Caramel Apple Crumble Pie

Caramel Apple Crumble Pie

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Okay, story time. I’m not a huge “pie person.” During the holidays when I was younger, I would eat all the pie filling and leave the crust. Who likes pie crust anyway?! Everyone knows the best part is the fruit filling. Weird I know, but anyone that has ever lived with me can attest that I have strange eating habits. That being one of them. 

When Wayfair invited me to participate in their Battle of the Pies Bake Off, my first thought was, HELL YES! Although I’m not a seasoned baker, I’m certainly competitive and ready to take on a challenge. Fast forward to this past Saturday. What the hell was I thinking?! What possessed me to bake a pie from scratch the day before heading to Vegas for work. Saturday definitely wasn’t stress-free. 

Caramel Apple Crumble Pie

I decided to bake a caramel apple crumble pie. It’s perfect for anyone who hates pie crust, because the topping is a delicious, sweet oat mixture. I adapted the recipe that I found on Recipe Runner. I love things extra spicy, so I upped the amount of cinnamon and nutmeg used. Another strange eating fact: I hate fake cinnamon-flavored things, but if I’m baking I have no problem. #complicated. I also used all-purpose flour instead of whole wheat pastry flour, and doubled the amount of ingredients for the caramel drizzle because I wanted extra for later. But other than that, I followed the recipe. Recipe Runner, you’re a genius.

Caramel Apple Crumble Pie

Caramel Apple Crumble Pie
Serves 8
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Total Time
1 hr 15 min
Total Time
1 hr 15 min
Ingredients for the crust
  1. 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  2. 1/4 teaspoon salt
  3. 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  4. 8 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into small cubes
  5. 4 tablespoons ice water
Ingredients for the filling
  1. 5 granny smith apples, peeled & thinly sliced
  2. 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  3. 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  4. 1 tablespoon light brown sugar
  5. 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  6. 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  7. 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Ingredients for the oat topping
  1. 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
  2. 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  3. 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  4. 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  5. 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  6. 1/4 cup cold butter, cubed
Ingredients for the caramel drizzle
  1. 5 tablespoons butter
  2. 2/3 cup light brown sugar
  3. 1 tablespoon water
  4. 6 tablespoons low fat evaporated milk
  5. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  6. 1/4 teaspoon salt
For the crust
  1. Combine the flour, salt and sugar in a large bowl.
  2. Using your fingers, cut the butter into the dry ingredients until it’s in pie-size pieces.
  3. Add the ice water until the dough comes together.
  4. Roll the dough and place on a plate in the refrigerator.
  5. Chill for 30 minutes.
  6. Remove the dough and place into a pie plate. Pinch the edges.
For the pie
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Peel and slice the apples and place them in a large bowl.
  3. Add flour, sugars, cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla to the apples and stir together.
  4. In a second bowl, stir together all topping ingredients except the butter until well combined.
  5. Add in the butter and work it into the oat mixture using your hands until a crumble forms.
  6. Pour the apples into the unbaked pie crust & top with the oat mixture.
  7. Bake for 40 minutes at 375 degrees.
For the caramel drizzle
  1. In a small saucepan over medium heat, add butter, light brown sugar, salt and water. Stir until butter melts.
  2. Bring to boil.
  3. Add in the milk and vanilla and stir until combined.
  4. Drizzle your desired amount over the baked apple pie.
  5. Store any leftovers in the refrigerator in an airtight container.
Adapted from Recipe Runner
Adapted from Recipe Runner
Simply Nicole http://simply-nicole.com/

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6 Comments

  1. October 23, 2015 / 2:21 pm

    What’s with the ice water?

    • October 23, 2015 / 2:46 pm

      it’s for the crust. πŸ™‚

      • October 23, 2015 / 3:54 pm

        It’s interesting…never seen ice water in baking before.

        • October 23, 2015 / 6:21 pm

          Yep. Apparently it helps mold the crust πŸ™‚

    • October 23, 2015 / 6:21 pm

      Thanks Leslee. I gave a piece to Jim and he really liked it!

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