Apple Pear Pie with Crumble Topping and Caramel Drizzle

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This month is all about pies!   I’m excited for this because I always make pies for Thanksgiving dinner.  I usually make the traditional pumpkin pie but then I like to make something different.

I make a lot of pies but I definitely have a few favorites.  My Coconut Cream Pie is a dream for coconut lovers.  For fruit pies my new favorite is my Cherry Rhubarb Pie with crumble topping.  Those looking for a classic pie will love this Dutch Apple Pie.

Warm and spiced apples and pears topped with crunchy crumble.

This year I wanted to make a fruit pie to go with the pumpkin pie.  I happen to have some apples and pears in our fruit bowl and I thought that would be a delicious fall combination.

Apple Pear Crumble Pie

I started by making a homemade pie crust.  I’ll be honest; I don’t often make a homemade pie crust because they usually fall apart on me.

However, when I do make them I use King Arthur Flour’s Perfect Pastry Blend.  I’ve found that it makes the flakiest crust.   I paired that with Kerrygold butter and made a pie crust was out of this world.

Apple Pear Crumble Pie is made with King Arthur Flour and Kerrygold Butter

Then came the filling.   I didn’t have anything particular in mind so I started by putting cut up apples and pears in a bowl.  I added in some brown sugar, apple pie spice, and boiled cider.

I’ve never heard of boiled cider until recently but several of my foodie friends said I simply can’t make apple desserts without it.   I added in a few tablespoons and it smelled amazing!

Apple Pear Crumble Pie made with King Arthur Flour and Kerrygold Butter

As I sat looking at my pie I want to add a little crunch so I whipped up a quick crumble topping.  I popped it in the oven and the sweet spicy scent of pie floated through my house.  I couldn’t wait to get it out of the oven.  When the timer finally went off my mouth was watering.

Need a pie for holiday dessert? Try this Spiced Apple Pear Crumble Pie!

I ended up adding a small caramel drizzle on top and I’m so glad I did.  It really pulled the flavors together and added some sweetness to the pie.   The crust was buttery, flaky, and delicious while the filling was warm and spiced.   This was one of the best pies I’ve made in a long time and my husband wholeheartedly agreed!  I can’t wait to share this pie with my family over the holidays.

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Warm and spiced apples and pears topped with crunchy crumble.

Apple Pear Pie with Crumble Topping and Caramel Drizzle

Homemade pie crust filled with a sweet and spiced apple and pear mixture topped off with a tasty crumble and drizzled with caramel.
5 from 17 votes
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Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Author: Hezzi-D

Ingredients

For the pie crust:

  • 1 3/4 c. King Arthur Perfect Pastry Blend Flour
  • 1/2 c. King Arthur all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • 16 Tablespoons salted butter
  • 4-8 T. ice water

For the Pie Filling:

  • 3 apples peeled and sliced
  • 2 pears peeled and sliced
  • 3 Tablespoons King Arthur Pie Filling Enhancer
  • 3 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon apple pie spice
  • 2 Tablespoons boiled cider

For the crumble:

  • 1/2 c. oats
  • 1/2 c. brown sugar
  • 1/2 c. King Arthur all purpose flour
  • 1 Tablespoon apple pie spice
  • 4 Tablespoons unsalted Kerrygold butter
  • 1/4 c. caramel bits
  • 2 Tablespoons milk

Instructions

  • In a large bowl combine the pasty flour, all purpose flour, cinnamon, and sugar.
  • Add the salted butter 1 tablespoon at a time and mix with your hands until it looks like crumbly sand.
  • Add the ice water 1 tablespoon at a time until the dough starts coming together. Using your hands, press the dough together. If it holds without crumbling it's ready.
  • Roll the dough into a ball and divide in half. Flatten each dough ball, wrap in plastic wrap, and place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  • After 30 minutes dust a surface with flour. Roll out one of the pie crusts in a circular shape. Carefully pick it up, using the rolling pin, and place it in the pie pan. Flute the edges if desired.
  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  • In a large bowl combine the apples, pears, pie filling enhancer, brown sugar, apple pie spice, and boiled cider. Toss to combine then pour into prepared crust.
  • To make the crumble topping combine the oats, brown sugar, flour, and apple pie spice in a medium bowl. Add the butter and rub it into the mixture with your fingers.
  • Sprinkle the crumble all over the top of the pie.
  • Bake for 45-50 minutes. Remove from oven and cool on a wire rack.
  • Pour the caramel bits and milk into a microwave safe bowl and heat for 30 seconds. Mix well. If it isn't completely melted microwave for 15 additional seconds. Drizzle over top of the pie.

Notes

Pie Crust recipe adapted from King Arthur Flour
Filling recipe is a Hezzi-D Original Recipe

Delicious Apple Pear Crumble Pie

I received Kerrygold and King Arthur products but all opinions and content are 100% my own.

5 from 17 votes (17 ratings without comment)

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