Ginger Caramel Crunch Apple Pie Recipe

Ginger Caramel Crunch Apple Pie Recipe – A award-winning apple pie recipe uses ginger and adds the delicious facet of caramel. This is the 2nd-place winning pie recipe for the 2013 Art and Apples Festival in Downtown Rochester MI.This recipe was submitted by Kim Neal of Clarkston, Michigan.

Ginger Caramel Crunch Apple Pie (for 1 pie)

Filling Recipe Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons instant tapioca
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoons of ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoons of cardamom
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh ginger
  • Dash of salt
  • 8 medium Paula Red Apples, thinly sliced (I squeeze lemon juice on them)
  • 2 Tablespoon butter

Pie Crunch Topping Recipe Ingredients (for 1 pie)

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoons of cardamom
  • 1/4 teaspoons of salt
  • 1/2 cup of cold butter
  • 3/4 cup of caramel bits (Kraft)
  • 1/4 cup of crystallized ginger

Recipe Directions
Heat oven to 400 degrees. Prepare filling – mix sugar, tapioca, cinnamon, ground cloves, cardamom, ginger and salt. Stir into apples. Fill pastry lined pie plate. Dot with butter. Bake for 20 minutes.  Prepare topping – add flour, oats, sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, cardamom, and salt in the container of a food processor; pulse several times to mix. Scatter the butter over the top; pulse repeatedly until the mixture resembles fine crumbs. Empty the crumbs into a large bowl and rub them together between your fingers until you have large, buttery crumbs. Add caramel bits and crystallized ginger.

Remove pie from oven and lower temperature to 375 degrees. Carefully pour the crumble mixture in the center of the pie, spreading them over the surface evenly. Bake for another 30-40 minutes. You may need to cover the pie with aluminum foil during the final 15 minutes to prevent the topping from burning.

Congratulations to Kim Neal of Clarkston!


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