So delicious and sweet! This pie, with its pastry crust and cinnamon-spiced oat topping, is the perfect combination of caramel apple pie and apple crumble.

Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
50 mins
total:
1 hr 20 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
1 - 9 inch pie
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
FOR THE CRUMBLE TOPPING
FOR THE PIE

Directions

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  • Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • To make the topping, combine the oats, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/4 cup flour, slivered almonds, and 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon. Cut in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs; set aside.

  • Roll out the pie dough into a circle and transfer it to a 9-inch pie plate. Trim the pastry and crimp the edge. Toss the apples with the lemon juice in a bowl to prevent browning. Combine the 1 tablespoon flour, 1/2 cup brown sugar, and 2 teaspoons cinnamon; toss with the apples to coat. Drizzle 1/4 cup of caramel sauce over the bottom of the pie shell. Add the spiced apple mixture; drizzle with remaining 1/4 cup of caramel sauce. Sprinkle the crumble topping evenly over the apples.

  • Bake the pie in the preheated oven for 50-60 minutes, or until the apples are tender and the crust is browned.

Nutrition Facts

456 calories; protein 5.3g 11% DV; carbohydrates 73.1g 24% DV; fat 17.6g 27% DV; cholesterol 15.5mg 5% DV; sodium 237.7mg 10% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (35)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/13/2008
This is actually my recipe and I have to say that they altered it a little when they published it. I actually sprinkle a tablespoon or two of flour into the bottom of the crust to prevent the sogginess from the juices. It works really well. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
11/29/2010
I read through all the reviews before attempting this recipe. I took the submitters advice and sprinkled flour over the bottom crust so it wouldn't be soggy. I also cut back the brown sugar in the filling by half so it wouldn't be too sweet (as quite a few reviewers commented it was too sweet) and added nutmeg to the topping and filling. I used pecans in the topping instead of almonds only because my husband dosen't like almonds. I thought there was a little too much topping I didn't use it all. I think next time I make the crumble topping I'll increase the butter. This came out very well it was a very pretty pie. The issue I had was though it looked quite pretty once I cut it it bled all over the place and fell apart. And it didn't taste good with the extra flour on the bottom to keep it from being soggy. We didn't go past that. I'm sorry.It was pretty. I feel bad that it just didn't work out for us. Read More
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43 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 24
  • 4 star values: 12
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
10/13/2008
This is actually my recipe and I have to say that they altered it a little when they published it. I actually sprinkle a tablespoon or two of flour into the bottom of the crust to prevent the sogginess from the juices. It works really well. Read More
(88)
Rating: 4 stars
11/02/2009
This recipe is good for a base but I made quite a few changes after reading the reviews first. I followed the suggestion to add a little more flour so I used 2 tablespoons flour. I made homemade caramel sauce and put some in the bottom and on top of the apples as well as drizzled over the finished pie. I didin't think 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon was quite enough for crumble topping so I added a whole teaspoon. I cut back on the brown sugar in the pie filling to 1/4 cup since the caramel and the crumb topping was already sweet. I want to taste a littel tartness from the apples. Suggestions for soggy crust. When you are preheating your oven, pop your crust in for about 5 minutes before you fill. Someone suggested to me a long time ago and I do every pie this way, even the ones I freeze. I have no problems with doughy or soggy crust. I'm giving a 4 star since it is a good start to a pie but I did have to altar the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/22/2008
This is an excellent tasting pie. The crunchy topping is wonderful, with a nutty (somewhat coco-nutty) flavor. I didnt't read all the reviews before I made it, but would recommend using just a touch more cinnamon like the other review states. Yummy Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/14/2008
I made this for my family and they all really loved it. I added extra cinnamon to my recipe however because I know my family are big cinnamon lovers. Unfortunately the pie did not have as much of a caramel-y taste as I wanted but I did not use exact measurements so I will not rate down for my possible mistake. Very good pie! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/25/2009
Excellent recipe! I read the other reviews about the pie being too 'soupy'. I decided to add a tsp of cornstarch to the filling mixture to avoid this and it thickened up nicely. Read More
(12)
Rating: 2 stars
11/29/2010
I read through all the reviews before attempting this recipe. I took the submitters advice and sprinkled flour over the bottom crust so it wouldn't be soggy. I also cut back the brown sugar in the filling by half so it wouldn't be too sweet (as quite a few reviewers commented it was too sweet) and added nutmeg to the topping and filling. I used pecans in the topping instead of almonds only because my husband dosen't like almonds. I thought there was a little too much topping I didn't use it all. I think next time I make the crumble topping I'll increase the butter. This came out very well it was a very pretty pie. The issue I had was though it looked quite pretty once I cut it it bled all over the place and fell apart. And it didn't taste good with the extra flour on the bottom to keep it from being soggy. We didn't go past that. I'm sorry.It was pretty. I feel bad that it just didn't work out for us. Read More
(11)
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Rating: 5 stars
08/17/2009
I took both the cornstarch and the flour in the bottom suggestions and had zero sogginess. This is SO GOOD! However my pie tin was totally overfilled and exploded in the oven and made a mess. Next time I will only use 4 apples and cut the filling by 1/3. I thought the amount of caramel was subtle but definitely noticeable. since I love caramel I will use just as much caramel next time even with less apples. Read More
(10)
Rating: 4 stars
11/23/2009
This turned out fabulous! I doubled the recipe and made two pies and they were delicious. Gave the other between family and friends. I took a lot of the reviews and added flour to the bottom of the pie and 1 tsp cornstarch to thicken it up. I wasn't runny at all! I also omitted the caramel during the baking process since everyone said you couldn't taste it. I added the caramel on each piece before serving and you still couldn't really taste it over all the other flavors but with vanilla ice cream it was great. I took a tip off the pie shell box and after baking for 15 minutes I put foil around the crust's edges and they baked perfect! Will be making this again next year. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/26/2010
I did use granny smith but left out the lemon juice and it was good this way. I just forgot it but since an ealreir review said granny smiths were bitter I think it was a good thing. I also skipped the almonds in the topping because I didn't have any and it was great. The second time I made it I made it in a 9x13 aluminum pan and did 1 1/2 times the recipe and I used pecans because it is what I already had. I drizzed it with a little of the carmel sauce for looks too. I used the No roll Pie Crust I from this site and it was great too. Mixed the dough right in the pan I spread it in. Very easy. Great recipe. taking it to a wienie roast tonight. Oh I did double the cinnamon in the topping but I love cinnamon. Read More
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