Apple Pie with Salted Caramel Sauce Recipe

Apple pie with salted caramel sauce recipe

Fall often means trips to the apple orchard. Trips to the apple orchard often mean bringing home more apples than you planned. Having more freshly picked apples than you planned at home is a great excuse to make a delicious apple pie! Today I’m sharing my favorite apple pie recipe, along with a recipe for caramel sauce you can drizzle on the top. I used Jonathan apples, which are on the sweeter side, but you can also make this with Granny Smith apples for a little more tartness.

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Apple pie recipe

A note about the crust: I am terrible at getting homemade crusts to come out just right, so I used Pillsbury Refrigerated Pie Crusts. To make them look even more homemade and amazing, brush on an egg white that’s been beaten until frothy and sprinkle some sugar (and a little cinnamon, if you like) over the top before baking. Comes out looking BEAUTIFUL and they taste great!

Apple pie recipe with caramel sauce

We have a Breville Ice Cream Maker and always make our own ice cream (check out one of our favorite ice cream recipes here), so we made a creamy vanilla custard-style ice cream to eat with this pie. We topped the warm pie with a scoop of homemade vanilla ice cream and drizzled warm caramel sauce over the top. It.Was.SO.Delicious.

Apple Pie Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 6-7 cups thinly sliced and peeled apples
  • 1.5 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • Pastry for double-crust pie (9 inches)
  • 1.5 tablespoons butter
  • 1 egg white
  • Additional sugar (and cinnamon, if desired)

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Slice apples and place in a large mixing bowl; toss with lemon juice.
  3. Mix sugars, flour, and spices together in a small bowl.
  4. Add sugar-flour-spice mixture to apples and toss to combine.
  5. Place bottom crust in a 9-inch pie pan and trim edges.
  6. Add apple mixture to crust.
  7. Place top crust over apple filling, trim edges, pinch edges together, and flute all around the edges (I used a salad fork!).
  8. Cut slits in crust.
  9. Beat egg white until foamy, then brush over the top of the crust.
  10. Sprinkle with additional sugar (and a bit more cinnamon, if desired).
  11. Cover edges of pie loosely with foil.
  12. Bake in 375 oven for 25 minutes.
  13. Remove foil, and continue baking for another 20-25 minutes more or until crust is golden and apples are soft.
  14. Cool on a wire rack, then serve.
Apple pie with vanilla ice cream and salted caramel sauce

Salted Caramel Sauce Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 2.5 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1.5 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup water

Directions:

  1. Combine butter and salt with heavy cream in medium saucepan over medium heat, stirring until the butter has melted (about 3-4 minutes).
  2. Remove from heat.
  3. In a smaller saucepan, heat the sugar and water over high heat, stirring constantly, about 8-10 minutes or until the mixture is a dark amber color (it will look like syrup).
  4. Remove this pan from heat, then pour carefully into the cream-butter-salt mixture and stir until caramel is dissolved.
  5. Serve warm or store in the refrigerator (you’ll need to heat it back up if you serve it later).
Best easy apple pie with salted caramel sauce recipe - serve with vanilla ice cream

One thing to keep in mind is how long it will take to make this. I always think I’m going to whip up an apple pie, but slicing and peeling the apples takes me quite a bit of time. If you’re lucky enough to have a handy-dandy apple peeler, the task would go much more quickly. Then even though mixing up the pie filling doesn’t take too long, it’s going to take you another 45-50 minutes baking the pie. You can make the caramel sauce while the pie’s baking. I promise you, though, it’s 100% worth the wait!

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Leopard and Snake and Zebra, Oh My! Under $20 Animal Prints

Leopard and Snake and Zebra Print Oh My - How to Wear Animal Prints This Fall

Fall Forecast: Animal Prints for Days

Animal prints have been trending for a few years now. First we saw pops of leopard and cheetah creeping in; then last year snake prints slithered in and joined them. Zebra prints have bounded onto the scene recently, and this trend shows no signs of stopping in the near future. One way to dip a toe into the animal print trend if you haven’t yet is to add one or two simple items and work them in with everyday basics. Today I’m sharing 10 animal print items under $20 that would be easy to mix in with your current fall wardrobe, along with my best tips for wearing animal prints.

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10 Animal Print Items Under $20

1. Zebra Print Sweater, $19.99

This neutral colors in this print will work for late summer, fall, and winter, and this lightweight sweater is perfect alone now or layered all throughout fall and winter. Shop it here.

Neutral zebra print sweater A New Day Target

2. Snake Print Sneakers, $19.99

What I love about these sneakers is the thickness of the sole and the light, bright color of the snake print. Shop them here.

Snake Print Sneakers White Light Gray Beige

3. Long Sleeve Leopard Tee, $8.97

The price of this long sleeve tee is unbeatable, and you’ll be able to wear it alone in late summer and early fall, and with a denim jacket, cardigan, or vest when things cool down. I think it would look really cute knotted and worn with a black skirt, pants, or jeans. Shop it here.

Long sleeve leopard tee t-shirt

4. Gray Leopard/Cheetah Sweater, $19.99

A simple animal print in a neutral color is always a win. This white and gray sweater can be dressed up with work pants or skirts or just as easily worn with distressed jeans or joggers on the weekend. Shop it here.

Light gray grey and white leopard cheetah sweater

5. Off-Shoulder Zebra Top, $19.99

Okay, maybe you’re not going to be wearing an off-the-shoulder top in the colder parts of fall and winter, but you could definitely wear this in early fall or beyond with an outer layer. Dress up a pair of jeans, or go full-on dressy with black pants or a pencil skirt and heels. Shop it here.

Off-shoulder zebra print top

6. Leopard Print Denim Trucker Jacket, $18.98

This cute jacket would be the perfect way to amp up your jeans-and-tee look. Alternately, it would be equally at home over a black dress. Either way, it’s a great statement piece at an unbeatable price. Shop it here.

Leopard print trucker denim jacket

7. Short Sleeve Snake Print Top, $16.99

This pretty top has a keyhole back and, like many of the other items here, could easily be dressed up for work or down for play. Shop it here.

Neutral white gray snake print short sleeve top

8. Short Sleeve Leopard Print Top, $19.99

Here’s a similar top to the one above, but in a leopard/cheetah type print. The material is crepe, so it’s another versatile choice perfect for work to weekend and everything in between. Shop it here.

Leopard cheetah print short sleeve top

9. Snake Print Ankle Boots, $19.98

I have a similar pair of ankle boots that I bought last winter for around $100, so at under $20, these cuties are a steal. Shop them here.

Snake print ankle boots booties affordable

10. Leopard Print Midi Skirt, $16.99

Print midi skirts are everywhere right now, especially animal print ones. This would look great with a graphic tee and sneakers or with a nicer blouse and heels for work or date night. If you’re interested, hurry: this skirt will sell out quickly — it’s Rachel Zoe and an amazing price. Shop it here.

Leopard Print Midi Skirt

Rules for Styling Animal Prints (and How to Break Them)

There really are no rights or wrongs when it comes to style, but here are a few ways I like to incorporate animal prints into my own wardrobe.

1. Wear one main animal print item with solids. – If wearing a larger animal print item (shirt, cardigan, skirt), the rest of the outfit should be solid colors. This will put the focus on that bold animal print item.

2. Wear one main animal print item with a different print. – You can also try mixing prints. I like to mix prints that have colors that look good together, and that are a different scale (e.g., one of the prints has a larger scale, and the other print is small scale).

3. Wear a few smaller animal print items together. – Sometimes I like to wear several small items in the same print. For example, I’ll wear leopard earrings and a leopard belt. Or I’ll carry a snake print bag and wear snake print ankle boots. I don’t usually mix prints when I do this, but mixing prints could work if the colors work well together and the rest of your outfit is pretty neutral.

4. Wear a neutral animal print with something in a bold color. – If your animal print colors are neutral (think white/gray or beige/black, etc.), a bold pop of color is a great way to make both stand out. I love to wear a bright yellow, orange, or red skirt or tee with a leopard print cardigan.

5. Stay on the casual side by adding some denim or sneakers. – Personally, I almost always stay on the casual side with denim or sneakers when I wear animal prints. While animal prints can look fabulous dressed up, I just feel a little too Peg Bundy (some of you are old enough to know who that is — if you’re not, Google her) when I’m dressed up in heels and animal prints. If you do want to dress up in animal prints, keep it simple: choose a print that’s not too busy or colorful, and go classic with the rest of your look.

What are your favorite ways to wear animal prints?

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