Hi everyone!!! I have another delicious recipe that I tried with the SMS group...Double Crusted Caramel Apple Pie. YUM!! Susan, from Baking With Susan picked the recipe and I was soooo excited to try. I love apple pie and haven't made one in a long time. I was excited to try a different crust recipe and the cookbook had some great advice about keeping all your pie crust ingredients cold before making the crust. And I think the crust is the best part about this pie!
The crust was amazing. It called for an egg/heavy cream wash and sprinkling with sugar before baking and I think it made for a super brown wonderful crust.
I had a whole host of problems with the caramel. I could not get it to work. I think I have a few more grey hairs because of it. It got to the point on the stove where the whole concoction just seized up and became this big mass of sugar. I thought maybe I had the stove on too hot, so I tried it again. Same result!! I couldn't figure it out...so I left it out. It was either that or throw the pot through the kitchen window. Ha ha...sort of.
Because I was leaving out the caramel, I added some more sugar to the apples. Maybe 2 tablespoons extra?? And it turned out pretty good. What I realized when I cut the pie was the recipe did not ask for cinnamon. Maybe that's because of the caramel that is supposed to be inside? But I think it needs cinnamon. I love the classic combo of apples and cinnamon and I missed it with this pie.
Does anybody else always misspell cinnamon? I always spell it wrong...2 n's? 2 m's? Thank goodness for spell check!!
Go check out what all the other SMS bakers did with their pies this week! I really liked this one. I loved the crust and I think with the addition of cinnamon, the inside could be fabulous. Maybe i'll try caramel again...not to sure about it. Anybody have any suggestions? Or other caramel recipes??
Thanks for stopping by! Have a sweet Sunday!