Caramelized Apple-Pecan Pie with Calvados Recipe

Caramelized Apple-Pecan Pie with Calvados Recipe

How To Make Caramelized Apple-Pecan Pie with Calvados

A lovely combination of flavors is on full display in this apple-pecan pie. Calvados or apple brandy imparts this dessert with more depth of flavor.

Preparation: 30 minutes
Cooking: 1 hour 20 minutes
Total: 1 hour 50 minutes



  • cupspecans,(about ½ lbs)
  • stickunsalted butter,(6 oz)
  • ¼cupsugar
  • 4largegranny smith apples,peeled
  • 2tbspcalvados,or other apple brandy
  • cupslight brown sugar,packed
  • cupslight corn syrup
  • 2tbsp.all purpose flour
  • 6largeeggs
  • 1tbsppure vanilla extract
  • pate brisee pie shells


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

  2. Spread the pecans on a rimmed baking sheet and bake for 7 minutes, or until lightly toasted. Transfer to a plate and let cool.

  3. Reduce the oven temperature to 325 degrees F.

  4. In a large nonstick skillet, melt 4 tablespoons of the butter with the sugar over high heat. Add the apples and cook for 12 to 14 minutes, stirring frequently, until browned.

  5. Add the Calvados and cook until evaporated. Let cool.

  6. In a large bowl, combine the brown sugar with the corn syrup, flour and the cooled melted butter and beat until smooth.

  7. Beat in the eggs and vanilla.

  8. Spoon the caramelized apples into the Pâte Brisée Pie Shells and pour the custard on top.

  9. Scatter the pecans on the custard, lightly pressing them in.

  10. Bake in the lower third of the oven for about 1 hour, or until the crusts are golden and the custard is set.

  11. Cover the crusts loosely with foil if they brown too quickly.

  12. Let the pies cool on a wire rack before cutting into wedges.


  • Calories: 403.69kcal
  • Fat: 21.68g
  • Saturated Fat: 6.99g
  • Trans Fat: 0.35g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 9.23g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 4.03g
  • Carbohydrates: 51.15g
  • Fiber: 2.95g
  • Sugar: 46.58g
  • Protein: 4.21g
  • Cholesterol: 92.53mg
  • Sodium: 52.07mg
  • Calcium: 42.15mg
  • Potassium: 174.38mg
  • Iron: 0.94mg
  • Vitamin A: 105.50µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.17mg
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