Okay people... you asked for it! But, there are two things you should know -
First: I do NOT make pie crusts. I can get two deep dish crusts at the grocery store for $1.09. There is no way I'm gonna make a crust that will be gross (because every pie crust I have ever tried to make has been GROSS) when I can get decent ones for cheap.
Second: This is my creation. I mixed two recipes and then added a bunch of my own stuff and then played with it till it morphed into this...
You may not like it, but we LOVE IT! So... on with the recipe!
Carmel Apple Pie
5 cups apples, peeled and sliced (I usually use a tart apple, like Granny Smith because the pie is so sweet)
1 cup brown sugar, packed
1 TBSP lemon juice
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup flour
2 TBSP sugar
3/4 tsp. salt
3 TBSP butter or margarine
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 to 1 tsp cinnamon - I usually use 1 tsp. because we love the cinnamon flavor
1/8 to 1/4 tsp. nutmeg - again, we use the 1/4
Directions: Mix brown sugar, lemon juice and water in a pot and bring to a full boil. Let boil for about 3-5 minutes or till at soft ball candy stage. Add flour, sugar, salt, butter or margarine, vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg. Bring to a boil. Let boil till thick and bubbly. Add apples and mix till coated. Bring to a boil again till apples are slightly tender and carmel is again thick.
Pour into prepared pie crust - I usually use 9" deep dish.
Preheat oven at 400
1/3 cup white sugar
3/4 cup flour
5 TBSP butter or margarine
Mix sugar and flour together and then cut in butter or margarine till crumbly. Sprinkle over top of pie.
Bake at 400 for 20-25 minutes. Then turn oven down to 375 and finish baking for 15-20 minutes. Topping will be golden brown and apples very tender. We usually serve it with a big scoop of ice cream. If something on here doesn't make sense, email me and I'll correct it or try to explain. I think I'm going to go eat the last piece right now!