Miranda Walters' Caramel Pecan Apple Pie

Drizzled With Caramel Sauce, This Pie Is Perfect for Bake Sales

PHOTO Caramel pecan apple pie is a popular dessert for bake sales.
Difficulty: Moderate
Cook Time: min

Miranda Walters baked up a storm for kids in malaria infected regions of Africa and raised money to buy mosquito nets.

This recipe appears in the "The Taste of Home Cookbook: Cooks Who Care Edition."


  • 7 cups tart apples, sliced and peeled
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup pecans, chopped
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons cinnamon, ground
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup caramel ice-cream topping, room temperature
  • 1 pastry shell, unbaked (9 inches)
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • For Streusel Topping:
  • 3/4 cup flour, all-purpose
  • 2/3 cup pecans, chopped
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 6 tablespoons butter, cold
  • 1/4 cup caramel ice-cream topping, room temperature
  • Cooking Directions

    In a large bowl, toss apples with lemon juice and vanilla.

    Combine the pecans, sugars, cinnamon and cornstarch; add to apple mixture and toss to coat.

    Pour caramel topping over bottom of pastry shell; top with apple mixture (shell will be full). Drizzle with butter.

    In a small bowl, combine the flour, pecans and sugar. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle over filling.

    Bake at 350° for 55-65 minutes or until filling is bubbly and topping is browned.

    Immediately drizzle with caramel topping. Cool on a wire rack.

    Recipe Summary

    Main Ingredients: apples, pecans, caramel ice-cream topping, butter, flour

    Course: Dessert

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