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As long as the holidays keep coming, I’m going to keep baking pie! How can I not? Crust is just such a happy thing.
One of my favorite pies of all time is Dutch apple, and this pie goes to a whole ‘nother level with salted caramel on top. This kid’s a showstopper.
It’s funny, but I can pass up regular apple pie any day of the week. When it’s covered in crumb topping, though, just give me a giant serving fork and watch me dig in. I really can’t hold back. And ever since salted caramel became a thing, I just can’t get enough.
When I was growing up, we had dear family friends in the neighborhood. The oldest son was my brother’s best friend, and it was fairly common for our two families to get together for holidays and other occasions.
One unforgettable day, we were having dinner at their house and dessert was served. It was a Dutch apple pie, and I’d never seen one before. Hearing that it was apple pie, I took a small portion to be polite, but I wasn’t that excited. Until, that is, that first bite hit my taste buds.
I was pretty shy as a kid, but I went up to the mom and asked her how to make this pie. Mind you, I’d never baked anything. This was the first recipe I actually made.
She taught me how to do it, writing the recipe out in detail on an index card and walking me through the process by showing me how it was done one sunny day. I’ve never forgotten that this adult was willing to pay attention to me and teach me something, and that’s why Dutch apple pie will always hold a special place in my heart.
This recipe is the exact one she gave me on that index card, except I’ve drizzled Smuckers salted caramel over the pie. As a big fan of caramel and apple together, this was just a natural next step. Besides, I can get the salted caramel at my local Target, and they’re running a cartwheel deal on it now! Hello, holiday baking.
The pie itself is a miracle. Both the crust and the topping are the same dough, so you only have to dirty one bowl for that. Plus, there’s no fancy food processing or mixer action necessary. This is made with just you and your spatula!
The filling is super quick, too. I just slice up a few granny smith apples, toss them with some cinnamon-sugar and vanilla, and that’s it. For not a crazy amount of effort, you have a beautiful holiday pie!
This season, share a recipe you love with someone else. I will always cherish this pie because it was shared with me, and now I want to spread the joy. Here’s to making beautiful baking memories!
Salted Caramel Dutch Apple Pie
2 cups flour
1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup quick oats (do not sub in rolled oats)
3/4 cup butter, melted
3-4 peeled, cored and diced Granny Smith apples
1/2 cup sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon flour
Smuckers Simple Delights salted caramel topping
- Preheat the oven to 350. Coat a pie pan with cooking spray. Set aside.
- In a medium-sized bowl, combine all the crust ingredients until well incorporated.
- Press half of the crust onto the bottom and up the sides of the prepared pan. Set aside.
- Toss the diced apples with the sugar, cinnamon and vanilla, using your hands to get the ingredients well mixed.
- Spoon the tablespoon of flour onto the bottom of the crust, making a circle of flour in the center. This will help your filling get to the right liquidy consistency.
- Spread the apple filling evenly into the crust. Take the remaining crust and crumble it over the top of the pie.
- Bake for 40-45 minutes until golden brown and crisp on top. Cool completely.
- When you're ready to serve, drizzle Smuckers Simple Delights salted caramel topping over the pie. Cut into wedges.
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You had be at salted caramel! I can’t pass up any kind of apple pie, as it’s one of my favourite desserts. I know some people think apple pie is a bit boring, but I think it is a classic.
Classic doesn’t mean boring at all. It’s classic because people have loved it for generations!
You and I are on the same page when it comes to apple pie and crumb topping. Really ANYTHING with crumb topping. So count me in on this one! 🙂
Kate @ Framed Cooks recently posted…Roasted Vegetable Frittata
Thanks, Kate! I love crumb topping so much. It’s never enough crumb. I always want more!
Now this is desert. I think my husband would skip the meal and go directly to the pie.
Amy recently posted…Butter Scotch Candy
Mine, too. Husbands are like that!
I love apple pie as is, but with caramel?? A million times better! This looks fab!
Sues recently posted…TAZO Egyptian Ruby Tea Cookies
Thanks, Sues! Caramel makes everything better!
Apple Pie is my son’s absolute favorite pie. I have been looking for a great dutch apple pie recipe to try to spoil him. This is perfect! I love easy and we all love caramel mixed with apples! #client
Amber Edwards recently posted…DIY Travel Lego Table Treasure Box Tutorial
I hope your son enjoys this one, Amber! It’s really my favorite way to eat apple pie!
I can never resist anything salted caramel! Sounds fabulous Mir!
Manali @ CookWithManali recently posted…Peppermint Macarons
Me neither, Manali. Thanks!
I love this story. It reminds me of a childhood neighbor who taught me how to make homemade pretzels. I remember her warmth and patience vividly. This pie looks amazing. I love apple pie any way but that crumb topping and salted caramel drizzle is fabulous! 🙂
annie@ciaochowbambina recently posted…Italian Pomegranate Fizz
Homemade pretzels sounds pretty memorable, Annie. I love adults who take time to show kids how to do it right!