Caramel-Pecan Upside-Down Chai Apple Pie

This state fair pie contest winner is no ordinary apple pie. The chai and spices really add a new twist!

  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 60 min
  • ingredients 10
  • servings 8

Ingredients

Crust

1
cup pecans, chopped
1/3
cup butter, melted
1/2
cup packed brown sugar
1
box Pillsbury™ refrigerated pie crusts, softened as directed on box

Filling

3
cups peeled, cored and sliced apples
3
tablespoons butter
2/3
cup chai tea latte concentrate
Dash ground cinnamon
Dash ground cloves
2
tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F.
  • 2 In 9-inch pie plate, combine pecans, melted butter and 1/2 cup brown sugar. Place 1 pie crust on top of pecan mixture in pie plate.
  • 3 In 10-inch skillet, cook apples with 3 tablespoons butter over medium-high heat 2 minutes; add the chai tea. Cover; cook 2 to 3 minutes. Add cinnamon and cloves. Drain apples and place in the pie crust; sprinkle 2 tablespoons brown sugar on top.
  • 4 Cover filling with second crust; seal edges and cut a few slits in top crust to allow for venting.
  • 5 Place pie on middle oven rack; place sheet of foil on rack below pie in case of spillover. Bake at 375°F 35 to 40 minutes or until crust is golden brown. Remove from oven; immediately turn pie upside down onto serving plate.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    560
    (
    Calories from Fat
    310),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    35g
    35%
    (Saturated Fat
    13g,
    13%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    40mg
    40%;
    Sodium
    440mg
    440%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    57g
    57%
    (Dietary Fiber
    2g
    2%
      Sugars
    30g
    30%
    ),
    Protein
    4g
    4%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    8%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    6%;
    Iron
    2%;
    Exchanges:
    1 Starch; 1 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 7 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    4
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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