramel sauce I suggest you give it a go because it easy and fun to watch the sugar and butter and cream change consistency into something so rich and creamy. I love salted Caramel . If you like you can leave out the salt and you are left with the pureness of Caramel sauce. Just use unsalted butter. You can use this recipe on top of cupcakes, in cakes or brownies, or drizzle on your favorite ice cream sundae.)
Or try it with these recipes
It is important to use a saucepan that is medium size, maybe about two quarts, because when you are cooking the caramel sauce it will bubble up for a minute and you do not want it bubbling over onto your stove. Line up all your ingredients first so you are able to whisk the sauce when the recipe calls for it and you will not chance burning your beautiful sauce.
Heres the link to Salted caramel Salted Caramel Sauce
Here’s how to make it:
4 tbs salted butter
1 cup light brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
In a medium saucepan heat butter and sugar together until completely melted
bring to a gentle boil whisking continuously
Allow caramel to gently boil for about 5 minutes. Do not stop whisking, you do not want it to burn
Add cream and be careful because it will bubble up and you do not want it to overflow. Allow to bubble and boil for another minute. Shut off heat and set pot aside to cool. Use some in the recipe and more to drizzle on the pie and/ or topped with ice cream when serving.
Here’s a great recipe for Good old fashioned Apple Pie Homemade Apple Pie
Now Isn’t that easy and delicious? Enjoy!
Salted Caramel Apple Pie
- two pie crusts from your favorite recipe.or ready made
- 6-8 cups apples- about 8-10 medium size apples of thinly slicedUse your favorites. I used a combination of Autumn Crisp and Empire apples
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1/4 cup flour or cornstarch
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1/3 cup salted caramel
- 1 large egg plus 1 tablespoon of milk cream or half and half beaten together to make an egg wash
- for the Caramel sauce
- 4 tbs salted butter
- 1 cup light brown sugar packed
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp vanilla
- for the Caramel sauce
- n a medium saucepan heat butter and sugar together until completely melted
- bring to a gentle boil whisking continuously
- Allow caramel to gently boil for about 5 minutes. Do not stop whisking, you do not want it to burn
- Add cream and be careful because it will bubble up and you do not want it to overflow. Allow to bubble and boil for another minute. Shut off heat and set pot aside to cool
- for the pie
- Peel and thinly slice 8-10 apples to make 6-8 cups depending on how full and high you want your pie and place then in a large bowl
- In a small bowl mix together the cinnamon, flour, and brown sugar
- Pour the flour /sugar mixture over the apples and mix together
- Place your pie crust in your pie plate
- add the apples
- drizzle in the salted Caramel sauce
- Cover with pie crust and seal edges with a fork by pressing down all around the edges
- Brush the top crust with egg wash
- Bake in 375 degree oven for 50-60 minutes until apples are soft and juice is bubbling, and crust is golden brown.
- Protect edges of crust with tin foil to keep from over browning and remove last 20 minutes in the oven.
Check out these other Salted Caramel Recipes https://therecipepatch.com/salted-caramel-brownies/