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Easy Caramel Apple Pie

Tender Honeycrisp and Granny Smith apples layered with caramel candies between a flaky, all-butter crust made from scratch.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword all-butter pie crust, apple pie from scratch, candy apple pie, caramel apple pie, easy apple pie, fall pie crust design
Prep Time 35 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 50 minutes
Servings 8 slices
Author Jazzmine from Dash of Jazz

Ingredients

Pie Filling

  • 2 large Honeycrisp apples peeled, cored, and sliced
  • 3 XL Granny Smith apples peeled, cored, and sliced
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 5 ounces caramel candies unwrapped

Pie Crust

  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 ½ cup cold butter cut into cubes
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons cold water
  • 1 egg white
  • 2 tablespoons milk

Instructions

  1. Whisk together flour, sea salt, and cinnamon. Add in chunks of cold butter and work mixture with your hands until a coarse meal forms. (Alternatively, you can add flour mix and butter to a food processor and pulse until coarse meal forms.)

  2. Add cold water and continue to mix (or pulse) until dough comes together. Separate dough into two pieces and shape each into a disc (about the size of a hockey puck). Wrap in plastic and place in fridge to chill at least 30 minutes. Can also be left overnight.

  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Add apple slices, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, sea salt, flour, and lemon juice to a large bowl and mix until apples are evenly coated. Set aside.

  4. Unwrap pie dough and roll out each piece into a round about 15 inches in diameter. Lay the first piece into a 9-inch pie pan.

  5. Add about ⅓ of apple filling over top of pie dough then drop in a few caramel candies. Repeat until all filling and caramels have been added to pan.

  6. Add remaining dough piece over top of filling. Press edges of top and bottom dough together to seal in the pie filling. Cut four slits in center of top crust.

  7. Beat egg white and milk together then brush over top crust. This will help the crust become a beautiful golden brown color while baking.

  8. Bake for about one hour and 15 minutes. Let cool and set for an hour before slicing and serving.

Recipe Notes

Pie can be baked ahead of time and chilled.

Pie can be frozen up to six months.

Place a baking sheet on the lower oven rack beneath the pie in order to catch drips.