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Harvest Apple Pie – Apple Pie topped with a Caramel Crust

apple pie with a nutty caramel topping

So, I’m still trying to step out of the plain old apple pie box. It’s a hard thing to do. I am creature of habit. I listen to the same radio station day after day. Every Sunday, week after week,  after I drop the kids off at Sunday School you can find me playing hooky in the same Starbucks seat. Reading the same newspaper. Without fail, I am at cardio tennis every Thursday. Using the same Chrissie Evert grip I learned as a kid. I only use bisquick for our quick waffles and the only mayonnaise I have ever used is Best Foods. I had a yellow labrador as a kid and we have one now. I still bite my nails. Ughhh! Change is hard, especially when you like the status quo. Recently, I made this pie from a recipe I found in the Junior League of Jackson, Mississippi’s Southern Sideboards Cookbook. It was a nice change….You end up with an apple pie topped with a nutty caramel sauce. This time of year I love caramel with apples. But, if I were to do make this pie again, I would make the apple pie, my usual way and then add the baked on caramel topping.

Harvest Apple Pie- Apple pie wth a Caramel Crust


  • Pie Crust recipe for 2 crust pie
  • 6 granny smith apples, peeled cored and sliced
  • 1 T. cornstarch
  • 1/2 t. salt
  • 3 T. butter, melted
  • 1 t. cinnamon
  • 3 T. sugar
  • 1/3 cup/ 3 T. light corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup chopped nuts
  • 2 T. flour
  • 2 T. butter, softened

Cooking Directions:

  1. Fill a pastry lined pie pan with the apples. Combine cornstarch, salt, 3 T. melted butter, cinnamon, sugar and 1/3 cup corn syrup and pour over the apples.
  2. Cover with the top crust and bake at 425 degrees for 30-45 minutes. Remove from oven.
  3. To make the caramel topping: combine brown sugar, 3 T. corn syrup, nuts, flour and butter and spread over the crust.
  4. Return to oven for 10 minutes or until topping is bubbly.
  5. Enjoy!


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