Caramel Apple Pie

Pie
pastry for single-crust pie
1/2 cup sugar
3 tablespoons flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon salt
6 cups thinly sliced peeled apples

Crumb Topping
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup quick-cooking rolled oats
1/2 cup butter

Final Topping
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1/4 cup caramel ice cream topping

1. Prepare pastry for single-crust pie, being careful not to stretch dough too much.

2. Place in pie plate and trim and crimp the edge.

3. In a large mixing bowl, stir together the sugar, flour, cinnamon, and salt.

4. Add apple slices and gently toss until they are coated well.

5. Transfer mixture to pie.

6. FOR CRUMB TOPPING: Stir together brown sugar, flour, and oats.

7. Using a pastry blender, cut in the butter until topping resembles coarse crumbs.

8. Sprinkle over apple mixture in pie.

9. To prevent over-browning while baking, cover edge of pie with foil.

10. Bake at 375* for 25 minutes.

11. Remove foil and bake 25-30 minutes more, or until top is golden.

12. Remove from oven and drizzle top with caramel topping, then sprinkle with pecans.

13. Cool on wire rack and serve!