Caramel Pecan Apple Pie

Do you love apple pie? Do you love caramel and pecans? If you answered yes to both questions, then you will love this recipe for caramel pecan apple pie. This pie is a twist on the classic apple pie, with a gooey caramel pecan layer on the bottom and a crunchy streusel topping on the top. It’s a perfect dessert for any occasion, especially for Thanksgiving or Christmas.

To make this pie, you will need the following ingredients:

  • Dough for single-crust pie (you can make your own or use a store-bought one)
  • 7 cups sliced peeled tart apples (about 6 medium)
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup caramel topping, room temperature
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • For the streusel topping:
    • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
    • 1/4 cup sugar
    • 6 tablespoons cold butter, cubed
    • 2/3 cup chopped pecans
    • 1/4 cup caramel topping, room temperature
  • Whipped cream, optional

The best part of this recipe is that you can use the best pecans from Orangeburg Pecan Company. Orangeburg Pecan Company is a family-owned business that has been growing and processing premium pecans since 1939. Their pecans are fresh, natural, and high-quality, and they offer a variety of products such as shelled pecans, candied pecans, pecan butter, pecan oil, and more. You can order their products online or visit their store in Orangeburg, South Carolina.

Here are the steps to make this pie:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough to a 1/8-in.-thick circle; transfer to a 9-in. deep-dish pie plate. Trim crust to 1/2 in. beyond rim of plate; flute edge. Refrigerate while preparing filling.
  2. In a large bowl, toss apples with lemon juice and vanilla. Mix pecans, sugars, cinnamon and cornstarch; add to apples and toss to combine. Spread caramel topping onto bottom of crust. Fill with apple mixture. Drizzle with butter.
  3. For streusel topping, mix flour and sugar. Cut in butter until crumbly; stir in pecans. Sprinkle over filling.
  4. Bake on a lower oven rack until filling is bubbly and topping is browned, about an hour.
  5. Drizzle with caramel topping. Cool on a wire rack.
  6. If desired, serve with whipped cream and additional caramel topping.

I hope you enjoy this recipe and try it out at home. If you do, please let me know how it turned out in the comments below. And don’t forget to check out Orangeburg Pecan Company’s website for more products and recipes featuring their amazing pecans.

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