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upside down apple pecan pie

Upside Down Apple Pecan Pie

Upside Down Apple Pecan Pie is quick and easy. This recipe has a shortcut that will save you a ton of time!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword apples, dessert, pie
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Cooling time 5 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 8 people
Calories 430 kcal


  • 1 frozen apple pie
  • 4 Tablespoons melted butter
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans


  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. First you will melt your 4 Tablespoons of butter in a small bowl.
  3. Next combine the brown sugar and pecans into the bowl with the melted butter and stir to combine the ingredients.

  4. Now take the frozen apple pie out of the freezer and out of the box. Lay a piece of wax paper down on the counter and take your pie out of the pie pan it is in and sit the pie on the wax paper. You can use the pie pan the pie came in, but if you have a deep dish pie pan it will work a little better.

  5. Take your deep dish pie pan (or regular pie pan) and spray with nonstick cooking spray. Now place a piece of parchment paper over the pie pan and spray the parchment paper with nonstick cooking spray also. Cut the paper down or just let the extra hang out...it doesn't matter!

  6. Now you will spread the pecan mixture in the bottom of the pie pan (on top of the parchment paper) evenly.
  7. Place the frozen pie on top of the pecan mixture.

  8. Bake the pie at 400 degrees F according to the package directions. You want the pie to be golden brown on top.
  9. Placing a cookie sheet under your pie pan while it is baking will catch any ooey gooey goodness that may leak out!

  10. When the pie is done cooking, remove from the oven and let cool for 5 minutes. Don't be surprised by a lot of "liquid" bubbling up around the sides of the pie. This is just the butter and brown sugar mixture. The 5 minutes the pie is cooling allows for this mixture to start to harden and forms that delicious gooey yumminess!

  11. Place a cake plate or platter over the pie firmly and flip it over so that the pie is upside down on your cake plate. Remove the pie pan gently and then carefully remove the parchment paper. Allow to cool before cutting.
  12. This is great served with a side of ice cream!
Nutrition Facts
Upside Down Apple Pecan Pie
Amount Per Serving
Calories 430 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Fat 25g38%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 15mg5%
Sodium 54mg2%
Potassium 48mg1%
Carbohydrates 51g17%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 14g16%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 179IU4%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 18mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. We are not nutritionist and this data was calculated via WP Recipe Maker to the best of our ability. Always check nutrition values yourself based on the ingredients you use.