Hands down my mom makes the best apple pie in the world. She's passed on her "secret" pie crust recipe and I've mastered it pretty well, but I don't often make apple pie. There's just something special about bitting into an apple pie my mom has made. It's a beautiful thing. Biting into my mom's apple pie brings comfort, connects me to family, tradition and memories as far back as they go. So for now I'll leave my mom to make her traditional spectacular apple pie.
My mom's pie has a fairly unique crust and she only ever uses MacIntosh. While I wouldn't have it any other way, I'm OK with trying my hand at something different. So when I saw this recipe for Salted Caramel Apple Pie I just knew I had to give it a go. So glad I did. While I can't say it's better than my mom's, it's a very close second. So YUMMY!
We went apple picking so I used a variety of apples for this pie; MacIntosh, Spartan, Ginger Gold, to name a few. Some were sweet, some were sour (I don't think I've ever tasted Mac's as sour as these ones were), some were soft and others crispy. I was concerned the consistency of the apples might pose a problem. To my delight they turned out great. Just remember to cut your apple slices uniformly so they cook pretty much the same.
The recipe from "sally's baking addiction" calls for a lattice top but in my opinion, the best part of pie is the crust. So I made mine with a full top crust. The lattice looks really nice but you miss out on some of that flaky deliciousness. No skimping for me.
What makes this pie extra special is the homemade salted caramel sauce. This takes it over the top. It's super easy to make and you'll love it. Be sure to used either a wooden spoon or a spatula for stirring. Don't use a metal whisk and be patient, the sugar will melt, I promise.
Watch the video below to see the process step by step. It takes about 10 minutes or so to arrive at the caramel stage.
How to Video for Homemade Salted Caramel Sauce
From Apple Orchard to perfectly baked apple pie. Pair it with vanilla bean ice cream, drizzled "excessively" with salted caramel sauce. Perfect in the fall or any time of the year. Enjoy!
Salted Caramel Apple Pie
Recipe credit to sally's baking addiction
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