Caramel Apple Pie
Loosely adapted from

I have to admit the pie crust in this recipe is not my tastes great but it is a little hard to work with. You may have a better pie crust recipe or may want to use a frozen pie crust. Bottom line its all about the caramel apple pie filling...with a scoop of vanilla ice cream sprinkled with cinnamon, you can't go wrong!

Pie Crust:
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon sugar
1 cup plus 1 tablespoon butter, chilled
1/3 cup ice water
1 tablespoon vinegar
1 egg, beaten
6 cups apples (Jonathan or Granny Smith)
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon vanilla
4 tablespoons heavy cream
4 tablespoons butter
Streusel Topping:
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon butter
2 toffee bars, crushed

Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.

Make the Pie Crust:
Chill all ingredients, including the flour and vinegar. Combine the flour, salt and sugar. Cut in butter with a pastry blender until the mixture resembles cornmeal. In another bowl, mix water and vinegar with the beaten egg. Add the liquid mixture, 1 tablespoon at a time, to the flour mixture, tossing with a fork to form a soft dough.
Divide dough into two pieces. Roll out 2 pie shells on two pieces of parchment or waxed paper. Cut vent holes in the top pie shell with small cookie cutters. Keep pie shells cooled in refrigerator until ready to use.

Peel and slice apples.

Sprinkle with lemon juice. Combine dry ingredients in large bowl and add apples.

Toss to mix. Add vanilla and cream. Melt butter in heavy skillet. Add apple mixture and cook approximately 8 minutes, to soften apples.

Take one pie shell out of refrigerator and line a pie dish. Turn apples into pie shell.

Streusel Topping:
Combine the flour and sugar. Mix in butter with fork until coarse crumbs. stir in the crushed toffee bars. Sprinkle over pie. Add top pie shell and seal along the edge. Brush with beaten egg white and sprinkle with sugar.

Bake for 15 minutes. Reduce heat to 350 degrees F and bake 45 minutes longer.