the day you have all been waiting for is finally here. APPLE PIE! but not just any apple pie, oh no: salted caramel apple pie. i have been waiting until american thanksgiving was approaching to create & share this recipe. i received the salted caramel sauce from one of my readers a little over a month ago & refused to open it until it was time to make this pie. do you know what kind of torture that is? staring at a jar of salted caramel every time you open the pantry! anyone who eats things straight out of the jar with a spoon understands the pain i went through. but now look! i can reward myself with a big slice of apple pie & drizzle all the left over salted caramel i want on it!

NOTE: for this particular pie, i used a delicious salted caramel that was sent to me by kristin of the ardent homesteader. you can find her cara-sel here. you can also use my recipe for homemade salted caramel which can be found here.


for the dough

  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, cold & cubed
  • 1/3 cup vegetable shortening, cold
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup ice water
  • 1 egg, for egg wash (optional)

for the filling

  • 5-6 cups sliced tart apples
  • 1/2 raw sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/3 cup salted caramel, plus more for drizzle


  • begin by making the dough. using a food processor pulse the flour, salt and sugar.
  • add the cubed butter, shortening and vanilla. pulse until a crumb like mixture forms.
  • add the cold water one tablespoon at a time until the crumbs begin to come together. turn out onto a pastry board and shape dough into a disk. if dough seems wet, add a bit more flour. if the dough seems dry, add a bit more water.
  • wrap in cling wrap and refrigerate for minimum 2 hours.
  • for the filling mix apples, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla and cornstarch in a bowl. toss until evenly coated and combined.
  • once you are ready to assemble the pie, pre-heat oven to 400 degrees.
  • roll out half the dough between 3/4cm and 1cm thick. transfer to pie dish, clean up & shape edges. poke dough with a fork a few times to allow steam to release.
  • add 1/3 of apple mixture & drizzle with 1/3 of salted caramel. repeat, finishing off with a layer of salted caramel.
  • roll out remaining dough to the same thickness for the top.
  • add one tablespoon of water (or milk) to egg to create an egg mixture. brush all over pie top & bake pie for 35-40 minutes.
  • let cool completely before serving. serve with vanilla ice cream & additional salted caramel.

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