No Thanksgiving is complete without a pie. Instead of a pumpkin pie this year, I thought I might share something a little different, something that works for both Thanksgiving and Christmas. Anyone interested in some salted caramel apple pie?? Complete with homemade salted caramel sauce and pie crust?!
Not so sure about that pumpkin pie now are you ????? Overall, I'm enormously pleased with how this recipe turned out. As I have said who knows how many times, I'm not a baker. So once again, if I can make this, you can too! Trust.
First off, the salted caramel portion of said salted caramel apple pie. In my opinion, homemade caramel sauce gets a bad rep. It's honestly pretty easy! The only thing is to make sure you watch it. Making caramel sauce is not something you can set on the stove, get distracted, and walk away. You have to stay with it! Otherwise, that's when all the things that people say could happen with homemade caramel will happen, most notably burning the sugar. But if you're right there with a medium heat, it's all good!
Also, here's a secret: I do not, and probs never will, own a candy thermometer. So no need to be professional. Again; if I've got this, you do too ????????.
Another secret: I'm actually not that big a fan of apple pie ????. I find that quite frequently they're just way too sweet, to the point where you get a sugar induced headache. The addition of a salted caramel sauce cuts through the sweet perfectly! Combined with a smaller amount of white sugar, this salted caramel apple pie has just the right amount of sweet with the perfect hint of saltiness.
Plus, you're going to be reminded of that fabulous caramel apple stand at the carnival the whole time you eat it ????.
PS. I know some of you might be traditionalists, (but maybe with a little wiggle room) and prefer a classic pumpkin pie to go with your feast. If you want to try something a tad new, give this bourbon buttermilk pumpkin pie a try! It was the hit of my Thanksgiving last year, apart from the dry-brined roasted turkey of course ????.Print