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This Caramel Apple Pecan Streusel Pie tastes as good as it looks! This pie is loaded with apples, topped with a crunchy peach streusel, and drizzled with homemade caramel sauce. It’s too good to stop at one slice!

Overhead view of a caramel apple pecan streusel pie in a glass dish.

I have a growing archive of apple desserts. One of my favorites is these apple streusel bars! I think it’s safe to say, I really enjoy this fall fruit.

And while you can get apples all year round, they simply taste the best when they’re in season.

What goes best with apples besides cinnamon? Well, caramel, of course… I think you can agree that apple and caramel is one of the most amazing flavor combos ever invented.

Complete and total deliciousness.

There are 4 parts to my Caramel Apple Pecan Streusel Pie. You have the buttery, flaky crust. The cinnamon apples. The crunchy pecan streusel topping. And the sweet gooey caramel sauce.

A slice of caramel apple pecan streusel pie on a black plate.

How to make caramel apple streusel pie

We’ll start with the crust. I used my favorite homemade pie crust recipe. It’s always so buttery and flakey. I wanted the crust to be extra thick, so I made enough for a double crust pie and rolled it out into one crust.

For the filling, I used gala apples. They are a sweet, fine-textured variety, which I love, but you can use any variety you prefer best. Or mix two different varieties together.

The apples are seasoned with both white and brown sugar, ground cinnamon, salt, and a little lemon juice. I kept the spices simple because I wanted the apples and caramel to be the stars of the show.

Side view of a caramel apple pecan streusel pie.

Over the apples goes a pecan streusel topping. It’s a basic streusel with oats and flour mixed with brown sugar and butter.

I mixed the chopped pecans in last because it’s difficult to cut the butter into the flour with the pecans in the way.

Serve the pie with my homemade caramel sauce drizzled over the top. It is by far the best caramel sauce you will ever make but if you’re not into making your own caramel, use any store-bought variety if you prefer.

Your house will smell amazing. An apple pie baking away in the oven is one of the most pleasurable smells.

Waiting is absolutely torturous.

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A slice of caramel apple pecan streusel pie on a black plate.

Caramel Apple Pecan Streusel Pie

Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 45 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 40 minutes

This Caramel Apple Pecan Streusel Pie tastes as good as it looks! This pie is loaded with apples, topped with a crunchy peach streusel, and drizzled with homemade caramel sauce. It’s too good to stop at one slice!


For the caramel sauce

  • ½ cup (164 g) Homemade Caramel Sauce, or any store-bought variety

For the crust

  • 1 homemade pie crust

For the filling

  • 7 medium apples, peeled & sliced – I used Gala apples
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • ⅓ cup (43 g) all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup (100 g) granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup (52 g) light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt

For the streusel topping

  • ½ cup (47 g) old-fashioned oats
  • ⅓ cup (43 g) all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • ⅓ cup (37 g) pecans, chopped


For the caramel

  1. Prepare the Homemade Caramel Sauce according to the instructions. Set aside to cool.

Make the pie crust

  1. Prepare the Homemade Pie Crust according to the instructions in steps 1-4.
  2. Adjust the oven rack to the lower third position and heat the oven to 375°F.
  3. Roll the dough into a 12-inch circle. Press it into the bottom and up the sides of a 9-inch pie pan. Fold the edges under and flute as desired.

Make the filling

  1. In a large bowl, toss the apples with lemon juice. Add the flour, sugars, cinnamon,  and salt. Stir to evenly coat the apples. Spoon the mixture over the prepared crust. Drizzle with ¼ cup of the caramel sauce.

Make the streusel topping

  1. In a medium bowl, stir together the oats, flour, and brown sugar. Add the melted butter and stir until the mixture becomes crumbly. Stir in the chopped pecans. Sprinkle evenly over apple filling.
  2. Bake for 45-55 minutes, until the crust is golden brown and apples are tender. Tent loosely with foil if the crust and topping begin to get too brown. Drizzle warm pie with remaining ¼ cup caramel sauce and allow it to cool to room temperature before serving. The pie will keep for up to 5 days covered tightly and stored in the refrigerator.


Make ahead tip

The pie dough, streusel topping, and caramel sauce can all be made in advance. The dough will keep for up to 5 days stored in the refrigerator or up to 3 months in the freezer. The streusel topping will keep for up to 5 days, covered tightly and stored in the refrigerator. The caramel sauce will keep for up to 1 month, stored in a sealed glass jar in the refrigerator.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1 slice
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 444Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 197mgCarbohydrates: 81gFiber: 6gSugar: 52gProtein: 4g

The nutrition information provided is for convenience and as a courtesy only. It is not guaranteed to be accurate because nutrition information can vary for a variety of reasons. For precise nutritional data use your preferred nutrition calculator and input the exact ingredients you used in the recipe.

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  1. Amazing Apple Pie!! Best I’ve ever made or even had! I will be making this at least every Thanksgiving. Everyone LOVED it!

  2. Making four of these tonight for all of our Thanksgiving stops!! Wish me luck!

  3. Hello! I can’t wait to make this for Thanksgiving next week. I am Going go make it the day before. Should it be stored in the fridge and then brought to room temp before serving? Also, should I wait To add the Carmel?

    1. Yes, store the pie in the refrigerator. You can bring to room temperature before serving if you wish. And I would wait to add the caramel until you serve it.

  4. How much would the flavor be altered if I used Granny Smith apples? I must have read incorrectly and bought all my ingredients yesterday. Should I go back to the market and get Galas instead?

    1. Granny Smith apples are tart while Gala apples are sweeter. If you like Granny Smith apples then there shouldn’t be an issue with using them.

  5. This looks amazing! I can’t wait to try it. Quick question, you have 1/3 cup flour listed in the apple section ingredients but not the instructions. Is it supposed to be added to the apple mix along with the cornstarch?

    1. There should be no cornstarch in this recipe at all. Just flour in the filling. It’s been updated to reflect the change.

  6. Teri Gagliano says:

    Came home from my friends house with a bunch of apples from her tree. Was looking at apple pie recipes when I came across yours. Just took it out of the oven and am waiting for it to cool. I’m sure it will taste as awesome as it looks. Thanks!

  7. Girl…this pie is over the top!!! Definitely the ultimate of apple pies!

  8. Marisela { NomNom Kingdom } says:

    This pie looks amazing!! It will probably end up on my Thanksgiving table. hehe. 🙂

    1. Thanks so much, Marisela! I hope you and your family enjoy the pie!

  9. Oh boy, this pie looks glorious!! I’m definitely not tired of apple goodies yet! Keep them coming, girl! 😉 Pinned!

    1. Jocelyn, thank you so much for pinning!

  10. I also can’t get enough apple in my life – and I 100% agree: apples + caramel = The perfect match. This pie looks decadently delicious!

    1. I’m glad I’m not the only one. 😉 The caramel really does take this pie to the next level. Thank you for stopping by, Sarah!