Total Calories: 203
Place oven rack in center of oven. Preheat oven to 350°.
Lightly grease a 9-inch pie plate or spray with non-stick coating.
In a small bowl at medium speed, beat butter or margarine, 3 tablespoons of the sugar and vanilla until creamy. Add egg and beat until well blended. Reduce speed to low. Add flour and salt and beat just until mixture forms a ball. Place bowl in freezer for 20 minutes or until dough is chilled.
Meanwhile, in a large plastic bag, place brown sugar and remaining 2 tablespoons sugar toss to blend.
Peel apples and cut into 1/2 -inch slices. Place apples in bag with sugars. Toss to coat set aside.
Remove chilled dough from freezer. Using fingers, evenly pat dough into bottom and 1 inch up side of plate. Arrange apple slices in shell, rounded-side up. Sprinkle nuts on top and between slices.
Bake for 30 minutes. If crust edge is brown, cover edge of crust with strips of foil.Ba ke 5 to 10 minutes longer or until apples are tender when pierced with a fork.
Meanwhile, in a small saucepan over low heat, melt caramels in milk, stirring occasionally.
Drizzle caramel topping over baked apples let stand at room temperature for 10 minutes before serving.
Serve warm with ice cream or whipped cream if desired. Best served the same day.
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