The Ultimate Crumb-Topped Deep-Dish Apple-Caramel Pie

READY IN: 2hrs 20mins
Recipe by tree luee dee

Phew....that's a long name. Anyway, I have had this clipping from a Woman's World magazine forever! The picture is just stunning and I can't wait to try it. It look decadent, professional and oh, so yummy. If someone tries this before I do, please let me know...

Top Review by Delinda R.

I made this for Bunko years ago and everyone loved it...I had added less ginger (just because I don't like it in my apple pies) and used a pecan tart crust - it was amazing.<br/>Then I promptly lost the recipe and searched forever for glad I found it again. Can't wait to make it this weekend!!! It is wonderful!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Spread pecans on ungreased baking sheet. Bake until lightly browned, 2-3 minutes; cool.
  3. CRUST: Coat bottom and inside of a 9" springform pan with cooking spray.
  4. In food processor process 1 cup pecans until fnely ground (or finely chop with a knife.)
  5. At medium-low speed beat flour into refrigerated sugar cookie dough until combined.
  6. Stir in ground pecans.
  7. Press dough onto side and bottom of pan, creating scant 1/4 inch thick crust; refrigerate 20 minutes.
  8. Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees.
  9. Bake crust 15 minutes or until lightly browned.
  10. FILLING: Toss apples with sugar, flour, ginger, cinnamon and remaining pecans; spoon into pan.
  11. Sprinkle with chopped caramels.
  12. Cover tightly with foil.
  13. Bake for 45 minutes.
  14. CRUMB TOPPING: Meanwhile, at low speed combine flour, sugars, and cinnamon.
  15. Increase speed to medium gradually add butter and vanilla, beating until wet crumbs form.
  16. Remove pie from oven, uncover.
  17. Using hands press tablespoonfuls of crumb mixture toether to form large crumbs; place over filling, covering entire surface.
  18. Bake, uncovered for 45 minutes or untill lightly browned.
  19. Cool on rack; remove side from pan.
  20. Stir together confectioners' sugar and 4 teaspoons water until smooth.
  21. Transfer to plastic food storage bag; snip 1 corner; drizzle over crumbs.

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