Frugal Foodie Mama: Breyers Apple Pie A La Mode

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Breyers Apple Pie A La Mode

In partnership with the folks at Lunchbox, I am sharing this recipe for a holiday dessert classic- Apple Pie A La Mode. All opinions expressed below are my own.
Breyers Apple Pie A La Mode- a classic apple pie made with a toasted pecan crust and topped with creamy Breyers Vanilla Caramel Gelato #ad #spon #MySweetHolidays
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When it comes to holiday baking and hosting guests for the holidays, you can just never go wrong by serving the classics. From hot cocoa with marshmallows to frosted sugar cookies to classic apple pie, the holiday classics are always sure to please and to disappear quickly. 

Homemade apple pie happens to be the most requested dessert in my home no matter what time of the year it may be.  For this holiday season, I am taking the classic apple pie and kicking it up just a notch by using my Toasted Pecan Pie Crust Mix for this and then topping it with a creamy, decadent surprise- Breyers® Gelato Indulgences in Vanilla Caramel... :)

Breyers Apple Pie A La Mode- a classic apple pie made with a toasted pecan crust and topped with creamy Breyers Vanilla Caramel Gelato #ad #spon #MySweetHolidays
Breyers Apple Pie A La Mode

by Frugal Foodie Mama
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes
Ingredients (1 pie)
  • 2 refrigerated pie crusts (or your favorite homemade pie crust recipe)
  • 1/2 cup PLUS 1 Tbsp. sugar, divided
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 3 1/2 lbs. golden delicious apples [or Granny Smith apples], peeled, cored and thinly sliced
  • 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten with 2 tsp. water
  • 4 cups Breyers® Natural Vanilla Ice Cream
  • 1 pouch Breyers™ Caramel Flavored Ice Cream Sauce
  • Alternative to the vanilla ice cream & caramel sauce- just top with Breyers Gelato Indulgences in Vanilla Caramel!
Instructions
Line 9-inch pie plate with one pie crust. Leave edges overhanging; chill until ready to use.

Combine 1/2 cup sugar, flour, cinnamon and salt in large bowl. Add apples and lemon juice and toss to coat. Arrange apples in prepared pie crust, mounding in center. Place second crust over apples and press gently to adhere to lower crust. Fold overhanging crust over; flute edge and cut a small hole in center to vent. Chill 15 minutes. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Brush pie with egg wash. Sprinkle with remaining 1 tablespoon sugar. Place on baking sheet in the lower third of the oven. Bake 15 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees. Bake additional 1 hour to 1 hour 15 minutes, until apples are tender, filling is bubbling and crust is golden. Cool on wire rack before serving.

Top with Breyers® Natural Vanilla Ice Cream. Drizzle Breyers™ Caramel Flavored Ice Cream Sauce on top and serve, or with a big ole scoop of Breyers Gelato Indulgences in Vanilla Caramel.
Enjoy!

**Recipe courtesy of Target.com- click here to see the original recipe.
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Breyers Apple Pie A La Mode- a classic apple pie made with a toasted pecan crust and topped with creamy Breyers Vanilla Caramel Gelato #ad #spon #MySweetHolidays

Here are my top tips for making the best apple pie this holiday season...
  • Invest in one of those apple peeler/corer/slicer gadgets. Seriously, you all. It makes quick work of those 3+ lbs of apples that you need for this pie.  I remove the peeled, cored, & spiraled apple from the gadget, and then simply cut the whole thing in half for those perfect apple slices you see above. If you don't already own one, now would be a good time to ask Santa for one this year. ;)
  • Keep the pie crust cold until you are ready to bake. Once you have filled the bottom crust with the apple filling, set it back in the fridge if you are planning on doing anything fancy with the top crust like doing a lattice. 
  • And speaking of fancy pie crusts- never underestimate the value in owning a few sets of small pastry cutters. Confession time- I am horrible at crimping pie crusts, but I can easily hide that by arranging pie crust dough cut into pretty little shapes around the outside of the top crust. Shhhhhh... ;)
  • Use a pie crust shield! It keeps the outer edges of the pie crust (or those fancy pie crust cut-outs) from browning too quickly. Do remove the shield during the last 15 minutes or so of baking.
  • And last, but certainly not least- don't forget the ice cream!  Breyers Gelato Indulgences in Vanilla Caramel pairs perfectly with a delicious homemade apple pie. Also, ice cream can be an excellent way to hide a top crust that maybe didn't come out as pretty as you would have liked. ;)
Breyers Apple Pie A La Mode- a classic apple pie made with a toasted pecan crust and topped with creamy Breyers Vanilla Caramel Gelato #ad #spon #MySweetHolidays

Breyers Apple Pie A La Mode- a classic apple pie made with a toasted pecan crust and topped with creamy Breyers Vanilla Caramel Gelato #ad #spon #MySweetHolidays
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Whether serving for dessert after a holiday dinner or with coffee while spending an evening with friends, this Breyers Apple Pie A La Mode is sure to be a classic holiday treat that everyone will love.

What is your top tip for baking the perfect apple pie? :) 

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The holiday season is upon us, which means it’s time for good friends, loved ones, and delicious desserts. You can make the holidays a little sweeter with Breyers and save money too! From now until 1/3/15, Breyers Ice Cream is only $3.49 at your local Target. Head in-store and take advantage of this special pricing and make a dessert your family and friends will love, like this Apple Pie A La Mode recipe! :)
*See in-store for details. Offer valid until 1/3/2015.
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