This was the first pie I've ever made so I carefully read through most reviews. I did make some changes, I cut the sugar content to 1/3 cup instead of 2/3. I added 4 Tablespoons of flour instead of 3. I bought the caramel in the container instead of the squares. I used 6 cups of apples instead of 5. I also precooked the apples with the sugar to soften before following the rest of the recipe. This pie looked beautiful, but it's very rich!! I am not a sweet tooth by any means, however my husband is and we both agreed that using only granny smith apples is not the way to go, it made the pie a little tart. So maybe mixing up different kinds of apples along with granny smith might be better next time. I don't think it's b/c I cut the sugar, the tartness was tasted as we bit into the apple pieces. Also, I drizzled the caramel over the apples, next time I will make sure the pie is covered with a thin layer of caramel, so we could taste more of it. I used this recipe with another recipe called "Ruth's Grandma's Pie Crust"...it was awesome!!!! I also used the Struessel Pie Topping someone else posted about, very good! Next time I will try a regular crust top for this pie, only adding different apples and more caramel! I also had to cook it all for 1 hour and 10 minutes. Great recipe and a very rich pie, I just wish I had different apples in it, it would have been PERFECT!!
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This was the first pie I've ever made so I carefully read through most reviews. I did make...