Salted Caramel Apple Pie Pizza

I’m not a great baker. It’s a tough admission to make, but it’s true. I don’t have a good “feel” for baking. I can’t add a pinch of this or dash of that and I can never eyeball something. If baking is my downfall, then pies are my kryptonite.

Salted Caramel Apple Pie Pizza

Salted Caramel Apple Pie Pizza

You can imagine my joy when I saw something on pinterest (evil, evil pinterest) that made me believe I could successfully bake an apple pie without exact measurements! Apple Pie Pizza. It’s a genius as it sounds. With the help of some store-bought ingredients, I had this gorgeous dessert in the oven in about 20 minutes… and that’s with the help/hindrance of small hands!

I’m never going to make a regular apple pie again!

Cooks notes: 1. Add the caramel drizzle when you’re read to eat the pie. The crumb topping absorbs it very quickly.  2. It doesn’t transport easily. If you’re going to plate it, bake it on parchment paper and then you’ll have an easier time sliding it onto a platter.

Defrost and then roll out dough

Defrost and then roll out dough

Peel and dice three large apples

Peel and dice three large apples

Toss apples with cinnamon, nutmeg, flour and sugar

Toss apples with cinnamon, nutmeg, flour and sugar

Toss crumb ingredients together (before)

Toss crumb ingredients together (before)

Crumb ingredients should be evenly coated with butter (after)

Crumb ingredients should be evenly coated with butter (after)

Top the pie crust with the apple mixture

Top the pie crust with the apple mixture

Add the crumb topping

Add the crumb topping

Resist not taking a piece...

Resist not taking a piece…

TJ's Salted Caramel Sauce

TJ’s Salted Caramel Sauce

Baked!

Baked!
Salted Caramel Apple Pie Pizza

Salted Caramel Apple Pie Pizza

The kids will want to do this part

The kids will want to do this part

Cross section of the pie

Cross section of the pie
Action shots!! (Older daughter was pouring the caramel and my son took the photos)

Action shots!! (Older daughter was pouring the caramel and my son took the photos)

Salted Caramel Apple Pie Pizza

Adapted from The Girl Who Ate Everything

Note: I’ve given exact measurements here, but I promise that if you eyeball most of it, this pie is still going to be fantastic!

Ingredients

1 store bought pie crust, defrosted (standard or gluten free)
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Pie Filling
3 large apples, peeled and diced
1/2 cup sugar
2 1/2 tablespoons AP flour (or AP GF flour)
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
pinch kosher salt
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Crumb Topping
1/2 cup AP flour
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup (half stick) butter, melted
1/2 cup rolled oats
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3 tablespoons Trader Joe’s Salted Caramel (add more if you have a really big sweet tooth!)

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
1. Roll pie dough out on a silpat. Roll it out a bit thinner than it’s original size. Tuck the edges  (about 1/2 inch or so) underneath itself, to give it a raise crust.
2. In a medium sized bowl, combine diced apples, sugar, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Toss to combine.
3. In a small bowl, combine all of the ingredients for the crumb topping. Making sure to get each piece coated with butter.
4. Spread the apple mixture evenly over the pie crust, leaving about 1/4″ – 1/2″ border.
5. Sprinkle the topping evenly over the apples.
6. Bake for 35-45 minutes, until the apples have softened.  Once out of the oven, let rest for at least 10 minutes.
7. Drizzle with salted caramel immediately before eating.
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Enjoy!
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Eat, Drink & Be Yummy!
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