Want an apple pie to impress your friends and family? Make Upside-Down Apple Pie With Pecans! This pie is full of sweet and spicy cinnamon and sugar apples, as you would expect, but when you flip it over you get a beautiful pecan top that looks like a work of art.
Soak the raisins in the apple juice until plump, about 30 minutes to an hour.
Preheat oven to 450°F. Grease the bottom and sides of a 9-inch glass pie plate with the butter. Press pecan halves round side down into butter in any pattern. Pat brown sugar over pecans and butter. Carefully cover with the bottom crust.
In a large bowl, mix the apples, flour, sugar, lemon juice, and spices. Add raisins and their juice. Fill the piecrust, and top with the remaining crust. Crimp the edge of the crust and cut slits in the top of it. Bake for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to 350°F and bake for 45 minutes more.
Remove pie from the oven and cool it on a rack for 5 minutes. Gently loosen the edges of the pie with a knife, carefully place a large serving plate on top, and invert the pie.