Monday, October 7, 2013

Upside Down Apple Pie

I've made this pie several times and never thought to take photos. 
Until now.
Jo finally yelled at me enough for the reminder to stick. 
"How are you going to do a blog about it if you don't take photos?" she'd say. 
Blah...blah..blah... Anyway... Yay! I remembered and took some photos. 
I hope they do this pie justice. It is delicious! 
I know it looks fussy but it really isn't too bad. If you are a fan of apple pie then give this version a try. You just might find yourself a new favorite.

Upside Down Apple Pie

1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup butter, melted
1 cup pecans, chopped

(Or you can use your own favorite double pie crust recipe)

1 cup sugar
1/3 cup flour
2 Tbsp butter, melted
1 tsp cinnamon
8 cups apples, thinly sliced & peeled

1 egg yolk, beaten

Preheat oven to 375. Coat a 9" deep dish pie pan with cooking spray. Line with parchment paper. Spray the paper with cooking spray.
In a small bowl, combine brown sugar, butter, and pecans. Arrange the mixture in the prepared pan.

Roll out half of the dough to fit the bottom and sides of the pie plate. Transfer dough to the pie plate and press the crust firmly against the pecan mixture and sides of plate.

In a large bowl, combine sugar, flour, butter, and cinnamon. Add the apples and toss to coat. Place the apples in the pie pan on top of the crust.

Roll out remaining half of pastry. Place over the apples. Trim and seal edges. Brush dough with beaten egg yolk. Cut a few slits in the pastry. 

Bake at 375 for about an hour. Crust will be golden brown and apples should be fork tender. (You may want to place a cookie sheet under the pie to catch drips!)
Remove from heat and let cool 3 - 4 minutes.

Carefully loosen the parchment paper around the edge of the pie, invert hot pie onto a serving plate. Remove the paper. Let cool for at least 15 minutes before serving.

Maybe throw on some ice cream for good measure....

Trust me when I say this is one of the best apple pies you will eat. The crunchy, caramel nut topping is perfect with all those squishy yet crunchy apples. 
Now that I have a new camera, hopefully I will be able to remember to take more photos of recipes that I try. *fingers crossed*

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  1. Of all the pies I've eaten, made, and read about, I've never seen or tried an upside down pie! It looks delicious. I'm definitely going to have to give it a try!

    1. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do :) It really is kind of a cool way to make a pie!

  2. Just pinned and will be sharing on Facebook as one of the great features at Freedom Fridays this week!!!

    Hugs and thanks so much for always supporting Freedom Fridays

    PS This was so very clever!

  3. Just made this today...everything went well until I flipped pie over and all the juices from the pie began to seep out and puddled...we plan to have the pie after dinner tonight and I'm hoping the bottom crust won't be a soggy mess. Looking forward to trying it! Thanks for posting the recipe!