I’m publishing this post right as fall is around the corner, but I believe it’s always time for pie, no matter the season! I brought this bourbon caramel apple pie with us to the lake to celebrate my dad’s birthday – and it was a hit! There are a few different recipes you’ll use for this pie, but all of them use simple ingredients that take less than 30 minutes to make.
Here’s the thing, I love to bake and cook! But overly complicated recipes stress me out. It’s one of the reasons why I have yet to tackle making macarons. *It’s on my 30 before 31 list though, I’m going to make it happen.* So you can know for sure that every recipe I publish here on the blog will taste delicious, will use simple ingredients, and will not be too complicated to make. If I can do it, you can too!
Hacks if you’re short on time:
- Purchase caramel sauce from the store (the higher quality the better)
- If you must… purchase a pre-made pie crust. But I promise you, my pie crust recipe will take you less than 30 minutes, is super easy, and you probably have all the ingredients already!
Bourbon Caramel Apple Pie
- 2 Simple Pie Crusts <em>(unbaked!)</em> (http://breepair.com/simple-no-fail-pie-crust-3-ingredients)
- 7-8 Granny Smith Apples
- ½ Cup Granulated Sugar
- ¼ Cup All-Purpose Flour
- 1 tsp Lemon Zest* (*If you forget to buy a lemon, it's okay, I've made it without and it's still good. )
- ½ tsp Ground Cinnamon
- ¼ tsp Salt
- ½ Cup Bourbon Caramel Sauce
- Vanilla Ice Cream or Homemade Whipped Topping* (*Optional, but delicious to add to the top of your pie!)
First, make your pie crust using the simple pie crust recipe.
Then, make your bourbon caramel sauce following this recipe.
Preheat your oven to 400°
Peel your apples, slice them longways, and cut in half so they're in bite-size pieces.
Add your apple pieces to a large mixing bowl.
Add in all the rest of the ingredients to the apples, except for the caramel sauce, and mix it with a spoon until the apples are all well coated and the mixture is distributed evenly.
Add your caramel sauce on top and mix until distributed evenly.
Roll out your pie crust into your favorite pie dish, then gently pour your apple pie filling into the crust.
Top your pie with remaining pie dough however you'd like, for the picture attached to this recipe I doubled the pie dough and put a layer over the top. Decorate it however you'd like!
Bake for 30 minutes, then cover the top with foil so the crust doesn't burn.
Bake for an additional 10-15 minutes, or until apples are tender.
Serve warm or chilled, topped with ice cream or whipped cream, and of course, a drizzle of the leftover bourbon caramel sauce.
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