This Apple Butterscotch Pie is absolute heaven! Lightly spiced apples baked inside a flakey all-butter pie crust with a homemade brown sugar butterscotch sauce!
I waited a full 10 days before posting sweets, which I feel should be a socially acceptable time for everyone to recover from the holidays. No?
Well hurry up because this apple butterscotch pie is beyond divine!
Sweet and tart apples baked to perfection with my butterscotch sauce all encased in a flakey pastry
All I ask is that you save a little of the brown sugar butterscotch sauce to drizzle (or pour) on top! Swoon.
Dicing the apples into smaller pieces allows the filling to cook at the same rate as the crust, so you don’t have to pre-cook your filling. Most of the apples are soft and supple but some have retained a little bit of bite so that you aren’t just eating applesauce. Personally if I wanted an applesauce pie, I would just pour applesauce in a pie crust and bake it. I like the fruit to retain its shape and texture but be soft.
Butterscotch sauce is like a caramel made with brown sugar instead of white and it is perfect when paired with the lightly spiced apples. In each bite you taste butterscotch, apples, cinnamon and just a hint of cardamom.
Did you think I left my obsession with cardamom in the 12 Days of Christmas Cookies? Now why would I do that?! Cardamom and cinnamon give this pie a surprising depth of flavor.
A little bit of lemon keeps the filling from being saccharine sweet. You’re welcome.
Now stop thinking about your Resolutions and make this pie!!
So you want to throw your New Year’s Resolution to the Wind too?!