5 from 4 votes
Salted Caramel Apple Pie is a scrumptious twist on a classic dessert with a buttery, flaky crust, sweet & salty caramel sauce, and cinnamon spiced apples. Perfect for Fall and using up all the amazing apples from u-pick apple orchards!
Salted Caramel Apple Pie
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 20 mins
 
Salted Caramel Apple Pie is a scrumptious twist on a classic dessert with a buttery, flaky crust, sweet & salty caramel sauce, and cinnamon spiced apples. Perfect for Fall and using up all the amazing apples from u-pick apple orchards!
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 people
Calories: 306 kcal
Author: Amy Nash, House of Nash Eats
Ingredients
  • 1 double pie crust
  • 6-8 large apples, peeled and sliced into uniformly thin slices (10-12 cups)
  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup salted caramel sauce
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • Coarse sugar, for topping
Instructions
  1. Prepare the pie crust and set it in the refrigerator to chill. Meanwhile, make the salted caramel sauce and set aside 1/2 cup of the sauce for the pie and the remaining sauce can go in a jar for topping the pie just before serving.
  2. To prepare the pie, peel and slice the apples into thin (about 1/4-inch) slices and toss in a large bowl with the lemon zest and lemon juice. Add the flour, cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon and sugar and toss well to coat the apple slices.
  3. Roll out the bottom crust and use it to line a pie pan, then fill with the apple filling. This makes a very full pie and you will need to mound the apples high toward the center. They will bake down a bit as they cook, so don't worry too much about the height. Drizzle 1/2 cup of the salted caramel sauce over the top of the apples and then roll out and top with the remaining pie crust. I love the look of a lattice crust on a salted caramel apple pie, but you could use a solid crust with slits cut in the top if you prefer.
  4. Make an egg wash with the egg and a splash of water by using a fork to quickly beat the egg. Brush the egg wash over the top crust, then sprinkle with coarse sugar, if desired.
  5. Bake in a preheated 400 degree oven for 20 minutes. Without opening the oven door, turn the temperature down to 375 degrees and continue to bake for another 40-50 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown and the filling is bubbling inside. If the top crust starts getting too dark, cover the edges with aluminum foil or edge protectors if you have them.
  6. Let the pie cool for 4 hours before serving so that the filling has time to set up. To serve, drizzle each slice of pie with remaining salted caramel sauce. And I always like to eat my pie a la mode with vanilla ice cream.
Recipe Notes

My favorite pie crust recipe can be found in this post about making a perfect pie crust.  And use this homemade salted caramel sauce recipe, which turns out perfectly and is so easy!  Pie recipe lightly adapted from Sally's Baking Addiction.

Nutrition Facts
Salted Caramel Apple Pie
Amount Per Serving
Calories 306 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 17%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 18mg 6%
Sodium 173mg 7%
Potassium 158mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 52g 17%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 24g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 2%
Vitamin C 14%
Calcium 2%
Iron 8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.