Easy Caramel Apple Pie | The BEST Easy Apple Pie Recipe (2024)

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Love apple pie but not all the effort? You won’t believe how quick and easy it is to whip up this amazingly delicious Easy Caramel Apple Pie!

My husband really, really loves apple pie. It is the only dessert he ever asks for. But, being the devoted wife that I am, I would only ever make it for Thanksgiving. Because let’s face it: apple pie is a lot of work. Between the homemade crust and all those apples that need to be peeled and cored and sliced, it just wasn’t a commitment I was willing to make on a regular basis.

Until now.

A few months ago, on our month-long road trip, some friends introduced us to a handy little tool that has changed our life! You may have already heard of it, but I was blown away. It was an apple corer-peeler-slicer. Have you ever seen one? They are SO cool! We have never eaten so many apples in our life, and by always keeping a few rolls of refrigerated pie crust handy, I can now literally whip up an apple pie any time the urge strikes.

Oh-So-Easy Caramel Apple Pie

My go-to apple pie recipe is pretty simple, but I sometimes like to jazz it up with the addition of some homemade caramel sauce. It also works great with a jar of store-bought caramel, or you can skip the caramel altogether and just add extra sugar. I also like to use a combination of sweet and tart apples for better flavor.

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Here is what you need:

1 package refrigerated rolled pie crust (2 rolls)
5 tart apples (I like Granny Smith)
3 sweet apples (such as Pink Lady, Macintosh, Envy or Honeycrisp)
½ cup sugar
2½ tablespoons lemon juice
1½ teaspoons cinnamon
¼ teaspoon nutmeg
3 pats butter
1 8-oz. jar caramel sauce (optional)
1 large egg
1 tablespoon heavy cream

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Step 1: Peel, core and slice apples. Remove pie crust from refrigerator and let sit on counter for 10 minutes. Preheat oven to 375ºF. Note: Peeling and slicing the apples is the hardest part of making apple pie, so just trust me when I say that if you like apple pie, buying one of these apple corer-peeler-slicers might be the best money you ever spend. It literally took me about 5 minutes to core, peel and slice all 8 apples.

Step 2: In a large bowl, mix apples, sugar, lemon juice, cinnamon and nutmeg until apples are well coated. Note: If you are omitting the caramel sauce, be sure to add an extra ¼ cup of sugar here.

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Step 3: Unroll first pie crust and set on 9½” pie plate. Unroll second pie crust on cutting board and cut out design or pattern, if desired.

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Step 4: Place ½ of apples in pie crust. Top with 3 pats butter. Cover with remaining apples.

Step 5: Heat caramel in microwave to bring it to pouring consistency. Carefully pour over top of apples.

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Step 6: Carefully place 2nd crust over top of apples and crimp edges with edge of bottom crust to seal.

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Step 7: Whisk together egg and heavy cream. Carefully brush top of pie with egg mixture. Sprinkle with sugar if desired.

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Step 8: Bake at 375ºF for 60-75 minutes, until crust is brown and juices are bubbly. If crust begins to brown too quickly, cover with foil. Let cool on wire rack before serving.

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Oh-So-Easy Caramel Apple Pie

A great addition to your Thanksgiving pie lineup!

Course Dessert

Cuisine American

Keyword Oh-So-Easy Caramel Apple Pie

Prep Time 20 minutes

Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes

Total Time 1 hour 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 package refrigerated rolled pie crust 2 rolls
  • 5 tart apples I like Granny Smith
  • 3 sweet apples such as Pink Lady, Macintosh, Envy, or Honeycrisp
  • ½ cup sugar
  • tablespoons lemon juice
  • teaspoons cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 3 pats butter
  • 1 8 oz. jar caramel sauce optional
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon heavy cream

Instructions

  1. Peel, core and slice apples. Remove pie crust from refrigerator and let set on counter for 10 minutes. Preheat oven to 375ºF.

  2. In a large bowl, mix apples, sugar, lemon juice, cinnamon and nutmeg until apples are well coated. (If you are omitting the caramel sauce, be sure to add an extra ¼ cup of sugar here.)

  3. Unroll first pie crust and set on 9½" pie plate. Unroll second pie crust on cutting board and cut out design or pattern, if desired.

  4. Place ½ of apples in pie crust. Top with 3 pats butter. Cover with remaining apples.

  5. Heat caramel in microwave to bring it to pouring consistency. Carefully pour over top of apples.

  6. Carefully place 2nd crust over top of apples and crimp edges with edge of bottom crust to seal.

  7. Whisk together egg and heavy cream. Carefully brush top of pie with egg mixture. Sprinkle with sugar if desired. Bake at 375ºF for 60-75 minutes, until crust is brown and juices are bubbly. If crust begins to brown too quickly, cover with foil. Let cool before serving.

Recipe Notes

Preparing the apples is the hardest part of making apple pie, so just trust me when I say that if you like apple pie, buying one of those apple corer-peeler-slicers might be the best money you ever spend. It literally took me about 5 minutes to core, peel and slice all 8 apples.

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