National Pie Day: Celebrate with Salted Caramel Apple Pie

It's National Pie Day, so put aside the endless Team Pie vs. Team Cake debate and focus on what really matters -- finding yourself a slice o' pie.

We're celebrating this food holiday with an American classic : Apple Pie. But it's not just apple pie -- it's Salted Caramel Apple Pie.

This recipe is courtesy Emily and Melissa Elsen who run Four and Twenty Blackbirds in Brooklyn. The duo opened their pie shop as an homage to their grandmother who used to bake pies professionally in their hometown in South Dakota. The girls have given her recipes a modern-day makeover, but the basic appeal of the pies remains the same -- flaky crust, warm filling and hopefully a scoop of vanilla ice  cream on the side. Pure comfort.

And of course, a great pie starts with a flaky crust. Here's a brief tutorial on getting perfect pie crust every time:

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Battle: Pie!

We couldn't resist a challenge. So when our sister site, Food Network UK, reached out to us and asked us to battle it out over pie, we said of course! We think our Salted Caramel Apple Pie is the tops. They're bringing their best Banoffee Pie to the table.

We want to know: Which side of the pie battle are you on? Salted Caramel Apple Pie or the Brits' Banoffee Pie?

vs. Salted Caramel Apple Pie Recipe

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