Caramel Apple Crisp Pie

I've been having fun in the kitchen lately testing out pie recipes for the upcoming holidays. The most classic holiday pie at our house is definitely apple. It's been a favorite for the holidays since I was young and as much as I love the traditional apple pie, I wanted to give it a new twist. This Caramel Apple Crisp Pie combines two apple desserts in one! A solid apple pie is topped with a sweet crisp topping that has rich caramel to tie them together...

For this pie, feel free to use apples like Granny Smith, Jonagold, or Crispin which are great for pies. for this, I used a combination of Granny Smith and Jonagold. Together, they give a tart yet subtle sweetness, which is balanced out with the caramel sauce and brown sugar topping.

As for the caramel, you can certainly make your own... but I went the store bought route. Specifically, I used Dilettant Chocolate's Sea Salted Caramel dessert topping. (BTW, it's heavenly!) You can usually find the caramel sauce near the ice cream topping section of your grocery store.

The topping is a simple mix of four ingredients and that's really all you need for this simple pie. An extra drizzle of caramel sauce - plus ice cream if you want to go all the way - makes this simple pie that more extra special.

Caramel Apple Crisp Pie
original Joelen recipe

Pie crust dough (homemade or store bought)
1/4 cup caramel sauce (homemade or store bought) + more for serving

  • Apple Filling:
  • 5 large apples, cored, peeled & sliced
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • Crisp Topping:
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup quick cooking oats
  • 1 cup butter, softened

  • Preheat oven to 350 F (175 degree C).

Line a pie plate with your pie crust dough. 

In a medium size bowl, combine apples, flour, cinnamon, and lemon juice; toss until fully coated. Transfer mixture into your pie plate and spread evenly.

Drizzle caramel sauce over apples.

In another bowl, mix together flour, brown sugar, oats, and butter. Spoon mixture evenly over apples.

Bake in preheated oven for about 45 minutes (apple mixture will bubble and topping will be golden brown).

Serve warm with more caramel drizzle for garnish and ice cream if you'd like!

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