Here in Oklahoma, fall takes its sweet time to roll in. In fact, sometimes it doesn’t even get cold until nearly November! I like to help fall make its way in a little earlier by baking apple pies for my friends and family. This year, I decided it was time to spruce up my go-to apple pie recipe by adding a salted caramel twist! This pie is a big crowd pleaser and a ton of fun to make, so I know your family will love it, too! Enjoy!

Materials & Tools

For the crust:

  • 6 cups flour
  • 3 cups shortening
  • 2 eggs, beaten with a fork
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 10 tbsp cold water

For the pie

  • 7-8 green apples, peeled and sliced
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • ½ cup flour
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 10-15 soft caramels
  • 2 tsp salt
  • cookie cutters


Store bought piecrust will work just fine, but if you want to try making a homemade one, follow these instructions

1. Combine flour and vegetable shortening in a large bowl. Blend the mixture together with a pastry cutter until it looks like crumbs.

2. Beat two eggs with a fork and add them to the flour mixture. Mix until combined.

3. Add in 10 tbsp of very cold water and 2 tsp salt. Work the mixture until it becomes doughy. You may need to roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty here!

4. Roll out your crust into a thick disc. Then, cover and chill until you’re ready to bake with it. You can also freeze it for a later date.


When it comes to decorating your pie, let your creative juices flow! Use cookie cutters to create words or shapes on the top of your piecrust. You can even use stencils and cinnamon sugar or food coloring to create patterns!

Before you dig into desert, remember to show us how your pie turned out with #MakeandTell.