e are surrounded by many apple orchards. There are numerous orchards that hold yearly carnival attractions at it. So, we eat many apple dishes when it is this time of year. And, we always have to have some type of apple pie. The kids and I had already made caramel apples, and one of them asked about making a Caramel Apple Pie . . . and we did, and it was wonderful! The kids had a lot of fun helping me make it, because we had to unwrap 20 caramels and then split each in half. Needless to say, it was a good thing I had more than 20 caramels!
So while the kids were slicing up 5 cups of apples for me (we did not peel them, like most recipes say to) and then they were unwrapping, eating and accumulating 20 caramels to cut and set aside, I made a taffy sauce that would be poured over the apples:
Melt a 1/4 cup butter and add to it, 1/2 cup brown sugar and 1/3 cup of flour. Wisk together well and set aside.
Then I took those 5 cups of sliced apples and mixed them up in a mixture of: 2/3 cup sugar; 3 Tablespoons flour; and 2 tsp. cinnamon until they were all well coated and put HALF of these coated apples into the apple pie dish (that already had the bottom pie crust in it).
Next we put half of the taffy sauce and half of the cut up caramels over the apples; put another layer of apples over, poured the remaining taffy sauce and put rest of caramels over it; and covering up with the top pie crust.
AND IT WAS GOOD! It definitely is best serving it very warm. We had a bit left over the next day, and the cooled off caramel with it just did not taste as good, but certainly edible!
The pictures here are not the best. I had to use my phone for pictures as my other batteries were dead in my camera. 😦
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