I am not kidding when I say this is the best apple pie on the planet.
I came across this recipe a few years back and have made it ever since. Before I give you the recipe. I want to share the story of how I came to get this recipe. I will keep it brief, I promise it is a good one, or you can scroll past it! I used to work in retail and when I was the manager of the furniture department(among many other departments) It was a tough job dealing with customer complaints about furniture deliveries. One particular day I received a phone call from an
gentleman’s jerk’s apartment to exchange the chairs. My husband confirmed what a nice guy I was dealing with. Now on to the pie part. The woman at the service desk who made the mistake was so upset that I had to deal with such a great customer and that my husband was the one who corrected the mistake. The very next day she brought in a homemade apple pie to give to my husband for all that he did. I took this wonderful pie home to my husband and told him who it was from. After dinner that night he had a slice of the pie and I have never heard my husband rave about a dessert like that. He immediately wrapped the pie back up and took it upstairs to our bedroom closet, he was not sharing this pie with the four boys. I think I did get 1 small slice, but that was it. The rest of the pie was eaten by my husband. I of course had to get this recipe and have made this apple pie every year since. When ever I make this pie to take to a friends house or party I have to make 2, one for my husband and the other to share. NO JOKE!
So here it is!
- 1 pastry crust for a deep dish 9 inch pie (home-made or store-bought)
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 3 tablespoons ll-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 6 cups peeled and thinly sliced apples
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup quick cooking rolled oats
- 1/2 cup soften butter
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans
- Caramel syrup topping
- In a mixing bowl stir together sugar, flour, cinnamon and salt.
- Add apple slices and gently toss until coated.
- Transfer the apple mixture to the pie shell.
- Sprinkle crumb topping over apple mixture, making sure to cover all the apples.
- Cover the edges of pie with aluminum foil.
- Bake in preheated oven for 25 minutes at 375.
- Remove foil and bake for another 25 minutes at 375.
- Place a cookie sheet on lower level of oven to catch drippings.
- Remove from oven and immediately sprinkle pie with chopped pecans and drizzle with caramel topping.
- Tip: Cut each apple 1 at a time, add 1st apple to bowl and layer with a portion of the sugar and flour mixture, repeat until each apple is cut and coated with sugar.
Note: This pie won Emeril Lagasse’s 2001 Apple Pie Contest.
Tip: I will never make an apple pie without one of these, affiliate link—–> Apple and Potato Peeler, Clamp Base
I made the very first apple pie without an apple peeler/corer. I said I will never make another one until I purchased a peeler. I have to say this was the only kitchen gadget my husband did not complain about me purchasing. I have made every other apple pie with this thing. It is the BEST! It makes the entire process of making the pie so much easier. I am ALL about the easy!
Tip: I place a paper towel under the grip and on the counter to catch-all the apple juice and to make clean up easier. One scoop and all the apple skin and core’s are cleaned up. Again Easy! Did I mention I am about the easy!
I also make my crust. I did not share the how to on this one but here is the recipe for the crust.
- 4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 cups lard/Crisco
- 1 tablespoons sugar
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup cold water
- 1 tablespoon vinegar
- Mix together flour, salt, Crisco, and sugar until crumbling.
- In small bowl add: egg, water and vinegar
- Slowly add liquid to dry mix. Mix only long enough to make the dough wet.
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