Caramel Pecan Apple Pie Recipe 

 Originally Written: October 24, 2011

By  Hanna Trafford

I just found this recipe and remembered that I wanted to try it out some time ago already. It apparently comes from Virginia and it just has to taste great! Caramel with pecans and apples – you literally cannot go wrong! If that is something that appeals to you, here is the recipe:


  • 7 cups of sliced tart apples
  • 1 teaspoon of lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup of chopped pecans
  • 1/3 cup of packed brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons of sugar
  • 4-12 teaspoons of ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon of cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup of caramel ice cream topping (room temperature)
  • 1 unbaked 9-inch pie shell
  • 3 tablespoon of melted butter


3/4 cup of flour

  • 2/3 cup of chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup of sugar
  • 6 tablespoons of cold butter
  • 1/4 cup of caramel ice cream topping – at room temperature


  1. In a large bowl. toss together apples with lemon juice and vanilla
  2. Combine the pecans, sugars, cinnamon and cornstarch, add it to apple mixture and toss to coat.
  3. Pour caramel topping over bottom of pastry shell, top with apple mixture and drizzle with butter.
  4. In a small bowl. combine the flour, pecans and sugar.
  5. Cut in butter, until mixture resembles coarse crumbs
  6. Sprinkle over filling
  7. Bake at 350F for 55-60 minutes, until filling is bubbly and topping is browned.
  8. Immediately drizzle with caramel topping
  9. Cool on a wire rack


Hope you will enjoy this recipe – please send in your comments, suggestions and experiences, your input is always welcomed and very much appreciated!




Hanna Trafford

Hanna is the mother of two grown sons Dan and Dusan Nedelko, and is also the Grandmother to Jax, Cohen and Mila. She is the lead editor of Mama Knows and is hoping to create an exchange of communications with other grandmothers, mothers and daughters - giving everyone the opportunity to learn and share about everything that is "Mama"

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