Last weekend, my mother-in-law entered this recipe in a pie contest. She got rave reviews and won a prize. The woman knows pie, and I can't wait to try her recipe:
Karen's Best Upside Down Apple-Pecan Pie
l/4 Cup Butter Softened
1/2 Cup Texas Pecan Halves
1/2 Cup Light Brown Sugar
Spread butter evenly on bottom and sides of a 9 inch pie plate. Press pecan halves, rounded side down, into butter. Sprinkle brown sugar evenly over pecans. Place first pie crust carefully over brown sugar.
1 cup Apple Cider
2/3 Cup Sugar
6 Cups Peeled sliced apples
2 Tablespoons Corn Starch
2 Tablespoons Water
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 Tablespoon butter
Combine Cider, Sugar and Butter in large saucepan and bring to a boil. Add apples and cook until tender. Drain saving the liquid. Add enough cider to liquid to make one cup and return to sauce pan with apples. Combine corn starch and 2 Tablespoons of water stir and add to apple mixture. Stir in cinnamon and cook till thick. Stir in butter. Spoon mix into pie plate on top of first crust and cover with second crust. Seal edges, cut slits in top, and bake for 45 minutes.
Cool and invert onto a large serving platter and serve with Whipped cream or Blue Bell Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream.