My house smelled like a Cinnabon shop! Heaven! A good (and very easy) pie, but I found this to be too sweet (not as sweet as a Cinnabon, but still really sweet). I'd do it again with less sugar.
--I added the cinnamon as others suggested (I can't imagine this pie without it!).
--I also skimped on the apples and put in 3 Gala and 3 Granny Smith apples (it looked like a lot), but you really do need the 8 Granny Smith (baking them made them shrink). The tart green apples offset the sweetness of the caramel sauce so I'd stick with the Grannies.
--Do mix 3/4 of the sauce with the apples before putting the rest on top. And be sure to put the pie plate on top of a pan because it will spill all over.
--I used the Pillsbury refrigerated ready crust as others suggested but I found it thick and floury-- I ended up eating the filling and discarding the crust as I ate.
--The caramel sauce was thick at first, but you need to keep it on very low heat to make it runny. When the sauce cools, it hardens.
Next time I would love to try to throw in some other fruit like peaches or cranberries like someone else suggested. Good luck!
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My house smelled like a Cinnabon shop! Heaven! A good (and very easy) pie, but I found this...