Caramel Pecan Apple Pie
 
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This decadent apple pie is quick and easy, and best served warm over big scoops of vanilla ice cream. Recipe source: Adapted slightly from The Pioneer Woman
Serves: One 9-inch pie, approx 12 servings
Ingredients
For filling:
  • 1 9-inch pie crust
  • 6-7 cups peeled, cored and sliced Granny Smith apples
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ⅓ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
For topping:
  • ½ cup flour
  • ¾ cup (12 Tablespoons) cold, unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup quick oats
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup pecans, chopped
  • 1 cup caramel sauce
Instructions
For filling:
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees (F).
  2. Prepare pie crust using a 9-inch pie plate. Set aside.
  3. Peel, core and slice apples into ⅛-inch slices. Immediately after slicing, toss in a large bowl with lemon juice.
  4. Add sugar, flour and salt, and mix well to combine. Set aside.
For topping:
  1. Place the flour in a large bowl. Add the cold butter pieces.
  2. Using a pastry cutter (or fork) cut the flour and butter until butter resembles coarse crumbs about the size of a pea.
  3. Add the brown sugar, oats and salt, and stir to combine.
  4. Chop pecans, and set aside.
Assembly:
  1. Pour apples into pie crust.
  2. Carefully pour topping over the top of the apples.
  3. Gently cover the crusts with a pie-crust protector, or fold strips of aluminum foil to cover the exposed crust.
  4. Place pie plate on a large cookie sheet (to catch drips) and bake for 25 minutes.
  5. At the 25-minute mark, remove the foil, and bake for an additional 25 minutes.
  6. Sprinkle the pie with chopped pecans, and bake just 5 minutes more.
  7. Pour caramel sauce over the top of the warm pie.
  8. Allow to cool slightly before serving.
  9. Enjoy!
Recipe by Lemon Sugar at http://lemon-sugar.com/2013/07/caramel-pecan-apple-pie.html/