Upside Down Apple Pie

I got the recipe from Noble Pig, who found it on The Cutting Edge of Ordinary

 Upside Down Apple Pie

6 Tablespoons butter, melted & divided
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup chopped pecans
2 refrigerated pie crusts
1 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup all purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
5 large Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored & cut into 1/2" slices (Golden delicious or other baking apples would be fine too)


Coat a deep-dish pie plate with nonstick cooking spray and line it with parchment paper.  Coat the paper with cooking spray also.  I used a regular glass pie plate.

In a small bowl combine 4 Tablespoons of melted butter, brown sugar and pecans.  Mix well and spread evenly over the bottom of the pie plate, on top of the parchment.  Place one of the crusts in the pie plate, pressing it firmly against the nut mixture and up the sides of the plate.  Set aside.
In a large bowl, combine granulated sugar, flour, cinnamon and the remaining 2 Tablespoons of melted butter.  Mix well.  Add the apples in and toss gently to coat.  Spoon into the pie crust.

Place the second crust over the apple mixture.  Trim and fold the edges together to seal and cut some slits in the top of the crust for venting.  
Bake 1 to 1-1/4 hours or until crust is golden brown in a 375 degree oven.  (I baked it 1 1/4 hours but it would have better if I had baked it only 1 hour. A lot of the juices ran out and the apples were a little too cooked – but still delicious) Make sure to place a cookie sheet on the bottom oven rack to catch any drips from the pie.
Let the pie cool for 5 minutes and then place a plate that is larger than the pie on top of it and flip it over.  Use oven gloves as it will still be hot.  Remove the pie plate and gently lift the paper.  Allow to cool.  Serve warm or at room temperature.