Crunchy Caramel Apple Pie
Recipe type: dessert
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This pie was voted the number 1 best pie in the USA by Good Morning America's Pie of Emeril's Eye Apple Pie Contest.
  • 1 prepared 9 inch pie crust - unbaked
  • Apple filling:
  • 6-7 cups of sliced apples (I use Granny Smith, Rome, Macintosh)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice (helps keep apples from browning and brings out fresh flavor)
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • Crumb topping:
  • ¾ cup packed brown sugar
  • ½ cup flour
  • ½ cup quick oats
  • ½ cup cold butter
  • Extra toppings:
  • ½ cup chopped pecans
  • ¼ cup caramel ice cream topping
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Prepare pie crust in pie plate and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl combine sliced apples, lemon juice, sugar, flour, cinnamon and salt. Stir well to coat and pour into prepared crust.
  4. For Crumb topping:
  5. Mix together brown sugar, flour, and oats, then cut in cold butter until the mixture forms pea like crumbles.
  6. Pour over the top of the apples.
  7. Cover crust edges with foil or a pie shield and place pie on a cookie sheet.
  8. Bake at 375 for 25 minutes then remove shield and bake for an additional 35 minutes.
  9. Remove from oven and top with chopped pecan and drizzle with caramel.
Recipe by Sand and Sisal at