Caramel Apple Pie with Oatmeal-Almond Crumble and Calvados Crème Anglaise

Caramel Apple Pie with Oatmeal-Almond Crumble and Calvados Crème Anglaise

Relish the flavors of fall in every bite of this Caramel Apple Pie, topped with a sweet and crunchy crumble and served with a luscious sauce.

Caramel Apple Pie with Oatmeal-Almond Crumble and Calvados Crème Anglaise
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • ¾ cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon ground allspice
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 8 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, and thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 (14.1-ounce) package refrigerated piecrusts
  • Oatmeal-Almond Crumble (recipe follows)
  • 1 large egg white, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons sparkling sugar
  • Calvados Crème Anglaise (recipe follows)
  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Position rack in lower third of oven.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together sugars, flour, cornstarch, cinnamon, salt, ginger, allspice, and nutmeg.
  3. In a large bowl, toss apples with lemon juice and vanilla. Add sugar mixture to apple mixture, tossing to combine. Let apples stand for at least 15 minutes.
  4. In a Dutch oven, cook apple mixture over medium-high heat, stirring frequently, until thickened, 6 to 8 minutes. Remove from heat, and let cool completely.
  5. On a lightly floured surface, roll half of dough into a 12-inch circle. Transfer to a 9-inch deep-dish pie plate, pressing into bottom and up sides. Fold edges under, and crimp as desired. Spoon apple mixture into prepared crust. Top with Oatmeal-Almond Crumble.
  6. On a lightly floured surface, roll remaining dough into a 12-inch circle. Using a small leaf-shaped cutter, cut leaves from dough. Using a pastry brush, lightly brush crimped edges with egg white. Press leaves on crimped edges, overlapping slightly. Sprinkle with sparkling sugar.
  7. Bake until crust is light golden brown and filling is bubbly, 20 to 25 minutes, covering with foil halfway through baking to prevent excess browning, if necessary. Let cool slightly. Serve warm or chilled with Calvados Crème Anglaise. Cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days.

Oatmeal-Almond Crumble
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons firmly packed light brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon apple pie spice
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup cold unsalted butter, cubed
  • ½ cup sliced almonds
  • ¼ cup old-fashioned oats
  • ¼ cup quick-cooking oats
  1. In the work bowl of a food processor, place flour, brown sugar, apple pie spice, cinnamon, and salt; pulse until combined. Add cold butter, and pulse until mixture is crumbly.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine butter mixture, almonds, and oats. Store in an airtight container in refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Calvados Crème Anglaise
  • 2 cups half-and-half
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ vanilla bean, split lengthwise, seeds scraped and reserved
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 6 large egg yolks, lightly beaten
  • 3 tablespoons Calvados or apple brandy
  1. In a medium saucepan, bring half-and-half, sugar, vanilla bean, and vanilla extract to a boil over medium-high heat, whisking frequently. Reduce heat to medium.
  2. Using a ladle, add about 1 cup hot half-and-half mixture to egg yolks, whisking constantly.
  3. Pour yolk mixture into remaining half-and-half mixture in saucepan. Cook, stirring constantly with a rubber spatula, until mixture is thick enough to coat the back of a wooden spoon and a candy thermometer registers 170°.
  4. Remove from heat, and strain into a container set in an ice bath. Let cool completely, whisking frequently.
  5. Add Calvados, whisking to combine. Store in an airtight container in refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Discover inspiring style ideas, delicious recipes, and more by ordering your Southern Lady subscription today!

Southern Lady Magazine September 2022 cover with "Subscribe Today" text