Caramel Apple Pie

This decadent pie with the apples sitting in a bed of caramels and sweetened condensed milk and a crumbly brown sugar crumb topping sprinkled on top!  Caramel Apple Pie with condensed milk makes an impressive fall dessert for the holidays!

Golden brown cinnamon sugar topping on a condensed milk apple caramel pie in a blue dish on a red and white napkin.

If you love this recipe you may also enjoy our Crescent Roll Apple Pie with a couple shortcuts.

Caramel Apple Pie With Condensed Milk Recipe

If you love dipping apples in caramel, then you’ll LOVE Farmhouse Caramel Apple Pie with condensed milk to make it even more special! 

We’ve been loving all of the apple recipes this fall.  This is our favorite apple pie because it’s got extra caramel flavor!  This pie is the ultimate caramel dip for apples already mixed together.

We love variations of popular fall desserts like this apple pie with sweetened condensed milk and our Apple Crisp with Peanut Butter Crumble with a little twist.

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Close up piece of warm apple pie with layers of tender apples coated in a sweetened condensed milk and caramel sauce on a white plate with a fork in the background.

The hardest part of this recipe for me is shaping the edge of the crust.  I love that this pie dish from Amazon doesn’t require any skill, it looks like you can just press your crust into the preformed ripples.  That would guarantee all of my pies to be perfectly shaped!

Apple Pie For Baking Contest

I first made this recipe at the age of 13 for a baking contest at an area festival called Happy Apple Days.  My mom gave me the recipe then and reminded me of it again recently.  While I honestly don’t remember the outcome of that contest I do know I have a lot of ribbons from those type of contests.  My mom spent hours teaching me baking and cooking skills and I’m so grateful for that!

Growing up on a farm and being very active in 4-H.  A few activities I enjoyed were serving as the county Pork Princess and Dairy Princess.  In that role, I would go to area parades and festivals to promote the farm product I was representing.  I imagine I was scheduled to attend the Happy Apple Days festival when I was royalty and my mom suggested that I go ahead and enter the baking contest since I would be there.

Close up slice of a delicious apple pie with sweetened condensed milk on a stack of white plates with a fork and full pie dish in the background.

Ingredients Needed to Make Caramel Apple Pie:

  • Unbaked pie crust
  • Apples – We prefer Jonathan apples for baking
  • Cinnamon
  • Flour
  • Sweetened condensed milk
  • Caramels
  • Brown Sugar
  • Butter
Ingredients to make an apple pie are sweetened condensed milk, brown sugar, cinnamon, butter, flour, caramel squares, pie crust and slices of apples on a brown wooden counter top.

How to Make Homemade Caramel Apple Pie

  1. Place oven rack in lowest position.  Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Lay pie crust in pie pan and make a consistent shape around the outside with your fingers.
  3. In a large bowl toss apples with 3 tablespoons flour and 1 teaspoon cinnamon.
  4. In a heavy saucepan, combine sweetened condensed milk and caramels.  Over medium heat, cook and stir until caramels melt and the mixture is smooth.  Immediately toss caramel mixture with apples, spoon into pie crust.
  5. In a small bowl mix remaining 1/4 cup flour, brown sugar, and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon.  Cut in butter until crumbly and sprinkle over pie.
  6. Bake for 30 minutes, then cover edges with foil and bake for 10 – 20 minutes longer until the entire pie is set.
Fork with a bite of caramel apple pie made with sweetened condensed milk on a white plate with a cinnamon sugar streusel on top.

Step By Step Instructions

Line a pie crust with a refrigerated pie crust that’s been brought to room temp or make a homemade pie crust. Use fingers to shape the edges.

Peel and thinly slice 6 cups of apples which is about 5 medium apples or 4 1/2 large apples.

We prefer to bake with Jonathan apples in this recipe.

Sprinkle flour and cinnamon over apples and mix until all slices have a thin coating on each side.

Flour and cinnamon sprinkled over sliced apples for pie filling in a white bowl on a wooden counter top.

In a saucepan over medium heat melt caramels and stir in sweetened condensed milk.

Caramel squares in a saucepan of sweetened condensed milk on the stove.

Stir often and take care not to let the mixture burn.

Pour over the apples and stir until each slice has an even coating of the sweet mixture.

Sweetened condensed milk and caramel mixture poured over thinly sliced apples with flour and cinnamon in a white mixing bowl.

Pour into the unbaked pie crust.

Slices of apples coated generously with a caramel and sweetened condensed milk filling in an unbaked pie crust in a blue pie plate.

Mix streusel ingredients and cut slices of cold butter in with a fork. Sprinkle over the pie.

Butter, sugar and cinnamon streusel on an apple pie ready to bake in a blue pie dish.

Set in an oven preheated to 375°F for 30 minutes.

Then fold pieces of foil to cover the edges of the crust and bake for another 10 – 20 minutes until the center of the pie is set.

When Is This Caramel Apple Pie Set?

Another skill that my mom has taught me is determining when the pie is set or finished baking. 

While the crust looks done after 30 minutes in the oven, the center of the pie is definitely not finished baking.  That’s why the foil is so helpful to protect the crust from burning while the rest of the pie finishes baking. 

This caramel apple pie is done when it doesn’t jiggle anymore when picked up.  It may move some in the center, but out towards the edges shouldn’t move at all. 

Baked golden brown pie with caramel apples in a sweetened condensed milk filling with a streusel on a red and white plaid napkin.

Letting the pie rest for at least 30 minutes will also allow it to continue baking.

Other Fall Apple Recipe Ideas:

We hope you enjoy these recipes as much as we do!

Printable Caramel Apple Pie with Crumb Topping

Golden brown sugar and cinnamon coating on top of an apple pie made with sweetened condensed milk with a fork on a white plate.

Caramel Apple Pie

Servings 8 slices
Author: Jennifer
This decadent pie with the apples sitting in a bed of caramels and sweetened condensed milk and a crumbly brown sugar crumb topping sprinkled on top!  Caramel Apple Pie with condensed milk makes an impressive fall dessert for the holidays!
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes

Ingredients
  

  • 1 9″ unbaked pie crust

Pie Filling

  • 6 cups thinly sliced apples
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
  • 20 caramels about 5.5 oz or 1/2 a bag

Streusel

  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons butter cold

Instructions
 

  • Place oven rack in lowest position.  Preheat oven to 375°F.  Lay pie crust in pie pan and make a shape around the outside with your fingers. 
  • In a large bowl toss apples with 3 tablespoons flour and 1 teaspoon cinnamon.
  • In a saucepan, combine sweetened condensed milk and caramels.  Over medium heat, cook and stir until caramels melt and the mixture is smooth.  Immediately toss caramel mixture with apples, spoon into pie crust.
  • In a small bowl mix remaining 1/4 cup flour, brown sugar, and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon.  Cut in slices of cold butter until crumbly and sprinkle over pie.  
  • Bake for 30 minutes, then cover edges with foil and bake for 10 – 20 minutes longer until entire pie is set.  

Nutrition

Calories: 186kcalCarbohydrates: 36gProtein: 2gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 9mgSodium: 73mgPotassium: 156mgFiber: 3gSugar: 26gVitamin A: 148IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 41mgIron: 1mg

Nutritional Disclaimer

“Plowing Through Life” is not a dietitian or nutrition professional. Any nutritional information shared is an estimate and can vary greatly depending on specific products are used. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through an online nutritional calculator of your choice.

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Originally shared on September 30, 2018 with updates made on November 13, 2023.

The best apple pie on our farmhouse table is this slice of Caramel Apple Pie with ice cream. It's like dipping apples in caramel in a pie. It's so delicious!!

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