Whatcha Makin' Now?: Easy Caramel Apple Pie


Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Easy Caramel Apple Pie

   Easy Caramel Apple Pie - so quick and easy and perfect for fall!

Boy, do I have a treat for you! My sweet friend Dawn of Joyful Scribblings is here and she made us pie. Apple pie is my favorite so she couldn't have picked a better recipe. Make sure to check out Dawn's blog; she posts some amazing recipes, home decorating ideas, some of the coolest party ideas, and so much more. Thanks to Dawn for guest posting for me! 

I'm honored Chelsea asked me to write a guest post for her this week. We met at a Kansas City Blogger's Cookie Exchange and I was the lucky recipient of some of her Christmas cookies. She is a very warm and welcoming person and a great person to collaborate with on blog projects. We worked together on a Lazy Days and BBQ series and I hope we have the opportunity to put together another blog series soon. I love to share recipes and my favorite finds on my blog Joyful Scribblings. I've collected some of my apple recipes to share with you today.

I enjoy baking in the Fall and Winter months and love the aroma of fresh apple pie. I'm also a huge fan of caramel. This caramel apple pie combines the best of both worlds and is easy to make. There is no need to peel the apples and I use a store-bought crust. However, if you like making apple pies I suggest investing in an apple peeler and slicer. I've had mine for years and it makes peeling and slicing an apple so much quicker.

Easy Caramel Apple Pie 

  • 10 caramels cut into 4 pieces or you can use 40 or so of the Kraft caramel bits
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 3 cups chopped apples (1/2 in. cubes)
  • 2/3 cup caramel ice cream topping
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup pecan pieces
Combine caramel candies, 1/3 cup flour, chopped apples, caramel ice cream topping and lemon juice. Mix well. Pour mixture into a frozen regular 9 in. pie crust and sprinkle with 1/2 cup pecan pieces. I like to put a little strip of aluminum foil around the crust so that it doesn't burn. Bake at 375 degrees on a preheated baking sheet for 40-45 minutes. Do not refrigerate.

Optional: Serve with whipped topping or vanilla ice cream.

Please click on the links for all of the other apple recipes. I hope you enjoy them!

This apple dip is one my daughter's favorites. She often likes to eat it without the apples.

Apple Dip - good with or without apples
This Apple Snicker's Salad is a great no bake option.

Apple Snicker's Salad
This Apple Bread recipe comes from one of my Nordstrom Cookbooks and would be great for a brunch or just to eat as a snack.  
Apple BreadLast but not least, 20 caramel apple topping ideas for a caramel apple bar.  
20 Topping Ideas for a Caramel Apple Bar