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Hard cider caramel apple pie

Hard Cider Caramel Apple Pie Recipe

Hard Cider Caramel Apple Pie is the best apple pie recipe! This homemade apple pie filling is topped with a caramel sauce and baked to perfection!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 30 mins
Servings 8 servings
Calories 598


Follow recipe for all butter pie crust:

  • 2 9-inch pie dough rounds (see recipe link in notes for pie crust)


  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup hard apple cider
  • 12 tablespoons unsalted butter (softened and cut into small pieces)
  • ½ cup heavy cream

Pie Filling:

  • 4 cups apples (peel, core & thinly slice about 6 apples)
  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ½ cup granulated sugar


Make pie crusts and set aside.

    To make the caramel:

    • Combine the sugar and cider in a medium saucepan. Stir to combine. Over medium high heat allow to boil until the mixture is a light caramel color.
    • Off heat add in butter and heavy cream. Stir to combine.
    • Put the saucepan back on the burner and continue to cook and stir until the mixture bubbles and thickens.

    To make the pie:

    • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
    • Mix all pie filling ingredients together in a large bowl. Place in pie shell. Pour about ½ cup of the caramel over the apple mixture.
    • Top with top crust or pastry cut outs. Optional: Brush with milk or water and sprinkle with sugar.
    • Place pie on a rimmed baking sheet, cover the edges of the pie crust with foil and place in the middle of the oven.
    • Bake for about 20 minutes. Then, reduce the oven temperature to 375 and bake for an additional 40-50 minutes or until the filling is bubbly and the top crust is lightly browned.
    • After the pie is cooled, heat up some of the caramel sauce and drizzle it over the top of the pie.


    Pie crust instructions: https://selfproclaimedfoodie.com/not-your-mamas-all-butter-pie-crust/


    Calories: 598kcal | Carbohydrates: 72g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 65mg | Sodium: 183mg | Potassium: 147mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 45g | Vitamin A: 775IU | Vitamin C: 5.9mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 1.4mg