Crunchy Caramel Apple Pie

Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr

This is the most wonderful apple pie recipe! It was the winner of Emeril's contest for the best apple pie on Good Morning America in 2001. Absolutely mouthwatering!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. Prepare the crumb topping first by combining the sugar flour and rolled oats in a bowl.
  3. Cut in the 1/2 cup of butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs and set aside.
  4. For the pie, stir together the sugar, flour, cinnamon and salt in a large mixing bowl.
  5. Add apple slices and toss gently until coated.
  6. Transfer the apple mixture to the pie shell.
  7. (If using a store bought pie shell, remove it from the aluminum pie plate and transfer it to a 9" pie plate of your own-- it looks better!) Sprinkle crumb topping over apple mixture.
  8. Cover edges of pie with aluminum foil.
  9. Bake for 25 minutes, then remove foil and bake another 25 to 30 minutes.
  10. Remove from oven and sprinkle with chopped pecans and drizzle with caramel sauce.
  11. Cool on a wire rack.
  12. Can be served warm or at room temperature.


Most Helpful

Very yummy, except the directions didn't say to peel the apples...well would not reccomend that. Other than that, I loved the toppings. Didn't change a thing

djafishfria June 28, 2006

This was a marvelous apple pie! My guests raved about it.

Patti Miller March 24, 2005

CarolAnn, Goooood Pie!!!! What a great tasting pie this was,We loved that topping too.I took your advice and put my frozen crust in a glass pie plate,and of course my husband thought all was homemade,I let him know the truth though, cuz the pie WAS homeade even if the crust wasn't.Great pie!!! Thanks,Darlene Summers

Darlene Summers May 22, 2003

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