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So if you follow me on Instagram, you know that I am on the hunt for the PERFECT apple pie. I’ve been approaching this is the nerdiest possible way and after reading reviews and crowd sourcing for recommendations - I have narrowed it down to three recipes. Today we are covering the first two. Let’s jump in.
1. Dulce de Leche Double Crust Pie
This recipe from Joanna Gaines comes from the Magnolia Cookbook. It’s a double crust apple pie that uses dulce de leche (a milky caramel) inside and out. This pie was a total hit even though it took FOREVER.
Pros: The crust was easy and scrumptious and the filling was the BEST I’ve ever had.
Cons: I mean, this guy took so long to cool that it blew my mind and the caramel didn’t actually come through that well.
2. Salted Caramel Lattice-Topped Apple Pie
We all loved the Magnolia pie and snacked on it for days, but honestly, this one from Sally’s Baking Addiction took the lead. This one incorporates a homemade salted caramel and a lattice top that looked just dreamy.
Pros: The caramel came through beautifully and the lattice top was just gorgeous
Cons: We actually liked the apple filling from the Magnolia pie just slightly better. These weren’t cooked as much an maintained a bit of a bite. If that’s your jam, stick with the original, but if you like softer apples, think about cooking down your apples just a bit before piling them in the pie.
NEXT: So with the Salted Caramel Apple Pie in the lead, I have one more recipe left to try. This last one will be a dutch apple pie and the final recipe in my apple pie hunt. I’ll weigh in soon with the definitive WINNER of my informal contest.
In the meantime, at least go make that caramel. It really is unreal. Chat soon!
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