Salted Caramel Apple Pie.

Here is a classic lattice-topped all American apple pie bubbling with salted caramel and gooey, cinnamon apples!

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In light of Independence Day, I figured I’d make an American classic. With a modern twist, of course.

Kevin’s mom came over on Tuesday and we spent the afternoon making pie. As we waited for the pie crust to chill, I taught her how to use Pinterest. Pies & pinterest. Such is my life!

America’s birthday called for homemade apple pie this year. Who says this classic dessert staple can only be enjoyed in the Autumn months? Apple pie has been and will always be in my top 3 favorite desserts.  It’s actually Kevin’s #1 dessert, so we’ll be happily eating this pie for the next few days. Content and watching fireworks. 😉

Salted Caramel Apple Pie. The holy grail of caramel apple desserts! Click for easy-to-follow instructions. Recipe by

Warning: This post is lengthy. Lots of photos and lots of text!

There are three parts to this pie. The buttery, flaky crust. The salted caramel sauce. The cinnamon-spiced apples. Let’s begin with the crust.

How to make tender, flaky pie crust. An easy recipe!

Pie crust can be tricky, but it doesn’t have to be. It’s made with a few simple ingredients. Flour, salt, cold water, and fat. You can make pie crust with shortening or with butter. Why shortening? Shortening aids in creating flakiness. Flaky, tender, melt-in-your mouth crust. Butter imparts unparalleled, impeccable flavor.  Nothing beats butter.

However, my pie crust uses both. The best of both worlds. Flaky, tender, buttery pie crust made from shortening AND butter. It’s nothing new – tons of folks do it this way. And it’s the way I like it.

Important notes: you need cold fat. Chilled butter and chilled shortening. And you need ice cold water. COLD. Cold, cold, cold.  Why the emphasis on temperature here? Keeping your pie crust as cold as possible helps to keep the fat from melting. If the butter melts before baking, you lose the flakiness of the pie crust. When the lumps of fat melt in the oven as the pie bakes, their steam helps to separate the crust into multiple flaky layers. Warm fats and water will lend a hard, crunchy crust instead of a nice tender flaky crust.

Today’s recipe is for a double crust pie. Do you want visuals for how to make the dough? See my step-by-step tutorial page.

You’re going to cut the cold butter and shortening into the flour until the mixture resembles coarse meal. Pea-sized bits with a few larger bits of fat is OK. I use a pastry cutter. It’s easier, less messy, and quicker.  If you do not have a pastry cutter, use two forks. But buy one – they are an inexpensive addition to a baker’s kitchen!

To the fat/flour coarse crumbs, slowly add the ice cold water. Measure 1/2 cup of water. Add ice. Stir it around. From that, measure 1/2 cup of water (since the ice has melted a bit). Slowly drizzle into the dough, working it in with a large spoon until the dough begins to clump. Once the dough clumps, do not add any more water. Roll out the dough on a floured work surface. The dough should come together easily and should not feel overly sticky. Divide dough into half and chill per the instructions in the recipe below.

Make the apple filling as the dough is chilling. Fresh lemon juice, lemon zest, apples, flour, spices, and sugar. I suggest using a variety of apples.  I used Pink Ladies (sweet) and Granny Smiths (tart). You get more complex flavor in each bite using a combo.

Salted Caramel Apple Pie. The holy grail of caramel apple desserts! Click for easy-to-follow instructions. Recipe by

Roll 1 of the balls of chilled dough into a large circle. Greater than 9 inches in diameter, because that is the size of the pie dish you’ll use. Go for a 11-12 inch diameter. Further instructions for rolling the dough and lining the pan are in the recipe box below. Next, add the pie filling to the dough. You may think – “there is way too much filling, it won’t fit!” But it will. The cake is very tall – deep dish style!

Make the salted caramel sauce using my step-by-step photos.

I don’t know about you, but I adore salted caramel. With cupcakes, cookies, pretzels, and many more.

How to make Salted Caramel Sauce.

Pour 1/2 cup of salted caramel over the apples.

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Salted Caramel Apple Pie. The holy grail of caramel apple desserts! Click for easy-to-follow instructions. Recipe by

Take the remaining chilled dough ball out of the refrigerator. Roll it out into a 11-12 inch diameter.

I made a lattice top for the pie. You may chose the kind of crust style that you want. Any other style requires you to cut several ventilation slits on the crust top. Just go with lattice. It’s prettier.

Making a lattice top pie crust is easy. Use a pastry wheel, pizza cutter (what I used!), or a sharp knife. Cut 16 strips 1/2 inch wide. Carefully thread the strips over and under one another, pulling back strips as necessary to weave. Brush the top with an egg wash, then sprinkle with coarse sugar. I realize the topping looks like salt in these photos, but it’s coarse sugar I swear.

How to Make a Lattice Pie Crust

Position your oven rack to the lower third position. Place the pie dish on a baking sheet to prevent any oven spills. Bake the pie at 400F degrees for 20 minutes. The initial high temperature will help the crust brown. After 20 minutes, reduce to 375F and bake for another 40-50 minutes. Reducing the temperature will allow the apple filling to cook thoroughly before the crust burns.

If the crust is getting too brown, place a sheet of aluminum oil over top of it. When the pie is ready, the caramel will be bubbling up.  You can also test the apples with a small knife to make sure they are tender (but not mushy).

At this point, your house will smell like a bakery. Sweet, sweet apple pie! Allow the pie to cool for 4 hours so the caramel and apple juices thicken.  Waiting is torture, I know!  Serve the pie with the remaining salted caramel.  One slice is sure to satisfy all of your salty-sweet cravings!

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Salted Caramel Apple Pie. The holy grail of caramel apple desserts! Click for easy-to-follow instructions. Recipe by

The extra caramel sauce you pour on top will bring added sweetness and moisture to the filling. You’ll need the extra sauce since, comparatively, the filling isn’t made with too much sugar as is.

I love my updated version of the traditional classic! It’s the holy grail of caramel apple desserts. Comparable to eating a giant caramel apple, but with a buttery flaky crust thrown on top. We served ours with melty vanilla ice cream because there’s always room for ice cream, right? There is no reason to wait until fall’s harvest to make your new favorite apple pie.

I can see myself finding any excuse to throw this pie together. :)

Salted Caramel Apple Pie. The holy grail of caramel apple desserts! Click for easy-to-follow instructions. Recipe by

Salted Caramel Apple Pie. The holy grail of caramel apple desserts! Click for easy-to-follow instructions. Recipe by

Salted Caramel Apple Pie

Yield: 1 pie

Print Recipe

Makes 1 pie, 10-12 slices. The dough may be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator for up to 5 days or in the freezer for up to 2 weeks. The pie is best served the same day, but may be covered tightly and stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.


Basic Pie Dough

  • 2 and 1/2 cups (315g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 and 1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 6 Tablespoons (90g) unsalted butter, chilled and cubed
  • 3/4 cup (154g) vegetable shortening, chilled1
  • 1/2 cup (120ml) ice water


  • homemade salted caramel sauce
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon zest
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) fresh lemon juice
  • 6 large apples, cored, peeled, and thinly sliced2 (approx 10-12 cups total - use a variety for better flavor, such as Pink Lady, Granny Smith, or Honey Crisp)
  • 1/4 cup (31g) all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup (100g) granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • coarse sugar for topping


  1. Read all of the directions that I wrote in this post before beginning the following recipe. It will help you!
  2. Make the crust first: Mix the flour and salt together in a large bowl. Using a pastry cutter or two forks, cut in the butter and shortening until the mixture resembles coarse meal (pea-sized bits with a few larger bits of fat is OK). Drizzle the cold water in, 1 Tablespoon (15ml) at a time, and stir with a rubber spatula or wooden spoon after every Tablespoon (15ml) added. Do not add any more water than you need to. Stop adding water when the dough begins to form large clumps. I always use between 1/3 cup (75ml) and 1/2 cup (120ml) of water. Transfer the dough to a floured work surface and, using your hands, fold the dough into itself until the flour is fully incorporated into the fats. The dough should come together easily but should not feel overly sticky. Form into a ball. Divide in half, then flatten each into a 1-inch disk and wrap each tightly in plastic wrap. Chill in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours. For a visual guide to making this crust, see my step-by-step photos.
  3. Make the caramel using my step-by-step photos as a visual guide. Do this as you wait for the dough to chill.
  4. Next, make the apple filling as the dough is still chilling: Put the lemon zest and lemon juice into a very large bowl. Add the apples and toss gently. In a small mixing bowl, combine the flour, cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon, and sugar. Pour over the apples and gently toss to combine. Set aside.
  5. Roll out the chilled pie dough: On a floured work surface, roll out one of the discs of chilled dough (keep the other one in the refrigerator). Turn the dough about a quarter turn after every few rolls until you have a circle 12 inches in diameter. Carefully place the dough into a 9x2 inch pie dish. Tuck it in with your fingers, making sure it is smooth. With a small and sharp knife, trim the extra overhang of crust and discard.
  6. Fill the pie crust with the apples. There are a lot of apples, but pile them tightly and very high. Drizzle with 1/2 cup of the salted caramel, reserving the rest for topping.
  7. Preheat oven to 400°F (204°C).
  8. Make the lattice crust: Remove the other disc of chilled pie dough from the refrigerator. Roll the dough out, 12 inches diameter. Using a pastry wheel, sharp knife, or pizza cutter, cut 16 strips 1/2 inch wide. I always use a clean measuring tape or ruler as a guide to assure the lines are straight. Carefully thread the strips over and under one another, pulling back strips as necessary to weave. Using a small and sharp knife, trim the extra overhang. Clamp down the edges of the dough with a fork or your fingers.
  9. Brush the lattice top with the beaten egg. A very thin coating - you don't want scrambled eggs on top of your dough. Sprinkle with coarse sugar.
  10. Place the pie onto a large baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes. Keeping the pie in the oven, turn the temperature down to 375°F (190°C) and bake for an additional 40-50 minutes. If the top of your pie is getting too brown, cover loosely with aluminum foil. The pie will be done when the caramel begins to bubble up. A small knife inserted inside should come out relatively clean.
  11. Allow the pie to cool for 4 hours before serving. Drizzle the pie with the extra caramel sauce to serve. This apple pie is best served on the same day, but it can be covered tightly and stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  12. Make ahead tip: The pie crust dough can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator for up to 5 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator before using. Baked pie freezes well for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator and allow to come to room temperature before serving.

Additional Notes:

  1. For the crust, make sure your shortening and butter are VERY cold.
  2. Slice your apples a uniform thickness. You don't want some solid apples and some thin, mushy apples.

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311 Responses to “Salted Caramel Apple Pie.”

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    Kateposted April 12, 2014 at 8:32 am

    Okay super random comment sorry, but not sorry
    you should really crimp your crust- it gives you a pretty pie and an extra reason for for a wider crust if you like crust :)
    PS I love your blog!!


    • Jessreplied on September 16th, 2014 at 7:50 pm

      I kind of agree Kate. The crimped crust looks really cute. But without one, it looks really clean and you just focus on the lattice top.


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    Andreaposted April 15, 2014 at 10:39 pm

    Hi Sally! Quick question, if I want to change the filling for bananas instead of apples, would there be any other crucial change to the recipe, the time of it being in the oven or anything, Im afraid that since apples have more consistency than bananas it might come out a bit smushy, thank you!!


    • Sallyreplied on April 16th, 2014 at 10:07 am

      I do not suggest making this pie with sliced banana. So mushy! Maybe search for a banana cream pie recipe instead?


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    Andreaposted April 16, 2014 at 5:24 pm

    Thank you for your quick response! I thought so, anlther quick question, I live in Paraguay in South America and I was not able to find shortening, can I sub it with vegetable margarine? It melts slower than butter and has a content of water I believe, will it come out delicious?! :) and is there a variation on the amount if I do that?
    Thanks again!


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    Taylorposted April 20, 2014 at 3:30 am

    Can I try this with pears?


    • Sallyreplied on April 20th, 2014 at 7:54 am

      I’m sure that would be tasty, yes. Enjoy!


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    Allen Vergakisposted April 24, 2014 at 4:19 am

    You have such great recipes! You’re a sweetheart and I love your site!


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    tricia dominguezposted June 3, 2014 at 5:30 am

    Hi, Sally. Would it be totally fine if I leave out the caramel sauce in the recipe? Or should there be an adjustment in the amount of sugar because of the absence of the caramel? Thanks. :)


    • Sallyreplied on June 3rd, 2014 at 7:44 am

      Leaving out the cameral without adjusting anything else in the recipe is just fine. I do it all the time. Enjoy!


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    Erinposted June 21, 2014 at 8:28 pm

    First of all I want to tell you that I made this pie tonight, and everybody in my family said it was the most delicious apple pie they’d ever eaten! It’s all gone now, and people are already requesting that I make it again tomorrow! So delicious! Second, I want to say thank you for blog and all the amazing recipes you post! You are a huge inspiration, and because of your blog, I’ve become so passionate about baking and I even plan to go to pastry school! Thank you for all that you do, and I hope to bake almost as good as you one day!


    • Sallyreplied on June 22nd, 2014 at 9:25 am

      Thanks for all the kind words Erin. :) Baking, like anything else in life, takes practice. You’ll gain your confidence in the kitchen, I promise. Keep at it! And this pie is my favorite recipe.


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    Abbyposted July 2, 2014 at 3:10 am

    Hi Sally! I love your blog! I just have a quick question: What if I’d like this apple pie to be served in single pie tins? Like, 4in diameter tins. How long should I put it in the oven? Thank you :)


    • Sallyreplied on July 2nd, 2014 at 7:41 am

      Hey Abby! This pie can certainly be made in smaller pie tins – but I am unsure of the bake time.


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    Shaynaposted July 13, 2014 at 2:04 pm

    I would like to make this pie for my first pie competition- what do I do about drizzling the caramel? Since I can’t serve it in individual prices should I just drizzle it over the entire pie before it is served or is there something else I should do?


    • Sallyreplied on July 13th, 2014 at 6:51 pm

      Hi Shayna. I would simply drizzle the whole pie with caramel.


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    Lauraposted August 24, 2014 at 12:38 am

    Hi Sally!
    I have your pie crust sitting in my fridge as I speak, but I think I may have added a bit too much water? How can I tell if I have?
    And will it affect the pie too much?
    Thank you!


  11. #
    Sarah Durrantposted September 14, 2014 at 3:57 pm

    Hi Sally!

    Should there be any adjustments for high altitude baking?


    • Sallyreplied on September 15th, 2014 at 12:00 pm

      Hi Sarah, I have no experience baking my apple pie recipe at high altitude. However, I’ve had a few readers at high altitude report back saying this pie has baked up just fine exactly as written.


  12. #
    Amyposted September 15, 2014 at 10:19 am

    This blog was so well-written and photographed, I had to try this recipe with the my mega-load of apples. Unfortunately, I had a lot of problems with it. The biggest one appears to be it is very “short”–too much butter/shortening. I couldn’t move the crust to the pie plate or weave the strips without it constantly breaking. I have a huge “cookie cutter” that makes a lattice top for a pie, and that was even worse. In the end, it looked just as beautiful as your photos, but it tastes VERY much like butter/shortening. I’m sure I measured correctly, and I made two pies separately, and they both turned out the same.

    My family doesn’t care for salted caramel, so instead I used the caramel sauce from your cinnamon roll recipe, but it turned out darker than yours and doesn’t taste quite right, either.

    Overall, disappointing results–but it looks lovely!


  13. #
    Hannahposted September 28, 2014 at 1:33 pm

    Hi Sally!
    I have made this pie many times before and love it. I was wondering if instead of doing a lattice top do you think I could just cover the whole top of the pie with pie crust?


    • Sallyreplied on September 28th, 2014 at 2:51 pm

      Absolutely. Make sure you cut a few slits in the top crust so steam can be released during bake time.


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    Chelseaposted September 28, 2014 at 2:15 pm

    i am using this crust with Apple pie filling I canned. Do I need to bake the additional 40-50 min?


    • Sallyreplied on September 28th, 2014 at 2:50 pm

      I’m unsure exactly. Typically, pies take anywhere from 45-70 minutes.


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    Gerri Annaposted September 28, 2014 at 11:54 pm

    LOVED this pie!!! I’d never baked anything, at all, ever, from scratch and this was a perfect recipe for my taste buds to try my very own baking skills. I’ll never eat store bought cakes again!! Thank you for this recipe!!!!


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    Shubhiposted October 6, 2014 at 10:59 am

    Hi Sally,

    No one in my family has ever made pie before, so this might sound like a silly question. Can the pie dough be made before hand? And if so, how long in advance can it be made and still be good?


    • Sallyreplied on October 12th, 2014 at 8:41 pm

      Hi Shubhi. The unbaked pie dough may be stored in the refrigerator for up to 5 days or in the freezer for up to 2 weeks. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator before rolling out and using in the recipe.


  17. #
    Lindsayposted October 12, 2014 at 11:50 am

    Hi Sally,

    I’m going to attempt this pie today. :) I’m wondering if I can/should reheat it prior to serving or do I just serve at room temperature?




    • Sallyreplied on October 12th, 2014 at 5:03 pm

      Either way is fine, Lindsay – I love it at room temperature and it is easier to slice that way. If you care to reheat, a quick 15 minutes at a low oven temperature (200 – 250F) is good.


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    Amyposted October 26, 2014 at 12:09 pm

    Have just made this apple pie and it is amazing. My family loved it! The caramel sauce is absolutely scrummy too. Your instructions are brilliant; perfectly detailed and so easy to follow. THANK YOU!


  19. #
    Sammy Hposted October 26, 2014 at 12:13 pm

    Hi Sally! First off- Omg I looovvveeee ur blog


  20. #
    Sammy Hposted October 26, 2014 at 12:19 pm

    I was about to make this fantastic looking pie when I wondered; is it possible to replace the lemon juice with apple cider? Thanks!!


  21. #
    Vicki Sposted November 1, 2014 at 9:15 pm

    Your pies, crusts and directions are wonderful for a person like me that NEEDS step by step instructions! I have a question on your caramel apple pie. I am to make your caramel sauce then use ALL of it in the pie? Or do I reserve some for the drizzle on top…and how much. Told you I need completely explicit instrunctions!


    • Sallyreplied on November 3rd, 2014 at 11:21 am

      Hi Vicki – see step 6 for a little more detail. Drizzle with 1/2 cup of the salted caramel, reserving the rest for topping.


  22. #
    Stacyposted November 10, 2014 at 8:35 pm

    Hi Ms….ooops, I mean MRS. 😛 Sally!

    I am a 13 year old gal (14 in a few days!) who is absolutely in loooove with your website and my family falls in love with everything I bake from your website!! I am crazy about apple pie but where I live they don’t sell vegetable shortening. D': would it be alright if I substituted the shortening with butter, so when i make your pie crust it would be using the original “6 Tablespoons (90 grams) unsalted butter, chilled and cubed” and “3/4 cup (154 grams) butter, chilled” ? Or is there something else I can substitute the shortening with? I LOVE YOUR BLOG!!!!!!! <3


    • Gabbyreplied on November 16th, 2014 at 4:21 am

      Perhaps you could use margarine? Margarine is, like shortening, made from vegetables, so it would have a closer consistency than to adding all butter. I have the same problem and am trying to figure it out, too.


      • Stacyreplied on November 20th, 2014 at 9:42 pm

        Thank you for the suggestion! It’s hard to find margarine here too so I’m going to try using all butter 😀 Wish me luck!! :)

      • Stacyreplied on November 23rd, 2014 at 7:54 pm

        I tried using all butter and… came out great!!! The was delicious, but I can’t wait to try it with the shortening the next chance I get 😀 So I guess it’s safe to say: all butter works!!! >_< thank you for the suggestions!! :)

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    Staceyposted November 13, 2014 at 9:35 pm

    going to try this for thanksgiving… do the apples need to be peeled or just sliced? Rookie, first time making an apple pie. Thanks!


    • Sallyreplied on November 14th, 2014 at 7:42 am

      yep, peeled


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    Arianna M.posted November 16, 2014 at 4:58 am

    Whenever I make the salted caramel sauce, it ends up tasting somewhat like burnt sugar. Do you have any tips to avoid that, or is that what it’s supposed to taste like?


    • Sallyreplied on November 16th, 2014 at 10:48 am

      Hi Arianna, no it’s supposed to taste like caramel with salt. Sounds like you may be heating the granulated sugar a little too long OR are letting the butter/heavy cream/sugar boil too long? Try reducing your heat slightly. That will help too.


      • Arianna M.replied on November 24th, 2014 at 2:41 am

        Ok, thank you! Do you think altitude would have an affect on it? I’m in Harare, Zimbabwe and we’re at almost 5,000 feet above sea level.

  25. #
    rachaelposted November 17, 2014 at 7:08 pm

    Hi Sally:
    My boyfriend’s favorite pie is apple pie! He is coming with me to my family’s this year. I am planning on making an apple pie for him. However, he just wants a plain apple pie. Could I make this without the caramel sauce in the pie and just serve that on the side for anyone who wants a drizzle? Also, I’ve heard of doing brown sugar in the filling…would that be good? And what would the proportions be if so if you’ve tried it before? One last thing, I can’t turn the oven I will be using to 400. Is there an alternative to this to let the crust brown? Do I have to leave it in longer? Thanks!!!!


    • Sallyreplied on November 17th, 2014 at 8:46 pm

      Hi Rachael, (1) yep! (2) I’m not sure, i’ve never tried that with this particular recipe. i’m sure it would be just fine (3) I assume the same as granulated sugar (4) turn your oven to the highest temperature it can go (I assume 375?) and bake for maybe 25 minutes instead of the 20


      • Rachaelreplied on November 19th, 2014 at 12:13 pm

        Thank you so much! I also heard about using cornstarch instead of flour. Would you recommend doing this?

  26. #
    Lauren Dayposted November 18, 2014 at 9:25 pm

    Just wanted to say thank you so much for the great recipe! This was my very first pie and I (obsessively) followed all of your directions. The salted carmel turned out perfect! I had a little trouble working the dough being a first timer, so I rolled it out on parchment and then flipped it over into the pie dish and that worked pretty well! My lattice top was hilarious looking. Not super beautiful, but the pie turned out great. I mean really, really, delicious. I should mention too that I didn’t realize that it would take 4 hours to rest (the only part I apparently didn’t obsessively read)! So my husband and I waited until 10 pm on his birthday to eat it. The kiddos went to bed sad so I gave it to them with their breakfast! I will be checking with you for all my baking needs:) Thanks!


  27. #
    Dawnposted November 20, 2014 at 10:28 am

    Sally — yours looks the best (for Thanksgiving). I’m wondering if I can make it ahead and freeze it. I know you have to cook frozen pies about 15 minutes longer, but do you think freezing it will ruin it in any way? I have to cook the whole dinner myself, so don’t want to do a complicated pie on the “day of”. thanks so much!


    • Sallyreplied on November 20th, 2014 at 12:32 pm

      Hi Dawn. Freezing this pie is OK. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator. Or maybe you can make it on Wednesday and just let sit overnight (covered) at room temperature and then reheat for a few minutes in the oven before serving on Thursday. Sometimes freezing ruins the texture. Still tasty, of course, but not quite as delicious as fresh.


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    Stacyposted November 22, 2014 at 3:57 am

    Hi! One quick question: I read that after the pie is done baking, I have to wait 4 hours before serving? Is that very important? Would it be alright to wait for just 20-30 minutes and then serve? Please reply quickly!! :)


    • Sallyreplied on November 22nd, 2014 at 10:19 am

      I suggest waiting that long because it allow the filling to set– otherwise your filling may be a little liquidy. If you don’t mind that, you can serve after 20-30 minutes.


      • Stacyreplied on November 23rd, 2014 at 7:52 pm

        Thank you so much! My family loved the apple pie!! I am just IN LOVE with your blog you are so so so so soooooo amazing and may God bless you, Mr. Kevin, Jude, and your future kids as well!!!!!!!!!!!! 😀 <3

        I have made countless recipes from your blog and everyone adored them! I bought your cookbook and every recipe is soooo easy and tastes divine!!!!! I beg of you to make another cookbook soon please ;P <3

  29. #
    Crystalposted November 22, 2014 at 1:47 pm

    I love your recipes, over the summer I made your lemon blueberry layer cake, my husband was so impressed he insisted that we take some to his parents. That cake didn’t make it to a second day. This morning I made the salted Carmel…oh my goodness how easy that is to make and of course fabulous. It is so good I had to make a second batch. I will be preparing the salted Carmel Apple pie for Thanksgiving…so very excited to see everyone’s faces as they bite into it. I want you to know that my family appreciates you and how easy you make baking for novices like myself. Thank you so much for being accessible on the Internet. God bless you and your family.


    • Sallyreplied on November 22nd, 2014 at 2:09 pm

      thank you so much Crystal!


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    Brynnposted November 25, 2014 at 1:16 am

    Hello! I’m super anxious to make this pie for our thanksgiving feast! Have you ever “precooked” your apples and seasonings? Also can you layer the caramel sauce in with the apples and use all the sauce? Rather than just pouring it on top and reserving 1/2 of it?


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    Savannahposted November 25, 2014 at 5:59 pm

    Hi I was wondering if I could swap out the lemon juice for squeezed orange juice? Great recipe!


  32. #
    Lexieposted November 27, 2014 at 4:17 pm

    So, yesterday I spent six and a half hours baking in the kitchen; I think I sat down once the entire time. That’s because I was making this, the pumpkin cake cheesecake, and your peppermint bark. Sure, it was time-consuming and exhausting, but it was beyond worth it, because they all turned out BEAUTIFULLY. Not only are they all absolutely delicious–and this has been attested to by all 12 people over for Thanksgiving–but they look gorgeous, too! This was actually the first pie I made by myself, and it turned out perfectly, both in taste and looks (the lattice is GORGEOUS). I don’t even usually like apple pie, but I adored this. The brightness of the lemon with the rich sweetness of the caramel was perfect.

    Basically, all of your recipes are golden. I’ve lost track of how many recipes I’ve made from this site, but I can tell you now that they are always, without fail, incredible. So I’m thankful for you. :)


    • Sallyreplied on November 27th, 2014 at 4:56 pm

      Thank you Lexie. What a wonderful Thanksgiving dessert spread you had!


  33. #
    Lynsey Rostposted November 29, 2014 at 1:07 am

    Sally, I cannot even express how amazingly deliciously incredible this pie is! I decided to make apple pie for Thanksgiving this year and when I did a test run (with a different recipe) it was a catastrophe! I was so nervous to make another pie, but I know I love all of your recipes so I made this one and I am SO glad I did. Everyone raved about it and I have had so many people request to have the recipe. I have made many many many of your recipes thus far, but this one took the cake (or I supposed pie, in this case!)! Thank you so much for all your wonderful recipes. I truly love your blog!


  34. #
    Davidposted December 7, 2014 at 1:44 am

    Finally made this. AMAZING!!!!! Thank you so much.


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    Jenniferposted December 25, 2014 at 6:56 pm

    Love your recipes. I give you credit whenever I share something I’ve baked. My co-workers thank you. Made this apple pie tonight but replaced the lattice with a crumb topping. Served it up with some vanilla ice cream and of course more salted caramel sauce, which is the best ever! I will never buy the jar stuff again! Happy Holidays!


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    lamijaposted December 31, 2014 at 5:14 am

    Is it possible not to put egg in the filling? Thank you :)


    • Sallyreplied on December 31st, 2014 at 7:31 am

      The egg is used for brushing the pie crust. You may leave it off and simply brush with olive oil.


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    barb.posted January 17, 2015 at 8:03 pm

    I thought I knew how to make an apple pie – until I found yours – and I even managed a lattice top – I was so excited! And the taste was out of this world. I made the salted caramel but it turned out less well in flavor than I liked so I did put some on top of the pie but not too much. Thank you for your posts – you cant fail if you try to! You are a star – have a great 2015.


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    Jennaposted March 10, 2015 at 3:37 pm

    I absolutely love this pie crust and mine comes out tasting really good but for some reason I can’t get it to roll out just falls apart and sticks to the rolling pin and counter. I have to end up putting it in the pie place and forming it with my fingers. I do everything the recipe says so i’m not sure whats going on…can anyone make any suggestions as to why this is happening?
    Thanks a lot :)


    • Sallyreplied on March 11th, 2015 at 2:57 pm

      Jenna, I wonder if there is too much moisture in your pie dough. Try slightly reducing the ice water amount– this should help!


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    Molly M.posted March 27, 2015 at 11:01 am

    Hi Sally! I made this pie for my family on Pi day and they were absolutely blown away by how great this pie was! My mom couldn’t stop raving about the crust! This was my first time making a pie completely from scratch and thanks to your fabulous recipe, pies are my new favorite thing to make. I can’t wait to try your peach pie recipe next!


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    Bridgetposted April 8, 2015 at 10:08 am

    just wanted to add that I have made these pies two years in a row. I make a bunch of them during the apple season and deep freeze them and then bake them from a frozen state with your baking instructions. I add an extra 10 minutes to the 375 degree times (so an hour total at 375) and they are so delicious!

    Thanks for the recipe.


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    Hildaposted May 11, 2015 at 8:34 pm

    I do not like clove or nutmeg what can I substitute it with?


    • Sallyreplied on May 11th, 2015 at 8:45 pm

      You can add a little more cinnamon if you’d like


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    Michelleposted June 20, 2015 at 7:50 am

    Thanks for another winning recipe, Sally! Made this for Mother’s Day with the inlaws and it was such a big hit. I couldn’t decide if I should be pleased or perturbed that there wasn’t a single slice left to take back home with us :)

    Cheers, Michelle


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    Chelleposted July 1, 2015 at 12:42 pm

    After your great Baking Basics on pie crust I’m SO excited to try this amazing apple pie for the forth of July!!  I looked through all of the comments and didn’t see this question. About how many cups sliced, or what weight presliced, should we use approximately?  Apple sizes can vary quite a bit even within the same variety depending on the store. Thanks!!


    • Sallyreplied on July 1st, 2015 at 1:16 pm

      So happy you’ll be trying this. You want about 5 lbs of apples.


      • Chellereplied on July 1st, 2015 at 1:29 pm

        Thank you so much!  That is a lot!  My recipe for mile-high apple pie uses about 4 and I have to do some serious jigsaw placement to make it all fit. I’m really jazzed for this!!  My people requested your peanut butter Butterfinger cheesecake they are obsessed with so I’m going to be one busy momma! :-) 

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    Loriposted July 1, 2015 at 2:22 pm

    OMG, Sally I just want to say that I love you and your blog. Thanks to you, you inspired me to create my own blog and share my baking addiction LOL.

    Also is it fine if I use some of your recipes on my blog and just reference your website underneath it??

    I LOVE YOUU!!!


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    Nathaliaposted July 1, 2015 at 5:35 pm

    Hi Sally! Your recent blog post left me thinking about pies… I’ve never tried baking one and am kind of nervous about it. Love this pie idea and I think it would taste great. I’ve never seen pink lady apples… Can you suggest an alternative that I could buy to give that “sweet” and complex flavor you spoke of? Thanks :)


    • Sallyreplied on July 2nd, 2015 at 11:40 am

      Nathalia, how about Braeburn, Jazz, or Honeycrisp?


      • Nathaliareplied on July 2nd, 2015 at 11:15 pm

        Thank you for your help! I appreciate your responses :) Went to the store and got some Apple varieties that you suggested. I’m excited for my first pie attempt! :)

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    Nathaliaposted July 1, 2015 at 9:47 pm

    How did you prevent the apples from browning (before putting them in the pie and cooking it)?


    • Sallyreplied on July 2nd, 2015 at 11:34 am

      The lemon juice!


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    Rachel Pageposted July 14, 2015 at 2:18 am

    Delicious! It came out perfect!


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    Austria Azacetaposted July 20, 2015 at 10:54 am

    Hi Sally,
    Ok, so i made this pie on friday sans caramel sauce.   The crust was absolute perfection!!!! Seriously so flakey & delicious & very easy to make! It was the first time i made the crust from scratch & it worked out beautifully!!  My filling was good but not as sweet as it should’ve been.  I was wondering if perhaps it was cause of the lack of caramel sauce.  I may try ever so slightly reducing the lemon juice next time & adding a tad more sugar.   Overall it was great! Apple pie is my favorite & this will definitely be made again soon!  Also, it looked just gorgeous!  I did the lattice top & was so pleased that it came out so nice!  Thank you so much for the wonderful instructions!!   


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    Sondosposted August 19, 2015 at 4:09 pm

    Hi sally ! Im in LOVE with your recipies and im doing now your apple pie that im sure its going to turn out the best as always , but while im piling my apples they werent high as yours an im sure that they were 6 ?! Will it affect the baking time ?


    • Sallyreplied on August 19th, 2015 at 6:37 pm

      Hi Sondos! The baking time will still be about the same if you used 10-12 cups sliced apples.


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    Kyrieposted August 25, 2015 at 11:49 pm

    OMG!! I just want to say this is the best apple pie recipe I have ever made. It completely melts in my mouth!!! 


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