With summer behind us… the autumn season is finally here. The temperatures are starting to chill out (yes…pun intended), the air is getting crisper and the days are beginning to wane: it is October.
This post isn’t about Halloween though… even though I suppose it could be… BUT it’s about Apple Pie, more precisely Salted Caramel Apple Pie. I found this recipe the other day and actually made it yesterday but unfortunately did not take any photos of my creation, but hell it was delicious.
The recipe is by Sallys Baking Addiction which has an arrangement of various fall themed recipes for you to try out. From my limited experience with the blog (only attempted one recipe) her instructions seem easily enough to follow.
But yes… back to the apple pie…
I had a few variations made to this recipe out of necessity. I only used 1 type of apple (Granny Smith) instead of Granny Smith and Pink Lady apples. I also was pressed for time and honestly, quite lazy to make my own pie crust, so I bought two deep dish crusts from the grocery, which worked out just fine. I also used salted butter when making the salted caramel sauce, which I advise you to use unsalted butter or just add less salt to the sauce; mine came out a pinch too salty but was still quite good… just remember that!
The downside to using only one type of apple, especially Granny Smiths is that the pie can come out quite tart for some peoples liking. Personally I enjoy tart\tangy food so I found this not to be a problem. If you like a more sweet\mild pie, do as the recipe says and combo two different types of apples for the recipe, just make sure they are firm apples, like Granny Smith and Pink Lady, other wise your apples may come out much too soft after baking.
All in all, this recipe came out delicious, with the star of this creation being the Salted Caramel Sauce… it’s so easy to make that you can whip up some in less than 15 minutes to use on any amount of other things, an incredibly handy topping.
So there you have it, if you’re ready to get into the season or are just wanting to delve deeper into the feeling of autumn, go ahead and try this apple pie recipe with a twist!