Updated: Nov 1, 2022
This is a very untraditional apple pie that I've been baking for YEARS - every time Fall rolls around it's my go-to recipe. I can't recall where exactly I got the recipe from, but I do know I modified it a bit originally and it's perfect.
A typical apple pie consists of apples being tossed in a cinnamon and sugar blend, but this apple pie recipe calls for a gooey caramel-like sauce that coats each apple in deliciousness. The recipe is easy, you combine the ingredients in sauce pan and when it's ready, you pour it over the sliced apples.
6-8 medium-large sized apples peeled, cored & sliced
1 recipe for a 9-inch double (2) pie crust (or store-bought pie crusts)
1/2 cup unsalted butter
3 tablespoons all purpose flour
3 tablespoons water
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon (plus a little more for top of pie)
A pinch of salt
1 egg white to brush onto crust (if desired)
Here's what to do:
1. Peel, core and slice 6-8 apples
2. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Melt the butter in a saucepan. Stir in flour to form a paste. Add water, vanilla, white sugar and brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt. Stir, and then bring to a boil. Reduce temperature and let simmer.
3. Place the bottom crust in your pan. Add in half of the apples and then gently pour some of the sugar and butter liquid over apples. Add the rest of the apples until slightly mounded and continue to pour the liquid over them, pour slowly and try to make sure every apple is covered.
4. Cover the apples with other pie crust as desired (lattice work, slitted top - you can look up some great ones and find tutorials on YouTube). Lightly brush egg whites on top of pie if you want a crispier crust.
5. Bake 15 minutes in the preheated oven. Reduce the temperature to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Continue baking for 35 minutes until apples are soft.
6. Let cool for about 15-30 minutes. Enjoy with ice cream or whipped cream if desired!