Guest post from Brigette Shevy
Just when you thought apple pie couldn’t get any better… it does! Not only does this pie look impressive, it tastes amazing, too.
This twist on the classic apple pie is probably my very favorite apple pie of all time. And no, it’s not even close to low-fat, but let me assure you that it’s worth every blissful calorie! One taste of the caramelized pecan-studded crust, and you may never be able to settle for regular apple pie again.
We served a pie similar to this at a Victorian tea room that Crystal and I waitressed at for several years (a loooong time ago!), and it was always a favorite on the menu during the fall.
This is my adaptation of that recipe.
Although this pie would be a fabulous addition to your Thanksgiving menu, there’s no need to wait until then to enjoy it!
Upside-Down Praline Apple Pie
Makes one 9-inch pie
- 3 Tablespoon salted butter
- 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/3 – ½ cup chopped pecans
- 1 ½ Tablespoons maple syrup or honey
- Pastry for a 2-crust pie, homemade or store-bought
- 4-5 cup peeled thinly sliced apples
- 1 Tablespoons lemon juice
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1 Tablespoon flour
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
- Pinch of salt
- 1 Tablespoon butter, melted
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Melt the 3 Tablespoons butter in a deep dish* 9-inch pie pan. Sprinkle with brown sugar and pecans and drizzle with maple syrup. Top with one of the pie crusts (rolled to an 11” circle).
Mound apple slices into crust and sprinkle with lemon juice. Combine sugar, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Sprinkle of top of the apples. Drizzle with melted butter.
Lay the remaining pie crust on top. Fold the edges of the crust together and crimp to seal. Pierce top with a fork.
Bake on the middle rack of the oven at 400 for 15 minutes. Reduce heat to 325 degrees and continue baking for an additional 35-40 minutes.
Remove from oven and let cool on a wire rack for 10-15 minutes (no longer!). Loosen sides with a knife. Turn upside down onto a large serving platter.
This is fabulous served warm with ice cream!
Brigette is a full-time wife and mother who is blessed with three amazing bundles of energy (ages 5, 3 and 1). She enjoys music, experimenting in the kitchen, homeschooling her children, finding great deals, long-distance running, and anything chocolate.