Homemade Caramel Apple Pie

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Homemade Caramel Apple Pie

You don’t have to wait until apples are in season in the Fall, enjoy a delicious caramel apple pie anytime.  Go to the store or orchard and make a delicious apple pie.  Adding caramel just takes it to another level of goodness.

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What Kind of Apples Do You Make Pies With?

You want to use an apple that with soften.  We like granny smith, fuji and gala for baking. Hard eating apples, like red delicious, do not soften enough for baking.

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Do You Need to To Make a Pie Crust?

If you prefer to make a pie crust, you can make your favorite pie crust recipe. You can also purchase premade pie dough if you don’t want to make your own. We recommend using a pie plate that is at least 9 inches. The store bought pie crust dough is usually smaller, so adjust your recipe as needed (usually fewer apples will fit).

traditional apple pie with caramel sauce in homemade pie crust

How Do You Keep the Apples From Browning?

When peeling the apples, it can take take some time.  Apples brown easily.  If you place the apples in a bowl of water with lemon juice, it will keep the apples from browning.

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Can You Make Caramel Sauce for the Apple Pie?

Obviously you need caramel sauce to make a caramel apple pie. You can make your own caramel sauce or buy your favorite and use it for your apple pie recipe. You can add a pinch of salt as well and make it a salted caramel apple pie.

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Do You Need To Have Two Crusts for your Caramel Pie?

You can do a full top crust for your apple pie.  A beautiful lattice crust is also a option. You can do straight lattice crust or a pattern (whatever you want to do). A crumb topping also works.

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Caramel Apple Pie

Grab some apples and let's make a caramel apple pie. Enjoy a warm piece of pie at your next family gathering. Or just because it's pie!
Course: Baking
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1 pie
Author: Regina Sober


  • 4-6 apples if larger apples, use less-, peeled, cored and sliced
  • 1 bowl large bowel of lemon water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 cups caramel


  • Preheat the oven to 400F°.
  • In a bowl (about 8 cups), put 1-2 tablespoons of lemon juice and 4 cups of water.
  • Peel your apples and slice and place into lemon water mix (to keep the apples from browning). 
  • Drain the water  from the apples once they are all peeled.
  • Once the apples are sliced, mix the sugar, flour and cinnamon.
  • Toss the sugar mix with the apples and mix well.
  • Place your pie crust into the pan so you can put the apples on top of it.
  • Place the apple mix into the pan and spread evenly.
  • Add a cup of caramel sauce onto the apples.
  • Place the top crust on the pie and crimp together, giving a few slits on top to vent.
  • Place the pie in the oven on a baking sheet (these pies tend to leak).
  • Bake the pie for 15 minutes at 400F.
  • Reduce the heat after 15 minutes to 350F° and bake for 35-40 minutes.
  • If the pie crust starts to burn, place a crust cover over it.
  • Remove from the oven and cool. Serve each slice with a drizzle of caramel.


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A flaky crust and delicious caramel found inside and out. This caramel apple pie a crowd pleaser with no leftovers.

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