Cook1 hr 5 mins
Four pounds of apples go into this towering pie -- but you don't have to peel a single one. Just slice the fruit and pile it up. Warm caramel sauce drizzled on top provides extra sweetness.
- 1⁄3 cup butter, melted
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 4 lbs cooking apples, such as Fuji (about 12 cups) or 4 lbs granny smith apples, cored and cut into 1/4-inch thick slices (about 12 cups)
- 1 unbaked double pie crust (your favorite)
- 1⁄2 cup packed brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
- 1 tablespoon water
- 1 (12 ounce) jar caramel ice cream topping (about 1 cup)
- Preheat oven to 475°F.
- In very large bowl combine butter and cinnamon; add apples and toss gently to coat.
- Spread apples evenly in a parchment paper- or foil-lined, large roasting pan or two 15x10x1-inch baking pans.
- Roast (one pan at a time if using baking pans) 4 to 5 inches from heat for 7 to 10 minutes or until apples start to brown on edges, turning once halfway through.
- Cool apples in pan(s). Reduce heat to 375°F.
- Prepare pastry or let refrigerated pastry stand at room temperature according to package directions.
- Line 9-inch pie plate with half of pastry (a deep one).
- In very large bowl stir together brown sugar, flour, and salt.
- Add apple slices and any juices; stir to coat.
- Transfer to pastry-lined pie plate.
- Trim top crust to edge of pie plate.
- Fold top pastry edge under bottom pastry; crimp edge.
- Brush top with mixture of beaten egg and water.
- Cover edge of pie with foil to prevent overbrowning.
- Place on middle shelf in oven; place foil-lined baking sheet on lower rack beneath pie.
- Bake 30 minutes; remove foil from pie. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes more or until top is golden and filling is bubbly.
- Remove to a wire rack.
- While warm, drizzle with some of the caramel topping.
- Cool completely.
- Serve with remaining topping.