I recently acquired one of those combination apple peeler/corer/slicer devices and decided that an apple based recipe was in order to try out my new toy.
This has been one of my more successful recent experiments. It's based on a recipe that I saw popping up everywhere on Pinterest. It seemed like everyone was doing their own version of it, so I figured, I should get in on the fun too.
The batch I made was for my Sunday School class, so it was a little large. Below you'll find two recipes, one for a large group, and one for a normal sized group.
The below picture is a recipe card for the large recipe, you can click on it to enlarge it to save or print it.
I know that not everyone wants to make such a huge batch, so here's a recipe card for a smaller batch:
This recipe is a little more involved than a lot of the ones that I've posted before. You need to bake a crust, make a filling, and make two different toppings. It seems like a lot to do, but I promise it's worth it! You just need half an hour to prep it and then you're good to go.
There are a couple of tips that I have for all of you before you try to make this recipe:
- Use a couple of different types of apples. Different apples have different flavor profiles and different textures. I like to use half tart apples and half sweet apples for the best juxtapositions of flavor, all accentuated by the brown sugar in the filling.
- You don't have to melt the butter if you don't want to, it just makes the crust taste way better. Make sure that you at least melt the butter, it will improve the texture of the crust substantially. If you don't know how to brown butter, refer to this post: Browned Butter
- You don't have to use my salted caramel sauce recipe, you can use any salted caramel recipe that you want. If you want to use mine, you can find it here: Salted Caramel Sauce Recipe.