Winner of the Apple Pie Baking Contest

Congratulations to Lindsey Waggoner, her Salted Caramel Apple Pie was chosen as the winning pie. The judges commented it was hard to choose, all of the pies submitted were very good. Thank you to all of the participants and judges.

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Salted Caramel Apple Pie 9″ pie
Crust: (classic Crisco Pie Crust)
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 stick Crisco baking stick
6-8 Tablespoons iced water
Combine flour & salt, cut in shortening, add water until combined, form into 2 discs, wrap in plastic wrap, refrigerate for 1 hour. Roll out 1 disc and place in 9″ pie pan.  Roll out 2nd disc.
Salted Caramel Sauce:
1 cup sugar
6 tablespoons butter, cubed
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 heavy cream
1 teaspoon sea salt (after pie is baked)
Cook sugar over medium heat, stirring constantly until brown & dissolved – do not burn! Add butter, then vanilla; boil for 1 minute, then add cream. Let cool.
6-7 Braeburn apples, peeled, cored & chopped
3/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup flour
dash ground cloves
1 Tablespoon clear jel
Mix sugar, flour, cloves and clear jel. Add to apples. Place apple mixture in prepared pie plate. Pour 1/2 cup caramel sauce over filling.
Top with 2nd rolled crust. Crimp edges. Brush with egg wash. Bake in preheated 375 degree oven for about 1 hour. Let cool then drizzle with more caramel sauce and sprinkle with turbinado sugar and pink Himalayan sea salt.