American Pie Council

2017 Amateur Entry

 

Date Night Caramel Apple PIe

Date Night Carmel Apple Pie
Carolyn Blakemore, Fairmont WV
2017 APC National Pie Championships Amateur Division
1st Place Comstock Apple

Crust
2 Cups All purpose Flour
1 Tsp. Salt
¼ Cup Shortening
4 - 8 Tbsp.Ice Cold Water

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Blend flour and salt in large bowl. Cut shortening into flour mixture using pastry blender or fork. Stir in just enough water with fork until dough folds together. Divide dough in two. Flatten ball(s) into ½ inch thick disk(s). Roll dough (larger ball of dough) from center outward into a circle 2 inches wider than pie plate on lightly floured surface for the bottom crust. Transfer dough to pie plate.
Fill unbaked pie crust according to recipe directions. Roll out remaining dough disk. Transfer dough carefully onto filled pie. Trim edges of dough leaving a ¾ inch overhang. Fold top edge under bottom crust. Press edges together to seal and flute as desired. Cut slits in top crust or prick with fork to vent steam.
Filling:
1 - 21 oz. Comstock Carmel Apple Filling
¼ cup chopped dates
C ombine apple filling and dates, mix, pour into crust.
Crumble:
¼ Cup Brown Sugar
3 Tbsp. Flour
1 Tsp. Apple Spice
2 Tbsp. Butter

In a cup mix together brown sugar, flour, spices and butter. Mix with a fork until crumbly, sprinkle over apples and cover with a top crust. Flute edge cover crust. Trim with foil strips to bake. Bake 40 minutes until crust is golden. Serves 8.