Salted Caramel Apple Pie + Giveaway

Double crusted honey crisp apple pie sweetened with cinnamon brown sugar and salted caramel. This salted caramel apple pie is delicious and so perfect for fall.

Salted Caramel Apple Pie | Cooking with a Wallflower

Guess what? Guess what?!

We’re celebrating seven years today with this salted caramel apple pie.

It’s been seven years since I started this blog!! How is that even possible?

Salted Caramel Apple Pie | Cooking with a Wallflower

Back in 2013, when I published my first post, I was in the middle of a very difficult period of my life. I had just failed my board exam and needed to wait a year to retake my test. And I needed something to do with my time, something to take my mind off of… well, life. So I started this blog with absolutely no idea what I wanted to do with it, with no experience taking photos of food or editing photos or running a website.

This blog became so much more than I had hoped it to be. It documented my growth in learning how to cook and bake, how to take photos and edit them, how to run a website. It documented bits and pieces of my life. It’s where I met friends who I have yet to meet in real life. This blog became a place where I could share my thoughts and feelings and creativity.

It is everything to me. And it wouldn’t be what it is today without all of you.

Salted Caramel Apple Pie | Cooking with a Wallflower

So to celebrate this milestone, I’m hosting a giveaway. Scroll all the way to the bottom to enter for a chance to win a $100 gift card of your choice. Thank you so much for being a part of my journey. It means everything to me <3

Salted Caramel Apple Pie | Cooking with a Wallflower

It’s also November, which means that it’s time to start planning for Thanksgiving. It’s one of my favorite holidays, especially since it’s a food oriented holiday. And it’s always so much fun figuring out what dishes to prepare for the big day.

And what’s Thanksgiving without a pie, right?

Salted Caramel Apple Pie | Cooking with a Wallflower

So this year, we’re making yet another variation of apple pie. This time? I’m pouring salted caramel alll over the top and letting it drizzle down into all the crevices of the pie.

Trust me, this salted caramel apple pie? It’s amaaaazing. And you’ll want to make it ASAP.

Salted Caramel Apple Pie | Cooking with a Wallflower

Buttery crust on the bottom seeped with all that cinnamon sugar and spices. Layers of sweet and tangy slices of honey crisp apples. And to top it off? Salted caramel poured over the top of the apples and trickling down all those layers of apples to cover every surface. It adds a depth to the apple pie that I can’t resist. This might just be my favorite version of apple pie.

Salted Caramel Apple Pie | Cooking with a Wallflower

 

You might think that salted caramel would make the apple pie too sweet. But it’s absolutely perfect. It’s best served slightly warm so you can taste the rich smoky notes of caramel in every bite as well as all the cinnamon and spices that embodies the flavors of fall.

I can’t wait for you guys to try this!!

And as always, all my pies are dedicated to my grandma, who was always a fan of my Thanksgiving pies. <3

Salted Caramel Apple Pie | Cooking with a Wallflower

Preheat the oven to 400F.

Place a pie crust dough into a 9 inch pie dish and crimp or flute the edges to your liking. Refrigerate the pie crust in the dish while preparing the apple filling.

In a large bowl, whisk together all purpose flour, brown sugar, ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, ground cloves, and ground ginger until combined. Add apples sliced into ⅓ – ½ inch thick into the bowl. Mix until all the apples are coated with the flour mixture.

Salted Caramel Apple Pie | Cooking with a Wallflower

Pour the apple filling into the pie dish and arrange the apples in an even layer so that they will bake evenly. Drizzle salted caramel all over the top of the filling and let the salted caramel fall into the crevices. Refrigerate while preparing the pie lattice.

Salted Caramel Apple Pie | Cooking with a Wallflower

Salted Caramel Apple Pie | Cooking with a Wallflower

Salted Caramel Apple Pie | Cooking with a Wallflower

I made my own salted caramel. You can find the recipe here. But you can also use a store bought one if you prefer.

Small Batch Salted Caramel | Cooking with a Wallflower

To create the pie lattice, cut the pie crust into one inch strips. Weave the strips over and under to create the lattice pattern. If you want a more complex pattern, you can cut some of those strips into thirds and do braids. You’ll need a third pie crust if you’re doing braids.

Mix together the beaten egg and a tablespoon of milk. Brush the eggwash over the lattice crust. This will help give the crust that golden brown look. Sprinkle coarse sugar over the crust.

Salted Caramel Apple Pie | Cooking with a Wallflower

Salted Caramel Apple Pie | Cooking with a Wallflower

Place the pie dish on a baking sheet so that if the pie filling bubbles over, it’ll fall onto the baking sheet instead of in the oven. Bake the pie at 400F for about 15 minutes, then lower the heat to 350F, and bake for an additional 45-50 minutes. If the pie crust starts to brown too quickly, cover with foil. The salted caramel will bubble and caramelized, the apples will have softened.

Let the pie sit and cool for about 3 hours so that the filling will thicken before slicing into it. If you slice the pie before it completely cools, the pie will fall apart.

Serve the salted caramel apple pie warm or cold. For this version of apple pie, I prefer it to be warm. And seriously, drizzle warm salted caramel all over the slice before you serve it. You won’t regret it.

Enjoy!

Salted Caramel Apple Pie | Cooking with a Wallflower

Salted Caramel Apple Pie + Giveaway
 
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Double crusted honey crisp apple pie sweetened with cinnamon brown sugar and salted caramel. This salted caramel apple pie is delicious and so perfect for fall.
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 6-8 servings
Ingredients
  • ⅓ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup all purpose flour
  • ¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground cloves
  • 4-5 medium honey crisp apples
  • 2-3 9-inch pie crust
  • ⅓ cup salted caramel
Eggwash
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon milk
Topping
  • Coarse sugar for sprinkling
  • Salted caramel for drizzling
Directions:
  1. Preheat the oven to 400F.
  2. Place a pie crust dough into a 9 inch pie dish and crimp or flute the edges to your liking. Refrigerate the pie crust in the dish while preparing the apple filling.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together all purpose flour, brown sugar, ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, ground cloves, and ground ginger until combined. Add apples sliced into ⅓ - ½ inch thick into the bowl. Mix until all the apples are coated with the flour mixture.
  4. Pour the apple filling into the pie dish and arrange the apples in an even layer so that they will bake evenly. Drizzle salted caramel all over the top of the filling and let the salted caramel fall into the crevices. Refrigerate while preparing the pie lattice.
  5. To create the pie lattice, cut the pie crust into one inch strips. Weave the strips over and under to create the lattice pattern.
  6. Mix together the beaten egg and a tablespoon of milk. Brush the eggwash over the lattice crust. This will help give the crust that golden brown look. Sprinkle coarse sugar over the crust.
  7. Place the pie dish on a baking sheet so that if the pie filling bubbles over, it’ll fall onto the baking sheet instead of in the oven. Bake the pie at 400F for about 15 minutes, then lower the heat to 350F, and bake for an additional 45-50 minutes. If the pie crust starts to brown too quickly, cover with foil. The salted caramel will bubble and caramelized, the apples will have softened.
  8. Let the pie sit and cool for about 3 hours so that the filling will thicken before slicing into it. If you slice the pie before it completely cools, the pie will fall apart.
  9. Serve the salted caramel apple pie warm or cold. Drizzle warm salted caramel all over the slice before serving

 

As a thank you for following along my journey all these years, enter the giveaway below for a chance to win a gift card of your choice. Good luck!

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19 comments

  1. kiwidutch says:

    I have a Canadian friend who, upon coming to live in the Netherlands, has a mission to find the best Appletaart recipe ever. I’m going to pass this one on as a new entrant into this race!

    The salted caramel looks amazing! Do you have to keep it in the fridge? or would it solidify if you did that? Congratulations on the Blogging anniversary!

  2. katelon says:

    I didn’t see the question as I wanted to make sure to congratulate you. My favorite fall desert is an apple/cranberry pie I make. If I’m at a thanksgiving event, pumpkin pie is my choice. I love it made with candied ginger layered on the bottom.

  3. katelon says:

    Congratulations! Your photos of food are so well done. And I love that you include bits of your life plus all the how to steps to the recipes. Here’s to many more years of enjoying your blog writing and the cooking and baking that inspire it!

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