The Best Apple Pie

If you are looking for a crowd-pleaser this holiday season, this pie is it! My husband isn’t a pumpkin pie fan, and the kids don’t love pie crust, but this pie is always anticipated this time of year and such a treat. The streusel topping with roasted pecans is my favorite part. Bon appétit!

Ready for the oven

Caramel-Pecan Apple Pie


Apple-pecan filling
  • 7 cups sliced peeled tart apples
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup caramel ice cream topping, room temperature
  • 1 unbaked pie crust (9 inches)
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted

Streusel Topping:

Streusel topping
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 6 tablespoons cold butter
  • 1/4 cups caramel ice cream topping, room temperature
  1. In a large bowl, toss the apples with lemon juice and vanilla. Combine pecans, sugars, cinnamon, and the cornstarch; add to apple mixture and toss to coat. Pour the caramel topping over bottom of pie crust; top with apple mixture (shell will be full). Drizzle with melted butter.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the flour, pecans, and sugar. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle over filling.
  3. Place pie on a cookie sheet (to prevent any messes). Bake at 350° for 55-65 minutes or until filling is bubbly and topping inis browned. Immediately drizzle with caramel topping. Cool on a wire rack.
  4. Serve warm with Vanilla Ice Cream.

**Recipe from Taste of Home Best Holiday Recipes. 2009.

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