My husband loves the holidays for multiple reasons, but one of the main reasons is because he says that I cook and make foods that I don’t make the other 330 days out of the year. Every Thanksgiving and Christmas, he asks, “Why don’t you make this in the summer?”. Holiday baking is my absolute favorite. I like baking for friends, family, potlucks, and Christmas parties. I always make sure to have a yummy baked good to take everywhere that we go. It’s just part of the togetherness of the season. And there’s nothing that supports unity like a little bit of butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, apples, and butterscotch. Welcome to our family favorite- Upside Down Butterscotch Apple Pie.
I’ve made several varieties of upside down pies over the years. Upside down pies take a small amount of more effort, but they are a visual ‘wowza’! See the gooey butter-sugar-honey-almond layer in the bottom of the pie pan?
Before baking, the pie looks like any ol’ apple pie, but the end result is anything but ordinary!
- 2 cans apple pie filling
- 1 box of refrigerated pie crusts
- 1/3 cup butterscotch morsels (heaping cup)
- 1/2 cup almonds
- 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 tablespoon Land O’ Lakes unsalted butter
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Melt Land O’ Lakes butter.
- In 9 inch pie pan, combine butter, brown sugar, honey, and almonds. Mix until well combined. Spread evenly in bottom of dish.
- Place one slightly thawed (according to box directions) pie crust over the bottom mixture and up along sides of the pie dish. If any of the crust goes over the lip of the pie pan, cut it off.
- Empty one can of apple pie filling over the bottom crust.
- Empty butterscotch morsels over the apple pie filling.
- Empty second can of apple pie filling over butterscotch morsels.
- Place second pie crust over filling. Cut off any crust overhang and use a fork to press them together. Cut a few slits in the top of the pie.
- Place pie pan on cookie sheet. Place in oven.
- Cook at 400 degrees for 15 minutes, then reduce temperature for 350 degrees and cook for 25-30 minutes.
- When taking pie out of oven, run knife along under crust. Invert pie pan onto serving plate.
See the butterscotch oozing out of the pie. Ahh! Mouthwatering!
Land O’ Lakes is my go-to butter choice for recipes. In the past, I always had difficulty finding unsalted butter, but Land O’ Lakes has it available in full sticks AND half sticks. Land O’ Lakes has more awesome recipes in their Holiday GiftGiving Recipe Brochure!