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Slice of caramel apple pie with ice cream and extra caramel.

Easy Caramel Apple Pie

  • Author: Mindee
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 55 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes
  • Yield: One 9 inch pie 1x
  • Category: Pie
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


Try this unique yet easy twist on a classic apple pie!  No cinnamon or cloves!  Just a descant caramel sauce baked with apple slices in a flakey pie crust!  Top a big slice with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and drizzle with extra caramel for an unforgettable dessert! 


Units Scale
  • Unbaked Pie Dough for a 9 inch double crust pie
  • 1/2 cup Butter (no subs)
  • 3 Tbs . Flour
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 4 1/2 cups Sliced Granny Smith or Gala Apples (about 4 or 5 apples)


  1. Prepare your crusts.
  2. Line the bottom of a 9 inch glass pie plate with the bottom crust.
  3. Have the top crust rolled out and ready to cover the pie.
  4. Set aside.
  5. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees.
  6. Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium high heat.
  7. Whisk in the flour to form a paste.
  8. Add white sugar, brown sugar, and water all at once.
  9. Whisk until smooth and bring to a simmer and simmer for 5 minutes.
  10. Remove from heat and set aside for a moment.
  11. Peel and slice the apples thinly and uniformly.
  12. Dump into the prepared pie plate.
  13. Pour the hot caramel sauce over the apple slices.  (If you're wanting to drizzle caramel sauce over individual slices reserve 1/3 cup of the caramel)
  14. Cover the pie with the top crust and make slits for steam to escape.
  15. Bake 15 minutes at 425 degrees. Reduce the temperature to 350 and continue to bake for another 40 minutes.
  16. Cool pie on a cooling rack for 30-40 minutes before serving.


  • Apples- Granny Smith apples hold up the best.  They don't become mush when baking and while their tart flavor is toned down while still retaining their flavor. 
  • Pie Crust - You will need a double unbaked pie crust for this recipe. You can use your favorite crust recipe, purchase a crust or use my recipe for a homemade crust.
  • Salted Caramel Variation - For a salted caramel apple pie sprinkle the apple pie filling with sea salt before covering with the top crust.

Keywords: caramel apple pie, salted caramel apple pie, easy apple pie