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Wednesday, April 20, 2011
CARAMEL APPLE PIE
1 recipe pastry for a 9 inch double crust pie or the Homefaker way, refrigerated ones
1/2 cup unsalted butter
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/4 cup water
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
8 Granny Smith apples - peeled, cored and sliced 1/3 cup caramel ice cream topping
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Melt the butter in a saucepan. Stir in flour to form a paste. Add water, white sugar and brown sugar, and bring to a boil. Reduce temperature and let simmer.
Place the bottom crust in your pan. Fill with apples, cinnamon, and caramel topping.. mounded slightly. Cover with a lattice work crust. Gently pour the sugar and butter liquid over the crust. Pour slowly so that it does not run off.
Bake 15 minutes in the preheated oven. Reduce the temperature to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Continue baking for 35 to 45 minutes, until apples are soft.
Serve warm pie with ice cream. Drizzle with caramel topping; sprinkle with chopped pecans if desired.