The Best Caramel Apple Pie

Pie Crust Ingredients:

  • 3 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tbsp. granulated sugar
  • 1 cup unsalted butter (cut into cubes and refrigerated)
  • 1/3 cup ice water

Filling Ingredients:

  • 6 granny smith apples (peeled, cored & sliced)
  • 2 tbsp. lemon juice
  • ¼ cup all purpose flour
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • ½ tsp. nutmeg
  • ½ tsp. cloves
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • store bought caramel or dulce de leche

Directions For Pie Crust:

  • Combine flour, sugar, & salt in a bowl.
  • Cut butter into flour with a pastry cutter or a food processer. Process until small beads form.
  • Add water 1 tbsp. at a time until dough forms a ball. Do not over process.
  • Form into 2 discs, wrap, and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Directions For Filling:

  • Toss sliced apples in a bowl with 2 tbsp. lemon juice
  • Combine dry ingredients in a separate bowl and then toss with apples
  • Let apples sit for 10 minutes.
  • Roll out a pie disc into a 12 in. round about 1/8 in. thick.
  • Press into pie plate
  • Fill the shell with the apples.
  • Roll out second pie dough forming a disc.
  • Pour 4 tbsp. store bought caramel sauce over apple filling.
  • Place dough over filling and seal edges together.
  • Brush top of pie with egg wash.
  • Sprinkle top with 2 tsp. granulated sugar.
  • Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • Bake at 450° for 15 mins. Reduce temperature to 350°.
  • Continue to bake for 1 hour.

#ChefTip:

Use my ceramic pie dish to bake and serve. You can prep it ahead of the time and keep it in the refrigerator until it's time to go in the oven. This dish is freezer/fridge to oven to table! AND it's dishwasher safe. No excess cleanup. Shop here: HSN.com/Donatella

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