Salted Caramel Apple Pie

 

This pie is all about contrasting textures and intense salted caramel apple flavor. A flaky bottom crust is filled with creamy caramel apple filling and topped with crispy brown sugar and butter crumb topping. Just to gild the lily, the pie is drizzled with more silky smooth salted caramel sauce after baking. Pre-baking the bottom crust and cooking the apple filling to thicken up all that delicious apple juice before pouring it into the crust ensures that the bottom crust stays flaky.

What you will need

2 cups unbleached, all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons granulated sugar

2 teaspoons salt

1 cup vegetable shorting

2 teaspoons white vinegar

1 large egg

1/4 cup ice water

2-3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice from one large lemon

8 cups tart apples, such as Granny Smith or Macintosh, peeled, cored and cut into 1/4 inch slices

1 cup caramel sauce, homemade or store bought, mixed with 2 tsp salt

1/3 cup granulated sugar

1/3 cup dark brown sugar

5 tablespoons corn starch

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon butter, cut into pea size chunks

1 cup unbleached, all-purpose flour

1/4 cup whole wheat flour

1/4 cup granulated sugar

1/4 cup dark brown sugar

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon grund nutmeg

7 tablespoons butter, melted

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