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Caramel Apple Walnut Pie Recipe
- 5 cups peeled, thinly sliced Golden Delicious or Braeburn apples (about 3 medium)
- 1/4 cup plus 1/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar, divided
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 9-inch single Classic Crisco Pie Crust
- 1 (14 oz.) can Eagle Brand® Sweetened Condensed Milk
- 1/4 cup butter, melted
- 1/3 cup Pillsbury BEST® All Purpose Flour
- 2 tablespoons cold butter
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
- Heat the oven to 350°F. Toss apple slices, 1/4 cup brown sugar and cinnamon in large bowl until evenly coated.
- Arrange apples in pie crust. Whisk sweetened condensed milk and melted butter in same bowl until smooth. Pour evenly over apples. Bake 30 minutes.
- Combine remaining 1/3 cup brown sugar and flour in medium bowl. Cut in 2 tablespoons cold butter with pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in walnuts. Sprinkle evenly over pie.
- Bake an additional 35 to 40 minutes or until apples are tender and topping is golden brown. Cool wire rack.
Recipe and photos used with permission by Crisco.com.