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Thursday, September 24, 2009

Caramel Apple Pie recipe

Caramel Apple Pie

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons Sugar
1 tsp. salt
1 cup lard or shortning
4-6 tbsp. cold water

3 pounds Apples, peeled, cored, and sliced (approx 9 cups)
3 tablespoons lemon juice
1 cup Brandy
40 vanilla caramels
1 can (14-oz.)sweetened condensed milk
3 tablespoons Cornstarch
1 Teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 Tablespoons ground Cinnamon
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup chopped nuts (optional)

Crust: Place flour, Sugar and salt in a large mixing bowl. Cut in lard or shortening until pieces are pea-size. start adding cold water, 2 tablespoons at a time, until flour mixture pulls away from sides of the bowl. Separate dough into 2 equals parts, cover, and refrigerate while preparing apples. Note: The crust and filling recipe make enough for two 9" apple pies.

Filling: Put the apple slices in a large bowl and toss with juice of one lemon (keeps the apples from turning brown)and brandy. While the apples are soaking, put 40 caramels and sweetened condensed milk in a 4-cup microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on 100 percent power (high) for 4 to 6 minutes, stirring every minute until just boiling and caramels are melted. Pour apple slices into a strainer (to pour off juice), then put back into the large bowl, and coat with cornstarch, nutmeg, Cinnamon, brown sugar and nuts(if desired). Toss well until all the apples are well coated, then pour caramel sauce over the apples and stir until coated. Roll out pastry and line 2 9-inch pie plates with half of the pastry. Put filling in pie crusts and cover with second pie crust, brush the pie crust with a little milk, and sprinkle with additional sugar, cut a design in the top (to let steam out while baking) and bake at 350 for about 1 hour or until apples are tender and filling is bubbly. Cool on a wire rack.

I originally found this recipe on the website

I have posted this on the blog Life As Mom


  1. Caramel Apple Pie. Oh wow. Sounds wonderful with a nice hot cup of coffee on a rainy night.


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