Magic Apple Pie and a Trip to The Pumpkin Farm

I made twelve of these pies yesterday. I think you should make at least one. Six have already disappeared and four are flying out the door when my daughter stops by after work later today. Here are the comments from my family:

The husband: This pie is the perfect combination of caramel and apple. (enough said)

My daughter, (the foodie): It's like taking something really wholesome like apple pie and making it wicked and decadent and luscious. She also added that she thought maybe I had used the leftover apples from the Garden of Eden.

The Cook, (Moi),: It tastes like a caramel apple baked in pie crust. Hey, I'm not a poet, I'm just the cook.

And finally,

The Blog Tech: He said it tastes like dumping Candy Land into a blender. His sister describes him as having a weird and awesome mind.

So if you decide to make this little bit of wonderful, here is the recipe.

Use any recipe you are comfortable with for a two crust pie. I always use a pate' brisee but this is so good I think you could use store bought dough with good results.

This recipe is for one pie but you will see that I made twelve 6 inch pies by tripling the recipe.

Roll out your dough.

Lightly spray your pan with cooking spray.

Line the pie plate with dough. I keep them in the refrigerator while I prepare the apples. Peel and thinly slice enough apples to fill your pie. I like to use Granny Smith's for this recipe. Slice the apples thin. Big chunks just do not cook thoroughly.

Pile the apples in the pan and top with a lattice top. If you don't know how to make a lattice just google it. I already have too many pics on this post!

In a heavy pan melt 1/2 cup of butter. Stir in 3 T. of flour and whisk it for a few minutes. Add 1/4 C. water, 1/2 C. white sugar and 1/2 C. of dark brown sugar. Bring this to a boil, whisk it a bit and then let it simmer on low until ready to use.

Once the lattice is in place it is time to add the caramel sauce.

Ladle the sauce through and over the lattice and allow it to seep into the pie.

A closeup for a better look. Place these in a preheated 425 degree oven for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, lower the oven temp to 350 degrees and continue to bake for 45-60 minutes.

The sauce should be bubbling when the pies are done and the crust should be golden. I can always tell when my pies are done by the smell.

I always bake my pies on a cookie sheet lined with parchment. I also place the cookie sheet on a pizza stone which helps to crisp the bottom crust.

You can see how the sauce and juices have thickened.

You may never make any other kind of apple pie again.

And just in case you have absolutely nothing else to do today other than sit around and read my blog, I give you another trip to another pumpkin farm!!!

The Blog Tech and I were shooting down a country road in the Batmobile when we spotted this cabbage patch. That is me in the car and the BT jumped out to take cabbage pics.

The we spotted these.

Which lead us to this place...colorful isn't it?

This is where we bought the snake gourds.

Turban squash.

Pumpkin heaven.

These could not fit in my car.

These were still too big.

The white one was just right.

Cinderella pumpkins.

Ewwwww.....I took a pass on these. Too creepy for me. They looked contagious.

I love how ghostly white pumpkins look.

Pink and green pumpkins?

Gourds galore.

I wanted to swim in this sea of mini pumpkins.


After we left we came upon these creepy crosses.

The Blog Tech jumped out to take these picks and then jumped right back in when he realized that one of these could go up for him if he didn't get off of the road!

Go bake a pie!!!

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Anonymous said…
I made the other recipe for apple pie, granny greens, and the topping sat for awhile when it cooled. But it tasted delicious and half went out the door with my daughter. Yummy! Thanks!
TMCPhoto said…
I've made caramel apple pie by tossing my apples with those little caramel squares you can get during Halloween; this looks yummy too. Once the Bean is out and I can eat what I want again this house is going to have the scent of baking apples... that is if I'm not totally exhausted by being awake every hour to feed a newborn. Maybe I'll be able to get my Ma-in-law to do the honors
I love mini pumpkins -- they're so darn CUTE!
Jennifer said…
Those look delicious! Love the pumpkin farm, what a neat place.
Scrap Vamp said…
Oh, these look delicous! I'm not one for apple pie but since you said they taste liike caramel apples, I'm going to give them a try! Thank you for the recipe!
SharleneT said…
You are a bad influence on me! I totally love this recipe and will now be the envy of my neighborhood -- for this year, anyway -- won't share the recipe till next year, when I'm through basking in honors... I could taste while reading the recipe... thanks for sharing... (are you neglecting Teddy?)... come visit when you can...
faerwillow said…
~pumpkin heaven...that picture is gorgeous the way the sun is glistening on them...and white ghostly ones are my favorite!! you have sent me over the moon this morning with your caramel apple pie...sigh...warm wishes and brightest blessings~
That apple pie looks delicious! But all my apples are destroyed by the Rowan moth this year! I have hundreds of apples and all are destroyed!! It doesn´t feel right to have to buy apples when I should have that many, just to make a pie.

I do like those contagious looking pumpkins :-)

Big problems for me to put in photos in my blog today! I gave up after just a couple. Time to leave blogger perhaps?
Have a great day now!
sweetlocal said…
You are a baking and blogging machine! Those pies look delicious.
Sara said…
The pie looks sinfully good. YUM! And the pumpkins... oh how I love them. Even the weird looking ones. :)
Guillaume said…
I am usually not a big fan of apple pies, but those look delicious.

And I love the pumpkins, as usual.
William Bezek said…
CandyLand in a blender...I like it. Those pies look like the perfect fall treat.
All I had to read were those descriptions... I'm making this pie! ♥
Deborah said…
The pumpkin farm is nice but lets talk about the pies. I am so going to be making this recipe. Thank you !
Oh my goodness! This does look like decadent pie!! Love the pumpkins, well most of them!
justjoycee said…
Great looking pies, love the caramel on top. Must try this recipe very soon. Nice post!
Teresa said…
That pie does look just perfect!
Sonia ;) said…

All I can say is....MMMMMMMMMMMM
LisaDay said…
I think I will try that recipe for Thanksgiving, which is next weekend for us. Thank you.

Those pumpkins did look contagious.

Kim Pate said…
I made this pie for my host family today. They don't really celebrate Halloween in Finland so I also bought my five year old sisters some funny witch hats. After eating the pie (while wearing the hats of course) they told me that they loved Halloween because of the pie and could they sleep in the hats.
Phase 1 of Mission: Bring Spooky Fun to Finland Complete. : D
Pricilla said…
I can picture you in one of those bins full of mini pumpkins instead of little balls like the kids play in.

Badly formed sentence. I am not feeling well...
Incipient Wings said…
This all looks awesome! especially the sweets you bake!!!
I have chosen you for the "One Lovely Blog" award!!
I just wanted to say thank you for sharing!
Anonymous said…
That's my pie! Well, I've been using a similar recipe. I partially cook my little apple chunks in the sauce because I love little apple chunks. That usually takes care of the doneness problem for me. And I add lots of cinnamon, a little nutmeg, and a wee bit of ginger and clove. I find that I don't care for the store bought crusts, they are too thin with a saucy filling like this.
Have you tried making tartlettes with this filling? I usually make a batch with streusel topping as one of my Thanksgiving desserts.
I could talk about desserts all day!