Yummy Crunchy Caramel Apple Pie

Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 55 mins

My grandmother gave me this apple pie recipe after she made it for me during a visit about 5 years ago. I like to use Granny Smith apples, leave the peel on, and cut slices that are a little thick, but do whatever you wish! This is a very good pie and I'm always asked to make it! Thanks, Grandma!! (Very good served with vanilla ice cream!)

Ingredients Nutrition

  • For Pie

  • pastry for single-crust pie
  • 12 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 18 teaspoon salt
  • 6 cups thinly sliced peeled apples
  • Crumb Topping

  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 12 cup flour
  • 12 cup quick-cooking rolled oats
  • 12 cup butter
  • Final Topping

  • 14 cup caramel ice cream topping
  • 12 cup chopped pecans


  1. Prepare pastry for single-crust pie, being careful not to stretch dough too much.
  2. Place in pie plate and trim and crimp the edge.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, stir together the sugar, flour, cinnamon, and salt.
  4. Add apple slices and gently toss until they are coated well.
  5. Transfer mixture to pie.
  6. FOR CRUMB TOPPING: Stir together brown sugar, flour, and oats.
  7. Using a pastry blender, cut in the butter until topping resembles coarse crumbs.
  8. Sprinkle over apple mixture in pie.
  9. To prevent over-browning while baking, cover edge of pie with foil.
  10. Bake at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 25 minutes.
  11. Remove foil and bake 25 to 30 minutes more, or until top is golden.
  12. Remove from oven.
  13. Drizzle top with caramel topping; sprinkle with pecans.
  14. Cool on wire rack and serve!
Most Helpful

I have to give this recipe 5 stars because I made it for the first time yesterday, entered the pie in our local Park District's Pie Contest and won the 'Best Tasting Pie' award! That says alot about the recipe because I am not a very experienced pie maker at all. For future reference, it took 4 large Granny Smith apples to get my 6 cups of sliced apples for the recipe. I peeled and cored the apples and cut them into 12 slices each. Thanks for the great recipe.

Marie Nixon July 28, 2002

The BEST ever apple pie! I was going to post this same recipe, but I first did a search to see if it were posted yet. My neighbor, Jill, brought this pie to us when a friennd of my husbands and his family were killed in a car accident. My husband kept asking me everyday for about a week to get the recipe from Jill. I finally got it and it's the ONLY apple pie recipe I use! I also use Granny Smith apples and I peel and slice them very thin. I use only about 4 - 4 1/2 cups of sliced apples and it works perfect for a normal size 9-inch pastry.

Kim D. July 10, 2002

I always considered myself a good cook, but not a great baker until I made this pie! It is absolutely perfect!!! It is the first pie that I made that actually was totally devoured. Since I don't bake that much I did use Pillsbury's Pie Crust and baked it for 5 minutes in a 350 degree oven first and used MacIntosh apples instead of Granny Smith because we just went apple picking with the kids and had a ton :). Other than that, the only other thing I used differently was instead of regular cinnamon I used Pampered Chef's Cinnamon Plus (lots of parties I went to :)) and sprinkled some on top of the crumb topping before baking as well. Anyone who loves pecan pie would also love this recipe. So many people thought that it was a pecan pie with apples because of the consistency. The only other note I would mention is that you should completely cool the pie before cutting. My husband couldn't wait to get into it while it was still warm and it oozed out a bit, but the cooled pie was absolute perfection. Great Recipe Wendy...10 stars!!!

Caliente Cucina October 19, 2008

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