Apple Praline Pie by temp-tations®

Apple Praline Pie

Total Time:
1 hr, 45 mins
Prep Time:
45 mins
Cook Time:
1 hr
Yield:
12 servings
Dish Size:
9" Pie Dish
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October 31, 2013
Tara’s Tidbits®

A homemade pie crust, filling that’s deliciously tart and sweet, and a crunchy praline topping make this pie irresistible. And the pie crust is perfect for all your pies, both sweet and savory.  I like to double the recipe and freeze the extra for future use!

Ingredients

pie crust

  • 3 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/2 sticks unsalted butter, cut into small pieces and chilled
  • 1 teaspoon cider vinegar
  • 2/3 cup water

filling

  • 6 Granny Smith apples, cored, peeled and sliced ¼-inch thick
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup flour
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

praline topping

  • ¼ cup unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 cups pecans

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large temp-tations® bowl, combine the flour and salt. Using a pastry cutter or your fingers, cut the butter into the flour until it resembles coarse meal. Add the vinegar and half the water, tossing with a fork to incorporate. Continue adding water and tossing until the dough just comes together. Transfer to a work surface and pull dough together into two rounds.  Wrap in plastic and refrigerate for 20 minutes.
  2. On a lightly floured work surface, roll each round of dough into a 14-inch circle. Transfer one round of dough to the temp-tations® 9" pie dish, and set aside. In a large temp-tations® mixing bowl, toss the apple slices with sugar, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt and lemon juice. Transfer apples to the prepared pie crust. Top with the remaining dough round.  Fold the dough under around the edge of the pan, and press top of crust into fluted edge of the pie plate.
  3. Cut two small vents in the top and bake for 50 minutes.
  4. About 5 minutes before pie is done, in a small saucepan melt the butter for the praline topping. Add the sugar and heavy cream, and slowly bring the mixture to a boil. Stir in the pecans, and then spread mixture over the top of the pie. Bake pie 5 more minutes.
  5. Remove pie from oven, and let cool completely before serving.
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