Caramel Apple Crisp Pie
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A tender flaky crust holds apple pie at its cinnamon finest and then is covered with apple crisp topping and drizzled with caramel or a powdered sugar glaze.
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 24 squares
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  • Crust:
  • 2 c. flour
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. baking powder
  • ¾ c. (12 T.) cold butter
  • up to ½ c. ice water
  • Filling:
  • 12 c. peeled, cored, sliced apples
  • 2 c. sugar
  • 4 T. flour
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • Crisp topping:
  • ½ c. butter
  • 1 c. rolled oats
  • 1 c. brown sugar
  • 1 c. flour
  • Options:
  • Caramel Topping
  • Glaze:
  • 2 c. sifted powdered sugar
  • 4 T. softened butter
  • ½ tsp. vanilla
  • 2-4 T. milk or heavy cream
Here's how...
  1. To make the crust, mix the flour, salt and baking powder in a food processor by pulsing a couple times. Pulse the cubed butter in until the butter is the size of peas. Slowly drizzle the ice water in 1 T. at a time JUST until the dough starts to hold together. Pour the mixture out onto parchment paper (add a bit of flour if needed to work with the dough) and form a ball. Roll the dough into a 12x15" rectangle. Using the rolling pin, transfer the dough to a 10x15" jelly roll pan, folding the extra crust under itself and crimping the edges.
  2. Peel, core, and slice apples to equal 10-12 cups. In a large bowl, pour sugar, flour, and cinnamon over the apples and gently stir to coat. Pour the filling into the crust.
  3. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  4. To make the crisp topping, use a mixer or pastry blender to cut the butter, oats, brown sugar, and flour together. Sprinkle over the apples.
  5. Bake for 40 minutes or until the crust is golden brown.
  6. Let cool and serve with caramel topping or glaze.
  7. To make the glaze, mix the butter, sifted powdered sugar, and vanilla and drizzle in the milk/cream until desired texture for pouring. Add more sugar or milk/cream until desired texture.
  8. Store in the refrigerator.
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