Salted Caramel Apple Pie
To showcase the very best in cozy fall flavors, this decadent apple pie uses a mix of different varieties such as McIntosh, Cortland, and Granny Smith. A buttery homemade caramel and delicate lattice top crust puts it in the running to be a blue ribbon winner. The pie will need about four hours to chill, so it's best to make this pie the day before or the morning that you need it.
Cinnamon-Swirl Apple Slab Pie
This fun, cinnamon-scented twist on apple pie can feed a crowd while wow-ing them at the same time. The same homemade pie dough forms both the base crust and the topping—the magic happens when a sweetened cinnamon-butter is spread on half of the dough and rolled up like a log and chilled. Once sliced into swirly rounds, they're shingled on top of the baking sheet of spiced apples and baked until golden brown and bubbly. You can find a step-by-step photo guide to assembling the top crust here.
Bird's-Nest Pudding Pie
We like to think of this dessert as the turducken of pies -- spiced, cranberry-stuffed apples are baked in a pie shell, surrounded by cake batter. It's inspired by the bird's-nest pudding in Laura Ingalls Wilder's classic "Farmer Boy."
Apple Pie Bread Pudding
Day-old brioche works best for soaking up the custard mixture in this hybrid dessert. The sweet-tart apples are a nice counterpoint to the rich pudding.
A cross between pie and a fruit crisp, this dramatic dessert is made with just six common ingredients.
Best Apple Pie
To ace this American tradition, we combine different varietals of apples that each have their own nuanced flavors and textures in the filling for this apple pie. The sublime result is a bold, aromatic filling bubbling inside a golden-brown double crust. This pie takes about an hour of hands on making and an hour to bake but allow time for the apples to meld with the sugar and spices before prepping the filling and making the pie—and allow plenty of time for the pie to cool before slicing and serving.