Sunday, October 7, 2012

Caramelized Apple Blondie Pie with Salted Butter Caramel Sauce

PhotobucketGetting ready for another Crazy Cooking Challenge hosted by Tina at Moms Crazy Cooking. This month's challenge was Apple Pie. As soon as I saw this recipe for Caramel Apple Blondie Pie topped with Salted Butter Caramel Sauce over at Crunchy Creamy Sweet I just knew it was the Ultimate Apple Pie recipe for this challenge! I must admit though that I had a bit of a tough time with the sauce - the first batch I tried to change up a bit and ended up with a batch of yummy butter toffee candy bits; the second batch I burned. Third time's a charm, right? Yep, the third batch turned out perfect. Not only was it good on the pie but it is also very yummy in coffee!

Caramelized Apple Blondie Pie
3 granny smith apples; washed, cored and chopped
2 Tbsp butter
1 1/2 Tbsp brown sugar
1/4 cup butter, melted and cooled
1 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup liquid egg substitute or 1 whole egg, slightly beaten
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt

In pan saute apples in 2 Tbsp butter until soft.
Add the 1 1/2 Tbsp brown sugar and cook till sugar is dissolved and apples appear caramelized. Transfer to heat proof bowl and allow to cool. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease pie plate and set aside. In small mixing bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt. In separate mixing bowl, whisk together melted butter and remaining brown sugar. Add egg and vanilla and whisk until well combined. Fold in the flour mix, do not over mix, some lumps are normal.
Spread half the batter into the bottom of the pie dish.
Top with the apples. Spread the remaining batter over the apples. Bake for about 25 minutes or until the edges are golden brown.
Allow to cool completely before slicing.
Top with Caramel Sauce. Serve and enjoy!

Salted Butter Caramel Sauce
If you are a very visual person, you will definitely want to click the link above for Crunchy Creamy Sweet's recipe. She posted VERY detailed, VERY helpful photos on making this sauce. After two flops, I was totally focused on making the sauce - not taking many pics, lol.
1 cup sugar
6 Tbsp salted butter, room temp
2/3 cup half-n-half
dash of sea salt, optional

Pour sugar into medium saucepan and melt over medium heat. Watch as it starts to melt, whisk every 15-20 seconds. It will start to clump as it melts. Once the sugar is completely melted and golden brown, remove from heat. Add the salt. Add butter all at once, it will foam up, this is normal but be careful of the steam. Whisk until the butter is completely melted. Place back over medium heat and slowly pour in the half-n-half. Whisk together. Keep whisking until the sauce is a uniform color, no stripes. Cook the sauce over med-low heat for one minute, whisking constantly.

Remove from heat and pour into a heat proof jar(s) or measuring cup. Allow to sit on counter to cool for 15 minutes. The sauce will be very thin. Cover and refrigerate till thickened.
Serve with the above apple pie or with coffee. Enjoy!


  1. Terry, this looks fantastic! Your idea to use the extra sauce in coffee--high five on that!

    1. Can't take the credit for the coffee idea, found it on the blog where the recipe was originally posted. Thanks for stopping by.

  2. I'd eat this for dessert, or even breakfast! I drink coffee with dessert and breakfast so it's all good! Jen #16

    1. Love coffee with dessert - of course I drink my coffee so sweet it is a dessert in itself.

  3. Yummy! Great CCC recipe! I'm #17 :)

  4. This looks so tasty, and the sauce looks incredible!

  5. That looks delicious! And kudos to you for being persistent with the sauce. I may have given up after two fails. Glad it finally turned out for you!

  6. Yay! I'm so happy you gave the pie and sauce a go! It looks fabulous!! Hugs!!


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