This Caramel Apple Crisp Pie Recipe is delicious and easy to make. You’ll love how it tastes and that it’s really simple to put together. Just mix everything together, bake, and enjoy!

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Caramel Apple Crisp Pie

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Caramel Apple Crisp Pie in the process of being made. Focal point is a glass pie pan with crust, pie filling, and part of the crisp topping. On the counter surrounding is flour and measuring spoons.
Making a Pie

Apple Pie. One of the most classic desserts ever created. There are so many ways to make the beloved treat, that range from traditional to unique.

As one of the top 3 most popular pies, Apple seems to be a time honored dessert that isn’t going anywhere any time soon. The amount of desserts that include apples is quite extensive.

So I had fun testing and experimenting with combining a couple of classic apple desserts with the addition of a favorite flavor: caramel.

This recipe works well for a welcoming gift for a new neighbor, a lovely addition to a potluck meal, or the star of the show at your next Thanksgiving feast.

Don’t feel like you need to wait for a special occasion to make this pie! A weekday dinner is a fine excuse to make this pie as well.

But you may ask the same question my Mom did. “Isn’t this just a Dutch Apple Pie?” While I will admit it is similar, one big difference is the crisp topping using oats in addition to flour versus a dutch crumb topping of flour, sugar, butter.

Regardless, the addition of caramel to the filling and to the top makes this a dessert that will certainly stand apart at the holiday dessert table.

What is Caramel Apple Crisp Pie?

A delightful combination of Apple Crisp and Apple Pie with a sweet caramel flair. This pie is an easy crowd pleaser.

It has an amazing flavor, is super easy to cut photo worthy slices, and is just as good leftover as it is right out of the oven

A great dessert for family gatherings, holidays (I’m looking at you Thanksgiving!), or even just a cozy weekend treat.

Below I will outline what supplies you will need, what ingredients you will need to have, and the instructions you need to make this delicious dessert.

Join me in the kitchen, won’t you?

Caramel Apple Crisp Pie in the process of being made. Focal point is a glass pie pan with crust, pie filling, and part of the crisp topping. On the counter surrounding is flour and measuring spoons.
Caramel Apple Crisp Pie

How to Make Caramel Apple Crisp Pie?

Supplies:

Simple Ingredients:

Fruit Filling

  • Baking Apples
  • Clear Jell
  • Water
  • Sugar
  • Cinnamon
  • Caramel sauce

Crisp Topping

  • Oats
  • All Purpose Flour
  • Brown Sugar
  • Baking Powder
  • Butter
  • Optional: Vanilla Ice Cream or Whipped Cream as topping, additional Caramel drizzle

Basic Instructions:

  • Prepare your pie crust.
  • Mix Clear Jell and a portion of the water.
  • Mix together sugar, remaining water, and cinnamon in a medium sauce pan. Add Clear Jell mixture.
  • Boil mixture until thickened into a syrup.
  • Combine all Crisp ingredients except for butter. Cut in butter until course.
  • Slice apples into pie crust until it is heaping full. Pour syrup between layers of apples. Add caramel to top layer.
  • Top pie with Crisp mixture.
  • Bake at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 50 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Let cool for 10-15 minutes. Top with remaining caramel. Serve warm!
Caramel Apple Crisp Pie 
with crisp topping added, in a glass pie dish. A measuring cup and spoon sit to the left on top of scattered
 flour.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best apple to use to make apple crisp?

When making a crisp or a pie, the best apple is a tart apple. Rome is what I used in this recipe and they were delicious.

But you can also use Granny Smith, Jonagold, Braeburn, Golden Delicious, or Honeycrisp. Really this is up to your personal preference but a tart apple balances out the sugary syrup and caramel.

Is it necessary to peel apples for pie?

I highly recommend peeling your apples for pie filling because it makes for a better texture.

But do you have to? No, you don’t have to, its completely up to your preference and your amount of time available.

How far ahead can you cut apples for pie?

You can actually cut your apple slices a few days ahead if you keep them in a solution of water and lemon juice.

You can also mix up the water, cinnamon, and some sugar in a jar and add the apple slices. I stored mine this way for a few days before making this pie.

Should you prebake pie crust?

Not every pie recipe calls for prebaking the crust. it is best to prebake your pie crust if you will be using a liquid type filling.

A piece of Caramel Apple Crisp Pie with vanilla ice cream on top, drizzled in caramel sauce.
A slice of pie

More Frequently Asked Questions

How to avoid soggy bottom crust in pie?

The two easiest ways to avoid a soggy pie crust is to use an egg white wash and to prebake your crust.

Egg wash is simple to make. Take one egg white and 2-3 tablespoons of water and whisk briskly. Using a pastry brush, brush on to the entire interior of the pie crust and edges.

What happens if you don’t egg wash pie crust?

Depending on the filling used in your pie, it may be fine to skip the egg wash. If you are using a filling with a decent amount of liquid, like this pie recipe, you are better off doing an egg wash prior to prebaking your crust.

Should I bake apple crisp covered or uncovered?

I recommend baking a crisp topping uncovered to achieve a beautiful golden brown color.

How do you know when bottom of the pie is done?

When it comes to pie crust, it needs quite a bit of attention to avoid it being burnt. Keeping an eye on the crust will allow it to reach the perfect golden color.

Keep in mind that the edges will brown first, so it is best to check the bottom too. Easiest way to do that is with Pyrex glass pie plates. No guesswork!

Do you need to refrigerate pie?

If you know it will be finished in a few days, there is no need to refrigerate. Longer than 2 days, I recommend keeping it in the fridge.

A piece of Caramel Apple Crisp Pie with vanilla ice cream on top, drizzled in caramel sauce.

Caramel Apple Crisp Pie

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

This Caramel Apple Crisp Pie Recipe is delicious and easy to make. You'll love how it tastes and it's really simple to put together. Just mix everything together, bake, and enjoy!

Ingredients

  • one 9.5 inch Pie Crust

Pie Filling

  • 4-6 Baking Apples
  • 2 Tablespoons Clear Jel
  • 2 Tablespoons Water, plus 3/4 cup Water
  • 3/4 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 4-6 Tablespoons Caramel

Crisp Topping

  • 1 cup Oats
  • 1 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 cup All Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/2 cup Butter
  • Caramel to drizzle on top

Instructions

  1. Prepare your pie crust.
  2. Mix Clear Jel and a portion of the water.
  3. Mix together sugar, remaining water, and cinnamon in a medium sauce pan. Add Clear Jel mixture.
  4. Boil mixture until thickened into a syrup.
  5. Combine all Crisp ingredients except for butter. Cut in butter until course.
  6. Slice apples into pie shell until it is heaping full. Pour syrup between layers of apples. Add caramel to top layer.
  7. Top pie with Crisp mixture.
  8. Bake at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 50 minutes or until golden brown.
  9. Let cool for 10-15 minutes. Top with remaining caramel. Serve warm!

Notes

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