Pear Caramel Apple Praline Pie

A creamy filling surrounds cooked pears and apples in this delicious pie that was the blue-ribbon winner at the Wisconsin State Fair in 2010.

  • Prep Time 40 min
  • Total Time 5 hr 35 min
  • Servings 8

Ingredients

Crust

1
box Pillsbury™ refrigerated pie crusts, softened as directed on box

Filling

1/2
cup granulated sugar
1/4
cup all-purpose flour
1/2
teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2
teaspoon ground cinnamon
Dash of salt
2
cups peeled, thinly sliced pears (about 4)
2
cups peeled, thinly sliced apples (about 4)
1
tablespoon lemon juice
2
tablespoons butter, cut up

Praline Mixture and Topping

3/4
cup old-fashioned oats
1/4
cup packed brown sugar
1
tablespoon all-purpose flour
1/4
cup cold butter, cubed
18
caramels, unwrapped
5
tablespoons milk
1/4
cup chopped pecans
  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. Make pie crusts as directed on box for Two-Crust Pie, using 9-inch glass pie plate.
  • 2 In large bowl, mix granulated sugar, 1/4 cup flour, the nutmeg, cinnamon and salt. Add pears, apples and lemon juice; toss to coat. Pour into crust-lined pie plate. Top with 2 tablespoons butter.
  • 3 In small bowl, mix oats, brown sugar and 1 tablespoon flour. Cut in 1/4 cup butter until mixture is crumbly. Sprinkle over fruit.
  • 4 In 1-quart saucepan, melt caramels with milk over low heat until smooth; add the pecans. Drizzle over praline mixture. Top with second crust and flute; cut slits in several places. If you like, brush top with milk and sprinkle with granulated sugar. Cover crust edge with strips of foil to prevent excessive browning. Place pie on middle oven rack; place sheet of foil on rack below pie in case of spillover. Bake 45 to 55 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely, about 4 hours.

Expert Tips

Purchase pears that are still firm to touch to decrease the chance of mushy pears in the baked pie.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
570
(
Calories from Fat
230),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
26g
26%
(Saturated Fat
11g,
11%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
30mg
30%;
Sodium
430mg
430%;
Total Carbohydrate
80g
80%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
  Sugars
37g
37%
),
Protein
5g
5%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%;
Vitamin C
2%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 1/2 Fruit; 3 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 5 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
5
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.