American Pie Council

2014 Amateur Recipe

Apple Rum Caramel

Apple Rum Caramel
Judy Sunvold, Chicago, IL
2014 APC National Pie Championships Comstock-Apple

1 ¼ cup crushed graham crackers
¼ cup sugar
5 Tablespoons butter, melted

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix in a medium bowl, crackers, sugar, and butter. When fully incorporated, press into pan and bake 6 to 8 minutes or until golden in color. Cool. (Note: Depending on depth of pie pan you could have a little extra.)

6 oz cream cheese
1-1½ tsp Vanilla

Combine cream cheese and vanilla. When fully incorporated, spread into prepared pie shell. Place plastic wrap on top of surface tightly, and chill for three hours or until set.

Apple Topping:
1 can Comstock Apple Pie Filling and Topping
¼ cup caramel sauce
½ tsp rum extract
½ tsp vanilla
½ cup chopped dates
¾ cup walnuts, chopped

Pour pie filling into a medium size bowl. Pull out apple pieces and cut them into bite size pieces back into the pie filling can or a small bowl. In the medium size bowl, add the caramel sauce, rum extract, and vanilla. Mix until fully incorporated. Add the apples, chopped dates and walnuts, and mix gently. When fully mixed, pour onto cream cheese layer.

Top with your favorite whipped topping. Garnish and decorate as desired.