When you think of apple pie, you probably have an image in your head of your grandma kneading dough and sitting the finished pie on the windowsill to cool. Those memories are all well and good, but these days we鈥檙e more into creative apple recipes that aren鈥檛 so traditional. You鈥檝e got all of the essential apple recipes down, so why not step outside the box and try something new? Maybe you鈥檒l find out that you love making skillet pie or apple cinnamon galette. Either way, you should keep reading, because we鈥檙e giving you 15 recipes that鈥檒l school Granny on how to make an *epic* apple pie.

Paleo Apple Pie Snickerdoodle Skillet Cookie Recipe

1. Paleo Apple Pie Snickerdoodle Skillet Cookie: Chances are, Grandma didn鈥檛 have a lot of dietary restrictions to consider when baking her pies. In today鈥檚 world, we have to be more conscious of that, which makes this Paleo cookie and apple pie combo crucial. (via The Paleo Running Momma)

Open-Face Apple Pie Recipe

2. Open-Face Apple Pie: There鈥檚 no need for a double crust when you can create a beautiful apple rosette design with your filling. All you have to do is thinly slice the apples and layer them vertically, starting from the outside, and you鈥檝e officially reached Martha Stewart status. (via Honestly YUM)

Salted Caramel Apple Pie Recipe

3. Salted Caramel Apple Pie: If you thought salted caramel was just a passing phase, we鈥檙e happy to report that it鈥檚 here to stay. Mix it with the apples inside your pie and then drizzle it all over the final product to serve. YUM! (via Sally鈥檚 Baking Addiction)

Snickers Caramel Apple Pie Recipe

4. Snickers Caramel Apple Pie: Whether you鈥檙e a cooking novice or a total expert, this pie needs to be on your weekend to-do list. Technically, there鈥檚 no cooking involved at all, so there鈥檚 no risk of burning anything鈥 like your last baking experiment. (via I Heart Nap Time)

Caramel Apple Pie Recipe

5. Caramel Apple Pie: We have great news! You don鈥檛 have to choose between flakey pie crust and buttery crumble. This pie has both AND a caramel drizzle. (via Foodie Crush)

Apple Pie Bites Recipe

6. Apple Pie Bites: The only thing that could be better than apple pie is pie you can grab on your way out of the door. These bites have only six ingredients, and in less than 30 minutes you could be enjoying a piece of hand-held bliss. (via The Blond Cook)

Caramel Apple Slab Pie Recipe

7. Caramel Apple Slab Pie: We鈥檝e all been there. You make a beautiful pie, only to have it ruined when you go to slice it in that awkward pie pan. Preserve your work of art by making a slab pie on a sheet pan. Clean up is a breeze and the pieces slice like a dream. Plus, you鈥檒l be able to feed an army. (via The Recipe Critic)

Caramel Apple Crumble Pie Recipe

8. Caramel Apple Crumble Pie: This dense apple pie is packed full of oats, apples and spices. That combination totally means you can eat it for breakfast, right? (via Averie Cooks)

Brown Butter Oatmeal Crumb Apple Pie Recipe

9. Brown Butter Oatmeal Crumb Apple Pie: If you ever want to take a dish up a notch, just add browned butter. The nutty flavor is perfect to pair with apples and will leave everyone who eats your pie perplexed by its unique flavor. (via Baker by Nature)

Salted Caramel Apple Pie Bars Recipe

10. Salted Caramel Apple Pie Bars: One could argue that a shortbread crust is superior to pie dough. If you鈥檙e part of that opinion, these apple pie bars are right up your alley. Top with streusel and salted caramel and you may have something better than pie on your hands. (via Sally鈥檚 Baking Addiction)

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11. Easy Skillet Pie: 2016 has definitely been the year of the skillet. Cookies and pizza are bomb when cooked in a cast iron pan, so obviously you can鈥檛 go wrong doing the same with apple pie. (via So, How鈥檚 It Taste?)

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12. The Best Apple Pie Ever: EVER?! This pie comes with some pretty steep claims, so it鈥檚 probably worth checking out. You know, for research鈥檚 sake. Obvi. (via Audrey鈥檚 Apron)

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13. Maple Apple Pie: Maple + apple = a match made in heaven; this we recognize. What you may not know is that roasting your apples before filling your pie results in an easier to slice and less wet product. Try it! (via Kitchen Heals Soul)

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14. Mile-High Apple Pie: What you鈥檙e looking at is a pie that contains 12 apples. Yep, 12! This one will definitely keep the doctor away. (via Sugar Hero)

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15. Salted Caramel Apple Galette: Think of a galette as the easier little sister to pie. There鈥檚 no crimping the edges on a pie plate, perfectly rolling out a circle of dough or *gasp* fiddling with a lattice top. (via Sally鈥檚 Baking Addiction)

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