It’s Tasty Treat Thursday and today Summer is bringing us a very special treat.
Not everything I make is a success. In our organic fruit bag this week we got Johnny gold apples, which I have been told are the best for making pies with. My goal, however, was more individual; I was going to make fritters. After the first one failed I no longer felt like frying (we don’t own a deep fryer, I just fry in a pan on my range), I changed my view to apple pie.
For an apple pie I wanted something a little different. So I made a cinnamon graham cracker crust with a caramel apple filling. My husband’s thoughts (he’s the apple lover), “Apples, good; caramel, good; pie, good.” He stole that from Joey in the Thanksgiving friends show where Rachel makes the dessert trifle … haven’t seen that episode? YOU MUST! I digress. Enjoy:
Caramel Apple Pie Recipe
1½ cups cinnamon graham crackers, ground
1 cup whole wheat flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 stick of butter, melted or softened
2 Johnny gold apples, peeled, cored and sliced as desired
1 – 14 ounces of caramel cubes
2 Tablespoons heavy cream
1. Preheat oven to 350oF.
2. Combine graham, flour, eggs, baking soda, and butter. Mix with hands or fork and press as a crust into a 10” pie pan.
3. In a small soup pot melt caramels into cream over medium heat. Stir constantly when cream begins to bubble until all contents are liquefied. Add apples and coat thoroughly.
4. Dump the caramelized apples into the pie crust. Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes or until crust start to brown. Allow pie to cool for 30 minutes before serving.
Don’t forget a large glass of milk and/or a full cup of straight black coffee with this confection!
Summer is very active in our Local MOMS Club chapter, she is the mother of two adorable active boys, and is always thinking of ways to help others. She is a friend, a wife, and always busy as all mommies are. She is very active on Facebook, addicted to Geocaching and very interested in organic and green living while cooking up a storm