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Caramel Pie

Rich, dense and buttery, this Caramel Pie is every caramel lover’s dream! A homemade flaky pie crust and a luscious, sugary caramel, made with sweet Land O Lakes® Unsalted Butter, come together to create a Southern classic!
Prep Time1 hr
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time1 hr 40 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Southern
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 335kcal


For the Pie Crust

  • 1 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Unsalted Butter in Half Sticks very cold, cut in cubes
  • 1/4 cup very cold water

    up to 1/3 cup

For the Filling

  • 1 cup granulated sugar divided
  • 1 tbsp all purpose flour
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 1 1/4 cup whole milk
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tbsp hot water
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp Land O Lakes® Unsalted Butter in Half Sticks
  • fresh whipped cream for serving


For the Crust

  • In a medium sized bowl, add flour, sugar and salt and whisk together to combine.
  • Next add your butter cubes to flour and using your pastry cutter, cut the butter into the flour mixture until various sized crumbs appear.
  • Slowly add the cold water into the flour until a ball of dough forms. Start with 1/4 cup and add more water if you need it. Knead the dough quickly to bring it together. Don't worry if there is any flour left in the bowl.
  • Remove the dough from the bowl and round into a ball. Cover the ball tightly with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for 45-55 minutes to rest.

For the Filling

  • Mix ½ cup sugar with flour. Mix egg and egg yolks and add to sugar mixture. Add milk, and salt and beat well with a whisk then set aside.
  • Brown ½ cup of sugar in a heavy pan over medium heat. Allow the sugar to melt slowly. When completely dissolved, continue to cook until syrup is a golden color.
  • When sugar is browned, add 1 tbsp of very hot water, whisking constantly. Continue whisking as you slowly add in the egg-milk mixture into the browned sugar. Cook until it thickens.
  • Remove from heat and add vanilla and butter.

To Assemble

  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
  • Remove dough from the fridge and add a bit of flour to a working surface or clean counter and place dough on it. Using a rolling pin, quickly roll dough out to about 1/4-1/3 inch thickness and place in your pie plate.
  • Line the dough with parchment paper and add pie weights to your crust then bake for 15-20 minutes.
  • Next remove pie crust from the oven and lower the temperature to 350.
  • Pour filling into baked pie crust. Brush the outside crust with a little egg wash (just 1 egg whisked with 1 teaspoon of water).
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes then allow to cool, then top with fresh whipped cream and serve.



Calories: 335kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 108mg | Sodium: 173mg | Potassium: 97mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 555IU | Calcium: 63mg | Iron: 1mg