Friday, November 6, 2009

Dulce de Leche Apple Pie

Today you are getting a real treat! This has to be the best apple pie I have ever tasted. Thanks to Lucy from Sweets, Savories, Etc. who shared this recipe with us and won third prize for this pie. This pie doesn't need any further introduction.


This is some wonderful stuff. I've used it to make ice cream and cheese cake and now apple pie. Just have to figure out how to work into a pasta recipe! ~kidding~


Ingredients:

1/2 cup brown sugar

1/3 cup white granulated sugar

1/4 cup cornstarch

1 teaspoon cinnamon

pinch of salt

5 to 6 cups of peeled, sliced apples (mixed tart & sweet apples i.e. Granny Smith, Braeburn, Macoun)

1/3 cup dulce de leche
2 Tablespoons apple cider

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract



I bought refrigerated pie crust and had problems with one of the dough sheets. It cracked and fell apart as I unrolled it. I just happened to have a frozen pie crust on hand so I used it as the bottom and the other refrigerated pie crust for the top.

Double crust for 9-inch pie, egg white mixed with 1 teaspoon of water, coarse sugar for top.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Use center rack in oven. In a small bowl combine the sugars, cornstarch, spices and salt. In a large bowl, toss together apples, dulce de leche, apple cider and vanilla extract. Add dry ingredients and toss to combine.

Between waxed paper, roll out pie dough to 10”. Line deep dish pie pan with crust and let it hang over the sides. Brush with egg white mixture. Add filling and spread out evenly.

Roll out 2nd crust & place on top of pie. Crimp edges together in a decorative fashion to seal. Brush with egg white mixture. Cut a few holes in the top crust for venting. Sprinkle with coarse sugar.

Bake for 30 minutes. Then turn the temperature down to 375 degrees F. If pie is browning, cover it with foil a. Bake for another 30 minutes.



Remove pie from oven and cool on rack for several hours to allow filling to set.


Enjoy this pie this weekend - that's an order!

29 comments:

Pam said...

What a fantastic pie! I have a feeling I would eat more than one slice.

The Japanese Redneck said...

I've seen that in the stores, but never picked it up. Now, I'll have to go get a can of it.

Pie looks awesome.

Bridgett said...

This would be addictive! What a delicious recipe.

The Diva on a Diet said...

Oh, how cool! I haven't run across this product yet ... but what a great idea to use if for an apple pie, Katherine. A truly inspired idea! It looks magnificent!

Chocolaty Lifestyle said...

This is an apple pie I'd really love to try, it should be really amazing with dulce de leche in filling!

Cheryl said...

Ok I have to make that, I see that Dulce De Leche at the grocery store and wondered what I would do with it!

Marjie said...

I've never seen that milk product, but, then, I don't get out much. Sounds like a wonderful pie, with the cream already built in.

I've heard of amnesty before, but never "Dumnesty", which is my verification word. I wonder if that's what teenagers are begging for when they respond "I dunno" to everything?

Kathleen said...

Love apple pie! I always serve it for Thanksgiving (along with a bunch of other pies). This looks like a wonderful version. Thanks for sharing.

5 Star Foodie said...

Yum, this apple pie with dulce de leche sounds super delicious!

Chris said...

It's so beautiful out, might be the perfect weekend for making a nice apple pie like this!

Lea Ann said...

Ya know, if I weren't trying to somewhat behave before the big "month long food fest" that about to start in a couple of weeks, I might just follow your order! This looks fabulous

Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

Mmm, apples and dulce de leche sounds like the perfect combo!

Mary said...

Picture perfect! What a fantastic pie. I have a real weakness for dulce de leche. It makes some things much easier to make. Thanks for this recipe.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Yum Katherine... You find the neatest things --which I have never seen before.... Of course there aren't any calories in that pie, are there????? ha ha

Send me a piece. Okay????
Hugs,
Betsy

teresa said...

oh my goodness, i'd eat the whole thing!!

Cinnamon-Girl Reeni♥ said...

That dulce de leche is like magic in a can! I love it! This pie must be scrumptious!!

Steph said...

I've never tried dulce de leche before, but I can imagine how yummy it must be!

Kasha said...

That does like good stuff! Thanks for sharing! I love apple pie! I wonder if that leche would be great for my food storage?!

Pam said...

Oh wow! I wish I could bake pies. I wish I could bake pies. I wish I could bake pies.

Jane In The Jungle said...

Hey I can do that!!!
Pasta, LOL!!!!

Marguerite said...

Looks scrumptious, cher! I will definitely seek out this ingredient and indulge! Yummmm! Thanks for visiting!

Penny said...

This is really a great idea for apple pie. Will give it a try. Thanks Katherine.

Lucy said...

Katherine, I am thrilled that you enjoyed this pie, truly looks amazing, and the dulce de leche makes this pie ........ over the top!! ;-)

Katy ~ said...

Oh boy, oh boy, does this sound rich and decadent. But I bet I could keep "nibbling" away at it til it was gone, grins.

buffalodick said...

Michigan grows apples by the bazillions- and we never tire of them! Looks delish!

Joanne said...

Whoa this pie sounds amazing. Dulce de leche is just such good stuff. And I think you could totally work this into a pasta recipe. How about a noodle kugel? Or some kind of orzo "rice" pudding?

steph said...

I just bought a can of Dulce de Leche today. Thanks for the inspiration.

gigi said...

I have yet to try dulce de leche. This recipe sounds just wonderful and this is the time of year to do so, yum.

cookeaze said...

Iam not much aware of this pie until i saw your blog.This was something interesting and had noted down your recipe to try and taste it out.