Happy November! Just in time for Thanksgiving, this recipe was born from a combination of the classic apple pie and apple crumble recipes. Oh, and finishing it with a sprinkling super fine sea salt on top (from a salt grinder). I love salted caramel everything (need to make this soon). Had to add my own spin on it.
Honestly, I really shouldn’t be writing this… I’m the worst sticking to recipes… I never completely follow a recipe. It’s all on taste when I cook. My grandmother, the baking perfectionist, would be so upset if she knew.
Salted Caramel Apple Crumble Pie Recipe from the Royal Kitchen
6 to 7 cups apples cut into thin slices (I recommend tart Granny Smith apples to counter the sweetness of the sugar)
1 cup white sugar (I usually don’t completely fill my cup- who needs all that sugar? The apples have it naturally)
1 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons melted butter
1 tablespoon lemon juice (optional)
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
fine ground sea salt to taste
1 package Organic pie crust (or make your own)
at least 1 cup of your favorite granola (I always save the last of a granola bag- you know those bits too small to eat? – and freeze for pies.)
- Place sliced apples in a large bowl. Sprinkle with lemon juice. In a small bowl, mix together white sugar, 2 tablespoons flour, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Sprinkle mixture over apples. Toss until apples are evenly coated. Spoon mixture into pie shell.
- In a small bowl mix together 2 tablespoons flour and brown sugar. Pour in butter until mixture is crumbly. Sprinkle mixture over apple filling. Grind salt over top. Some pies suggest covering top loosely with aluminum foil. (I did not.) Thumb down the sides of the pie to create a nice border.
- Bake in preheated oven for 25 minutes. Remove foil and bake an additional 25 to 30 minutes, until top is golden brown. About half way through the second baking process, add your granola crumbles, a few more shakes of the pie spices, and another grinding of the sea salt. Cool on a wire rack.
I’ve included the links to the original recipes at the top of this post. Maybe you’re the type to mis and match recipes like me, so it’s there for your reference. It was a huge hit in the castle.
Castle cooking hack:
Wondering what the secret to the bestest apple pie ever is? I’ll tell you, it’s simply this…
Go to the apple orchard and pick the apples yourself!
Enjoy your pie with friends and family. Let me know if you liked it!