The best ever Crinkly Salted Caramel Snickerdoodle Pie. A super simple pie made with browned butter, eggs, sweet cinnamon sugar, and plenty of milk chocolate caramel chunks. Everything is baked together until puffed on top yet gooey in the center. The crust is buttery, flaky, and sprinkled with cinnamon sugar. Inside, the filling is warm with pockets of melted chocolate caramels, notes of warm cinnamon, and vanilla. Delicious when served with a dollop of vanilla whipped cream. It’s the perfect Thanksgiving pie.
It’s the first Friday of November and we’ve got Thanksgiving pie to share! Can you all feel the excitement for the holidays? Thanksgiving is so close and I will be sharing my full 2022 menu next week!
And then before we know it, it’s going to be Christmas time! So many fun days ahead. I just love the holiday season.
Even though I’m excited for Christmas I always look forward to celebrating Thanksgiving with fun new recipes. As I’ve mentioned, growing up we would spend Thanksgiving with my mom’s side of the family in Pennsylvania.
Thanksgiving in Pennsylvania meant that the rest of the long weekend was spent at our cabin in ripely New York.
One tradition that we’ve always kept as part of our Thanksgiving festivities was pie. My mom would bake two pies once we arrived at the cabin, her pecan pie and her chocolate chip cookie pie.
I’ve talked about her cookie pie many times, it’s probably my favorite pie. Over the years I seem to want to create a fun twist and this pie. This year it’s snickerdoodle!!!
But of course, it’s snickerdoodle with a twist.
When it comes to pie crust, I do always make my own. But I never throw shade at anyone who chooses to use store-bought. Because honestly store bought is great! You have to save time and stress where you can. So I’m sharing my homemade crust recipe but feel free to take a shortcut and use store-bought as well.
Once you have your crust sorted out, sprinkle it with cinnamon sugar (simply just sugar mixed with cinnamon). No pre-baking the crust for this pie, which I find to be a little fussy.
The filling is easy and you don’t even need a mixer. What you do need is brown butter, so start with that. Just brown the butter on the stove until it smells nutty, then let it cool slightly.
Now whisk together brown sugar, eggs, and cream. Then add in that brown butter and vanilla. The butter should still be warm to touch.
Next, stir in chocolate-covered caramels and dark chocolate chunks.
For the chocolate caramels, I used the Dove milk chocolate caramels, but they’re honestly not my favorite. I wish they melted down better.
I would recommend a dark chocolate caramel, but haven’t found a good store-bought option! If you have one, please share it in the comments.
The final step is cinnamon sugar on top adding in that snickerdoodle flavor we love.
When the pie comes out of the oven, it will be very poofed on top with a slight bit of wiggle in the center. As the pie cools, it will fall and set up.
Wait a little bit to let it cool slightly, then cut and serve while still warm. Or at least that’s my personal favorite way to enjoy it. But honestly, this pie is great warm or cool, so serve how you like it.
Such a yummy Thanksgiving pie!! Hope you all enjoy it and plan to make it soon! See ya tomorrow for our first Thanksgiving cocktail.
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Crinkly Salted Caramel Snickerdoodle Pie
Calories Per Serving: 497 kcal
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1. Position a rack in the lower third of the oven. Preheat the oven to 350° F.2. Butter an 8-inch pie plate, then sprinkle with 1 tablespoon cinnamon sugar. Fit the pie crust into the pie plate. Brush the edges of the crust with beaten egg, then sprinkle with cinnamon sugar. Lightly prick the bottom of the dough with a fork. Freeze 10 minutes.3. Meanwhile, add the butter to a small saucepan set over medium heat, cook until the butter begins to brown, about 3-4 minutes. Remove from the heat and transfer to a heatproof bowl. Let cool 5 minutes. 4. Whisk together the brown sugar and 2 eggs, and 1 egg yolk until well combined. Add the cream. Whisk in the warm brown butter and vanilla. Fold in the chocolate caramels and chocolate chips. Pour the mixture into the crust, making sure the chocolate is evenly distributed throughout. Sprinkle the top of the pie with 2-3 tablespoons of cinnamon sugar. Place the pie on a baking sheet. 5. Bake for 40-55 minutes, until the pie is puffed on top, but still wiggly in the center. The longer you bake, the more set your pie will be. I bake between 40-45 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool 15-20 minutes. Serve the pie warm, sprinkled with sea salt (if desired), and dolloped with whip cream or ice cream. Or serve at room temp. Both options are great!
Caramels: I used Dove milk chocolate caramels, but am still looking for the perfect chocolate caramel. These are nice, but I wish they melted better.