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There may be nothing more intoxicating than the smell of a fresh-from-the-oven caramel apple pie.

Caramel Apple Pie
Servings:

serving time8

Ingredients

  • Bottom crust:

  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 tablespoon sugar

  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 cup cold vegan butter, cubed

  • 2 to 3 tablespoons ice water

  • 1 tablespoon vegan butter, softened

  • Caramel:

  • 2 cups apple juice

  • 1/2 cup coconut cream

  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar

  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

  • 1/8 teaspoon cloves

  • Filling:

  • 8 cups apples, peeled and thinly sliced (mixture of Sweet Tango, Gala and Fuji)

  • 1/4 cup sugar

  • 1/3 cup flour

  • 1/8 teaspoon allspice

  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice

  • Top crumble:

  • 3/4 cup flour

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar

  • 1/3 cup butter, room temperature

Instructions

  1. Prepare the bottom crust: In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar and salt. Incorporate butter using your fingers, or by pulsing a few times in a food processor. Mix until it becomes a coarse meal. Add ice water 1 tablespoon at a time until dough comes together.

  2. Knead the dough once or twice, then shape into a ball and wrap in plastic wrap. Store in the fridge overnight up to 2 days.

  3. Prepare the caramel: In a nonstick saucepan over medium heat, heat the apple juice for about 10 minutes until it’s reduced to about 1 cup. Add the coconut cream, brown sugar and spices and bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Lower heat to medium and cook for 3 to 4 minutes, or until sauce has thickened a bit. Remove from heat.

  4. On a floured surface, roll dough out into a 12-inch circle using a rolling pin coated in flour. Transfer to a pie tin and press into bottom. Pinch borders of the pie crust. Spread the softened butter on the crust. Pierce crust with a fork, then place in freezer for 15 minutes.

  5. Prepare apple filling: In a large bowl, toss the apples with sugar, flour, spices, butter and lemon juice.

  6. To assemble: Remove pie crust from freezer. Pour the coated apples into the crust, spreading them out evenly. Pour the apple juice caramel overtop. Return to freezer.

  7. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

  8. Using a medium mixing bowl, combine crumble ingredients.

  9. Take pie out of freezer, top with the crumble, and bake for 45 to 60 minutes, or until juice is bubbling and crumble is golden brown.

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Transcript

- If you're looking for the perfect caramel apple pie, look no further. It's so good, I've already had a slice. Let me show you how to get started on this recipe so you can have a slice yourself. So to get this caramel apple pie started I'm gonna start by making the apple cider caramel. So in this pan we have apple juice that's already been reduced so it's already thicken. It takes about 10 minutes so I'm gonna place it on medium heat. And then I'm gonna add in my brown sugar, some coconut cream. And I'm adding my cinnamon and cloves. Now I'm gonna stir all of these together. And I just wanna make sure that the coconut cream gets really well mixed in to the juices and the spices. I'm gonna let this caramel sauce starts to simmer and thicken on its on. And while I let that do its thing, I'm gonna roll out my pie dough. It's in plastic wrap because it was in the fridge for about an hour, and that helps the crust not melt when you start rolling it out immediately. I'm gonna coat this with some flour. So I'm rolling out my pie crust into a 12 inch circle. That way I know that it'll completely cover the pie glass. So now I'm gonna transfer it onto this pie glass. Bear with me. Woo, wow. And then if there is a little too much overhang right here from the crust, you could always just add it to a spot that's really in need of crust. 'Cause everybody deserves a delicious piece of this pie. So now that the pie crust is covering the whole pie glass, I'm just gonna give this caramel a quick stir. It's starting to bubble up really nicely and I can tell that it's definitely thickening. Now I'm gonna place my pie crust into the freezer so it can firm up again for about 15 minutes. So I have my chilled pie crust and I'm gonna spread some soften butter over the surface of it. You could a back of a spoon or you could even use your fingers. All right, so now I'm gonna use my fork and poke some holes throughout the crust. And this will prevent the crust from bubbling up when it gets baked. All right, so this pie crust is nice and forked up. Now I'm gonna place these fresh apples and a special thing about this pie is that I actually don't use any green apples. I'm using a variety of different red apples. And I've just added some cubed butter onto the apples and now I'm adding some white sugar. And I'm adding my cinnamon and cloves. And some fresh lemon juice. And now I'm gonna use my hands to stir all of these together. Just make sure that all of these apple slices are evenly coated. So now that these are all tossed, this is a fun part. I'm gonna put all of these apples into the crust. Ooh, yeah. Get in there apples. So my apple cider caramel has thicken and now I'm gonna pour it over all of these apples. And you wanna do this slowly and make sure to drizzle it evenly on top of all of the apples. That way each bite is guaranteed to have caramel in it. Or your money back. Just kidding. So now that this pie is almost all put together, I'm gonna place it back in the freezer for about 15 minutes while I make the top crumble. So I have some all purpose flour and I have some brown sugar. And then some softened butter. So I'm cutting the butter with my fingers into the brown sugar and the flour. And you wanna do this until it looks sandy. So this looks perfect. Now I'm gonna grab my apple pie from the freezer. So on my way to get my pie from the freezer, I realized I didn't add the flour to my apple filling mixture so now we're gonna add it in now. And you definitely don't wanna skip out on flour because it'll help thicken the caramel and the apples together. This actually helps feels really nice and soothing, the warm caramel. And now to top it off, I have some crumble that I'm just gonna toss over this perfectly beautiful caramel apple pie. Look how pretty that is. I love life. So now we're gonna journey off to the oven for about 45 to 60 minutes. So my caramel apple pie has been cooling and now I'm gonna slice into this guy. Ooh. It looks so juicy. And it might be a little messy because it is a caramel apple pie. Oh my God, you can see the caramel just oozing in the middle. Ooh. Very excited to try it. Mm, now that is the apple pie of my eye. You're gonna wanna make this at home.