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This pie is a special one for me. I always have to make pecan and pumpkin for Thanksgiving, but I think everyone in America agrees that there has to be an apple pie as well. Pecan and pumpkin recipes are usually tried and true and pretty standard, but apple pie recipes vary greatly. They’re all good, but this one is one of my favorites.

Not only is it a classic apple pie, but it’s also heightened with caramel sauce, which makes it unbelievably delicious. This is a staple on my Thanksgiving table and (I hope) on yours now, too!

Slice of pie sitting on white plate on marble countertop with ice cream scoop and rest of pie beside
Slice of caramel apple pie sitting on white plate with rest of pie in background all on marble surface with napkin underneath plate

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Caramel Apple Pie

4.45 from 27 votes
This isn't just a normal apple pie. No, this caramel apple pie is an elevated fall-time treat that brings home the spices of the season! With both dark brown sugar and caramel sauce, there's a deepness to the flavors that is incomparable!
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours
Servings 12 slices


  • 2 recipes of pie crust 1 for the 9-inch shell, 1 for the lattice top
  • 7 cups apples (preferrable Granny Smith and Honeycrisp) pared and sliced (2 ½ to 3 lbs, approx.)
  • ½ cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • juice of one lemon
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp Calvados
  • 4 tbsp cornstarch
  • ¾ cup caramel sauce
  • 1 tsp cinnamon


  • Place apples in a large kettle or Dutch oven and add sugar, salt, lemon juice, butter, Calvados, and cinnamon.
    7 cups apples (preferrable Granny Smith and Honeycrisp), ½ cup dark brown sugar, 1 tsp salt, juice of one lemon, 2 tbsp butter, 2 tbsp Calvados, 1 tsp cinnamon
  • Cook over medium to medium-high heat until the apples just begin to become tender. Pre-cooking helps the apples to not shrink as the pie bakes.
  • Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature. It’s important to cool so when placed in prepared pie shell, the shell won’t soften and cornstarch won’t clump.
  • Once cool, stir in cornstarch and caramel sauce and pour into prepared pie shell (there may be too much liquid).
    4 tbsp cornstarch, ¾ cup caramel sauce, 2 recipes of pie crust
  • Before placing on a double crust or lattice top, brush edge with water to seal. Roll and crimp edges and sprinkle the top with sugar.
  • Place on a parchment-lined baking sheet and place in a preheated 375°F oven. Bake for 45-75 minutes until the pie is bubbling throughout and the crust is nicely browned. The crust may need to be covered around the edges to prevent too much browning.
  • Remove from oven and cool completely before cutting or serving to ensure the filling sets.


Serving: 1sliceCalories: 490kcal
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Difficulty Intermediate
Method Baking

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  1. 5 stars
    Hi Kaleb, I just found you on fb and I’m loving everything you do. Lost my mom when I was 15 yrs old (I’m 6? now 🤭) and had forgotten many of the things she taught me in the kitchen. Many of which you are duplicating for me; Canning, blanching, pie crust, and informative explanations of why you do things. So important. THANK YOU sweetie, your adorable please never stop. Oh and I love love love your kitchen.

  2. I can’t wait to make this. I will be making it tomorrow and will try to find your caramel sauce recipe. I love love all your videos. I had a friend tell me to stop share the post because he could not stop watching them lol

  3. Ok Going out on a limb here. On occasion, I add chopped pecans and/or raisins to my apple pies. If you’re a fan of these give it a try! Sooo good!

  4. 5 stars
    Kaleb I read the recipe first and then I saw it was YOUR RECIPE. I was NOT SURPRISED! You are always so thorough and precise. Love your videos and all of your recipes .

  5. 5 stars
    I didn’t have Cavala or Lemons, but I did have Lemoncello. Let me tell you…it was delicious!!! Thanks for the recipe! PS: I prefer the Caramel with only sugar, not too crazy about the corn syrup.

  6. 5 stars
    This was an excellent pie. I didn’t follow everything to the letter, but that’s ok. Just like you say, make it your own! I’ll be keeping your recipe for future pie making!!

  7. Hi love your kind sweet posts! Just wondering…can the caramel apple pie be made ahead of time? Trying to do some Thanksgiving prep!🦃🍁

  8. 5 stars
    Made this tonight & it was absolutely delicious! The only thing I did different was I used apple juice instead of Calvados! Best apple pie!! ♥️
    Thank you!

  9. 5 stars
    Oh my, just made your apple pie…changed it up a bit with a crumble instead of a lattice but so good. Thanks, Kaleb.