Not your traditional apple pie, this filling is caramelized apples held together with a very glossy, just-thick-enough apple syrup.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).

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  • Melt butter in saucepan over medium heat. Stir in white sugar, brown sugar, salt, cinnamon, and water. Bring the syrup to a boil, stirring constantly to dissolve sugar, then remove from heat.

  • Unroll pie crusts, press one into a 9-inch pie dish, and place the apples into the crust. Unroll the second crust on a work surface, and cut into about 8 1-inch wide strips. Criss-cross the strips over the apples, or weave into a lattice crust. Crimp the bottom crust over the lattice strips with your fingers. Spoon caramel sauce over pie, covering lattice portion of top crust; let remaining sauce drizzle through the crust.

  • Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes. Reduce heat to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C), and bake until the crust is golden brown, the caramel on the top crust is set, and the apple filling is bubbling, 35 to 40 more minutes. Allow to cool completely before slicing.

Nutrition Facts

454.3 calories; 3.4 g protein; 56.6 g carbohydrates; 22.9 mg cholesterol; 259.4 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
11/13/2011
I think this is a fantastic Apple pie! I have never used a store bought pie crust but I realise you were only experimenting, and yes you can use any ole apple to make an apple pie, I have tried them all and they all work just fine! I will make this pie again for sure. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/26/2011
Not sure what went wrong. Maybe it's because I used regular salted butter since that's all I had on hand. But there was no "gooey caramel", just sauce the consistency of broth. Possibly boiling longer would help. Even after 15 extra minutes of cooking, the bottom crust was not done. Too many apples that didn't hold any semblance to pie. It looked great before cutting, and once I made some penuche and poured over the top, it served up like an apple crisp. Read More
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307 Ratings
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  • 4 star values: 42
  • 3 star values: 12
  • 2 star values: 7
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
11/12/2011
I think this is a fantastic Apple pie! I have never used a store bought pie crust but I realise you were only experimenting, and yes you can use any ole apple to make an apple pie, I have tried them all and they all work just fine! I will make this pie again for sure. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/21/2012
Just tried this for the first time; really great recipe, and so easy! I added 2 tablespoons of flour, a dash of nutmeg, and a tablespoon of lemon juice based on the ingredients I saw for another apple pie. That thickened up the juice and gave it a great taste. And I know it was probably inferred (and of course I completely forgot), but next time I'll skin the apple, lol. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/18/2011
Excellent tasting and easy to make. The first one I made seemed to have too much syrup in it even after cooling. It was not big deal... I just drained the excess and it was fine. This time I didn't use all of the caramelized syrup. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/26/2011
Not sure what went wrong. Maybe it's because I used regular salted butter since that's all I had on hand. But there was no "gooey caramel", just sauce the consistency of broth. Possibly boiling longer would help. Even after 15 extra minutes of cooking, the bottom crust was not done. Too many apples that didn't hold any semblance to pie. It looked great before cutting, and once I made some penuche and poured over the top, it served up like an apple crisp. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/09/2014
If you follow the recipe without adding anything, this is hands down a 5 star recipe. I don't like nutmeg or apple pie spice - I'm strictly all about brown sugar and cinnamon when it comes to baking with apples. I know, I'm probably not normal but I like keeping things simple. BTW - this is no means a simple tasting pie! It's delish, no need to add lemon or orange essence (really, who does that to apple pie?) nutmeg or flour. And how simple was it to make by making a syrup and pouring on the pie? Can't get easier than that. The only thing that was hard was peeling the apples and slicing them. Even the hubs liked it considering he's not a an apple pie lover. Don't change a thing, kudos to Chef John! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/02/2012
Excellent recipe. I added lemon and orange essence due to lack of lemons. I recommend the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/22/2012
Best Apple Pie I have Tasted. Didn't look like the picture but tasted fantastic. Will definetly use this recipe again tks Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/20/2012
very good Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/01/2012
Priceless Read More
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