Sunday, September 28, 2014

Caramel Apple Pie

The last burst of summer hit yesterday along with temperatures that were edging up towards 90°.  It was cooler this morning so a much better time to bake and I had gotten some beautiful apples.  Is anything better than caramel apples?  Mine are in the form of a pie this time.








Caramel Apple Pie

1 deep dish pie crust, baked per package directions
4 apples (mine were large so if smaller 5 or 6)
2 tbsp lemon juice
1/3 cup dark brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp cornstarch
1/4 cup cold water

Streusel

1/2 cup oats
1/2 cup flour
1/3 cup dark brown sugar
1/4 tsp salt
3 tbsp cold butter

Peel, core and slice the apples into even slices into a large saucepan.  Add in lemon juice, brown sugar and cinnamon and cook un til soft.  Stir in cornstarch that was mixed in the cold water to thicken the juices.  Pour into the baked pie crust.  In a small bowl, combine the streusel ingredients and place on top of apples.  Bake for 30 minutes at 350°.  Cool on a rack.  When cool top with 1/2 cup of caramel ice cream topping.