Beautiful and rustic Skillet Apple Pie has a buttery crust that's filled with a delicious warm cinnamon-apple filling. - HostessAtHeart
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Rustic Cast Iron Skillet Apple Pie Recipe

Rustic Cast Iron Skillet Apple Pie recipe makes a large pie loaded with cinnamon apples on top of a crust sitting in a layer of hot caramel. This pie just begs for a scoop of ice cream and a crowd to help you eat it.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 20 mins
Servings 8
Author Julie Menghini


  • 2 lbs granny smith apples peeled, cored & sliced
  • 2 lbs braeburn apples or similar cooking apple
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon *or more
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar I use dark but either work
  • 2 pie crust homemade or store-bought
  • 1 egg white
  • 2 tbsp sugar White sugar or turbinado


  • Preheat oven an oven to 350°F, and place a baking sheet on the rack below it to catch any drips from the apple pie.
  • Melt butter in a 10-inch cast-iron skillet over medium heat; add brown sugar, and cook, stirring constantly, 1 to 2 minutes or until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat, and let the mixture cool while you prepare the apples.
  • Peel apples, and cut them into 1/2-inch-thick wedges. Toss apples with cinnamon and 3/4 cup granulated sugar.
  • Place 1 pie crust in the skillet over the brown sugar mixture. Spoon the apple mixture over the bottom pie crust, and top with remaining piecrust. Slide the edges down along the edges a bit.
  • Whisk one egg white with a little water until foamy. Brush the top of the pie crust with egg white using a pastry brush; sprinkle with 2 tablespoons of sugar. Cut 4 or 5 slits in top for steam to escape.
  • Bake at 350° F for 1 hour to 1 hour and 10 minutes or until golden brown and bubbly, shielding with aluminum foil during last 10 minutes to prevent excessive browning, if necessary.
  • Cool on a wire rack for 30 minutes before serving.


Recipe originally from Southern Living SEPTEMBER 2011 edition
You can cut slices or scoop this pie to serve it.  It will serve 10 if scooped.


Calories: 605kcal | Carbohydrates: 101g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 291mg | Potassium: 326mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 71g | Vitamin A: 475IU | Vitamin C: 10.4mg | Calcium: 51mg | Iron: 1.6mg
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