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Caramel-Nut Apple Pie

Contributed by: NAPSA

Enjoy Caramel Apple Flavors In A Simple Pie (NAPSA) - The onset of autumn makes many people crave one thing-the caramel apples they enjoyed as kids. Now you can capture the goodness of the apple harvest with a delicious, grown-up twist to that familiar favorite.

With drizzles of rich caramel topping and a sprinkling of chopped pecans, Caramel-Nut Apple Pie looks like a dress-up dessert, but it's simple to prepare. Just start with convenient refrigerated pie crusts and you're assured the flaky crusts will look and taste like homemade.

Serve this perfect apple pie for a Sunday dinner or a weeknight gathering for friends.

Ingredients:

  • 1 (15-oz.) pkg. Pillsbury Refrigerated Pie Crusts, softened as directed on package
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice, if desired
  • 6 cups (6 medium) thinly sliced, peeled apples
  • Water
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 cup caramel ice cream topping
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans

Directions:

Heat oven to 425 F. Prepare pie crusts as directed on package for two-crust pie using 9-inch glass pie pan.

In large bowl, combine 34 cup sugar, flour, cinnamon, salt and nutmeg; mix well. Add lemon juice and apples; toss gently to mix. Spoon into crust-lined pan. Top with second crust; seal edges and flute. Brush top crust with water and sprinkle with 1 tablespoon sugar.

Bake at 425 F for 40 to 45 minutes or until apples are tender and crust is golden brown.

To serve, top each slice with 1 tablespoon topping and 1 1/2 teaspoons pecans.

Serving Size: Makes 8 servings


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