Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Dulce de Leche Apple Pie

I have to say, it had never occurred to me to make any apple pie other than my mom's apple pie.

I mean why would I, right? Mum's pie rocks!

But as previously teased, I took one look at the title, Dulce de Leche Apple Pie and started drool!

Laura at The Cooking Photographer had me hooked and I wouldn't be able to bake anything, until I tried her pie!

I kept thinking, I'd just add Dulce de Leche to my mom's pie, then decided that it was time to branch out a bit!

I'll still be making Mum's pie... but this pie totally rocks too!

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This is very slightly adapted from Laura's recipe.

Dulce de Leche Apple Pie
Double crust for 9” pie (I purchased mine too)
Egg white mixed with a teaspoon of water (I kinda omitted this)
5 C peeled and sliced mixed apples
1/4 C Dulce de Leche
2 TBLS apple cider
1/2 C brown sugar
1/3 C granulated sugar
1/3 C cornstarch
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp cinnamon (I used 1/2 tsp)
1/4 tsp freshly grated nutmeg
Pinch of salt
1 TBLS of butter for dotting pie (oops totally forgot this)

Preheat oven to 375F.

Mix sugars, cornstarch, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt.
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Whisk together, Dulce de Leche, apple cider and vanilla.
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Toss sliced apples with Dulce de Leche mixture. (I used MacIntosh & Honey Crisp)
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Toss the Dulce de Leche coated apples in the sugar mixture.
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Then into your prepared pie crust.
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Top with remaining pie crust, crimp and vent.
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I usually just moisten my hands with water, slightly dampen the top crust with my hands and sprinkle with my standard cinnamon/sugar/nutmeg mix that I keep on hand for apple crisp or cinnamon toast. That's what I did instead of the egg whites.

Cover the crust with foil, so it doesn't get over done.
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And into the oven for about an hour.

Remove the foil half way through.

Let the pie rest for several hours, so the filling can set.
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Everyone really loved this pie!
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When I make baked apple desserts, I always use MacIntosh apples and usually mix them with some other kind. I mixed them with Honey Crisp this time and was VERY pleased with the results. The Honey Crisp slices stayed much firmer than the MacIntosh and the texture of the pie was great!

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Laura this recipe ROCKS!

This is for you!
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I'll definitely be making this again!

(Don't worry mum... I'll definitely still make yours too!)

It's fall... I know you all are out apple picking! You should make Laura's pie!

12 comments:

Dajana said...

A killer Apple Pie! I'll be making it as soon as possible

Cathy said...

**drool**.....this is going on the to do pile quickly!

DDpie said...

You know you should mail that to your buddies! LOL OMG, this looks awesome. I'm hoping to get to the orchard this weekend.

Ciao Chow Linda said...

I saw that recipe on Laura's blog too and thought it was divine. Yours looks great too. Now I've got to get me some of those apples and make one too.

Joanna said...

Oh my gosh, yum! I'll need to bookmark that one!

Danielle said...

that pie looks incredible!! and macintosh and honeycrisp? I think those are the two best apples out there.

Bob said...

Oh my. I love apple pie and I can only imagine dulce de leche makes it better. Looks fantastic!

The Cooking Photographer said...

How cool Spryte!!!! I am so glad you liked this pie. Happy dance time!

Thank-you for the adorable award. How sweet of you.

Laura

Patti T. said...

Spryte, I would never thought of adding dulce de leche to an apple pie, but what a great idea. Your pie looks yummy and your apple choices seemed like they were good ones. I really wish I would have bought more apples at the orchards this weekend. I see another trip in my near future. I really enjoy your cooking blog, thank you for all the great recipes and ideas you have given me.

Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

Honey Crisps are my very favourite apple. Your crust is perfect!

Cathy said...

Yum! Honeycrisps are my favorite, too. In fact, I have a bag of McIntosh and some Honeycrisp that I need to do something with....

Kevin said...

I am so going to have to try a dulce de leche apple pie! It sounds so good!