Carmel Topped Apple Pie

Shannon E   posted 04-19-98 
  * Exported from MasterCook * 

  Caramel Topped Apple Pie 

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  Serving Size : 8 Preparation Time :0:00 
  Categories : Pies Caramel 

  Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method 
  -------- ------------ -------------------------------- 
  5 1/2 cups tart apples -- peeled and sliced 
  1/4 cup water 
  unbaked 9" pastry shell 
  3/4 cup sugar 
  3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs 
  1 tablespoon all-purpose flour 
  1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 
  1/2 teaspoon nutmeg 
  1/2 cup chopped pecans 
  1/3 cup butter or margarine -- melted 
  1/2 pound vanilla caramels * 
  1/2 cup milk 

  * Make this pie with the popular cellophane-wrapped caramels sold in 
  supermarkets, or try candy-shop or gourmet caramels, if you like.

  Preheat oven to 425 F.
  In a 3- to 4-quart pan, combine apples and water. Bring to a boil; boil 
  for 1 minute, then pour into a 10- by 15-inch rimmed baking pan to cool 
  quickly. When cool, spoon apples into pastry shell. 

  Combine sugar, cracker crumbs, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, pecans, and 
  butter; sprinkle over apples. Bake in a 425 degree oven for 10 minutes. 
  Reduce oven temperature to 350, continue to bake until apples are tender 
  when pierced, 20 more minutes. 

  Meanwhile, combine caramels and milk in the top of a double boiler. Stir 
  over simmering water until melted and smooth. Pour caramel sauce over 
  pie; continue to bake until caramel just begins to bubble at pie edges, 
  about 10 more minutes. Let cool. 

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