Thanksgiving and dessert pies go hand in hand, so having a few delectable options to enjoy after the main course of turkey and spuds is basically a necessity.
This year, there’s no need to spend time stressing over which mouth-watering dessert you can come up with to impress families and friends. Because the below apple pie recipes are sure to whet many appetites on this day of appreciation.
Crunchy Caramel Apple Pie
- 1 pastry crust for a deep-dish pie 9-inch
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 3 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 6 cups apples, thinly sliced peeled
- 1 recipe crumb topping
- 1/2 cup pecans, chopped
- 1/4 cup caramel topping
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2cup quick cooking rolled oats
- 1/2 cup butter
Stir together brown sugar, flour, and rolled oats. Cut in 1/2 cup butter until topping is like course crumbs. Set aside.
For the pie, in a large mixing bowl, stir together the sugar, flour, cinnamon, and salt. Add apple slices and gently toss until coated. Then, transfer apple mixture to the pie shell. And sprinkle crumb topping over apple mixture.
Cover edges of pie with aluminum foil. Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for 25 minutes. Then remove foil and put back in for another 25 to 30 minutes without foil. Remove from oven. Sprinkle pie with chopped pecans then drizzle with caramel on top. Cool on a wire rack and enjoy warm or at room temperature.
Cheddar –Whiskey Apple Pie With Butter Cracker Crumble
- 8 large baking apples, peeled, cored,and sliced
- 2 tablespoons whiskey
- 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 6 ounces extra-sharp cheddar cheese, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
- Deep-dish, 9-inch pie dough
- 3 tablespoons butter, melted
- 1 cup salted butter crackers (such as Ritz Crackers), lightly crushed
- 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
Heat the oven to 375 degrees F. Place an empty rimmed baking sheet in the oven.
In a large bowl, combine the apples, whiskey, brown sugar, cinnamon, cornstarch and cheddar cheese. Mix well.
Fit the pie dough into a 9-inch deep-dish pie pan, folding and crimping the edge as desired. Transfer the apple mixture to the pie shell. Set aside.
In a small bowl, combine the melted butter, crackers, and granulated sugar. Toss well to mix, then spoon evenly over the top of the pie. Place the pie on the heated baking sheet in the oven (this helps to cook the bottom crust) and bake for 1 hour, or until the crust is golden brown and then apples are tender when pierced with the tip of a knife. Allow to cool for at least 20 minutes before slicing.
Sour Cream Apple Pie With Crumb Topping
- 1 (9 inch) frozen unbaked pie shells (or your own recipe)
- 1 cup sour cream
- 2/3 cup sugar
- 2 tablespoons flour
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 egg
- 3 cups tart apples, peeled and sliced
- 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
- 1/3 cup flour
- 1/4 cup butter, room temperature
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Beat together sour cream, sugar, flour, salt, vanilla and egg. Add apples, mixing carefully to coat well. Pour filling into a pie shell and bake at 400 degrees for 25 minutes. While pie is cooking, mix together all ingredients for crumb topping until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Remove pie from oven and sprinkle with crumb topping. Bake for an additional 20 minutes. Let cool for an hour before serving.
Dutch Apple Pie
- 5½ cups apples, peeled and sliced
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ¾ cup all-purpose flour
- ¼ cup granulated sugar
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- 2/3 cup butter, softened
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a large bowl, mix apples, sugars, flour and cinnamon, then pour into prepared 9-inch pie crust.
In a medium bowl, mix flour, sugars, and butter until coarsely crumbled. Sprinkle over apples and bake at 375 degrees for 50 minutes.
Crustless Apple pie with Vanilla Ice cream
- 1 tablespoon of unsalted butter
- 4 apples that are peeled, cored, and diced
- ½ a teaspoon of ground cinnamon
- 2 tablespoons of brown sugar
- 1 juiced Orange
- Vanilla ice cream
Directions require the adding of apples and butter in a medium heated skillet. Cook these ingredients between 2 to 5 minutes, and then add brown sugar and orange juice. During this process, swirl the apples around until they are fully coated and soft. Afterwards, add some warm ice cream on top.
If you are a true lover of apple pies, then you can also indulge in these apple pie beverages like the caramel apple pie martini or the apple pie punch.