Overhead view of a lattice crust Caramel Apple Pie on a red kitchen towel
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Spiced Caramel Apple Pie

This delicious spiced caramel apple pie will make your taste buds happy and your whole house smell like wonderful fall!
Prep Time1 hr 30 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time2 hrs 20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Spiced Caramel Apple Pie
Servings: 8 slices
Calories: 775kcal

Ingredients

For the Crust

  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour (344 grams)
  • 1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter, cut into small chunks (173 grams)
  • 1/3 cup shortening (65 grams)
  • 1/3 cup ice water (79 mL)
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 egg, for egg wash

For the Apple Filling

  • 6 apples, peeled, cored, and sliced
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar (50 grams)
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar (50 grams)
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour (32 grams)
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ginger
  • 1/4 tsp salt

For the Caramel Filling

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar (100 grams)
  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter (43 grams)
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream (60 mL)
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

For the Crust

  • In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, cinnamon, sugar, and salt.
  • Add butter and shortening, and using a pastry blender or your fingers, rub the butter, shortening and flour together until you have small pieces of fat and some larger pea-sized pieces.
  • Add ice water and combine with a spatula just until the mixture comes together. 
  • Shape the dough into two equal size discs, wrap in plastic wrap, and chill in the fridge for about 30 minutes.
  • Gently roll out one of the pie dough discs into a 12-inch diameter circle and place in nine-inch pie pan. Place in fridge.

For Apple Filling

  • Combine peeled and sliced apples, sugar, flour, lemon juice, spices, and salt in large bowl. 

For the Caramel Filling

  • Heat sugar on the stove over high heat. Stirring constantly with a wooden or heat-resistant spoon. Sugar will melt to an amber liquid.
  • Whisk in butter and stir about 3 minutes until melted and combined.
  • Slowly stir in cream and whisk until combined. Be careful as the mixture will bubble when adding the cream.
  • Leave the mixture on heat and allow to boil for about 1 minute. 
  • Remove from heat and allow to cool before using. 

To Assemble

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees
  • Remove pie pan from fridge. Fill the crust with half of the apples, then add caramel sauce and then the remaining apples.
  • Remove other pie dough disc from the fridge and roll out to a 12-inch diameter circle. Cut the dough into strips and weave on the top of the pie to create a lattice top. Trim the edges of the dough and seal the top dough with the bottom by folding it under and pinching together.
  • Beat one egg and using a pastry brush coat the dough with egg wash.
  • Place pie pan on baking sheet and bake for 25 minutes. If needed, cover edges of pie crust with aluminum foil to prevent burning. Bake for another 25 minutes. Filling of the pie should be bubbling when done.
  • Allow pie to cool for about 4 hours before slicing.