Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Caramel Apple Pie Recipe

Hannah requested this... Here it is.  Please note that I intentionally did not tell you how many calories are in each slice.  I do know the answer.  It's just not pretty.  Eat the pie and thank me later ok?

Caramel Apple Pie
  • 2-1/2 cups shredded peeled baking apples (I use Granny Smith)
  • 35 caramels (or one pkg of caramel balls already unwrapped and ready for melting.  Find them by the chocolate chips in the grocery store.  Your fingers will thank me later.)
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup salted peanuts, chopped
  • 1 unbaked pie shell (9 inches)
  • Place apples in a strainer to drain. Place caramels and water in a double boiler or metal bowl over simmering water; heat for 10 minutes or until caramels are partially melted. Cover and set aside, keeping caramels in pan over heated water.
  • In a small bowl, whisk the butter, brown sugar, corn syrup, flour and eggs. Squeeze excess moisture from apples and stir into egg mixture. Add peanuts. Add melted caramels and stir to mix. Pour into pie shell.
  • Bake at 350° for 45 minutes or until set. Yield: 8-10 servings.

1 comment:

  1. You shred the apples, like cheese? Or just slice them thinly? I have Pampered Chef's Apple/Peeler/Corer/Slicer that peels & slices them pretty thing - will that work or do I need to also get out the cheese grater? Sounds yummy!!