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Skillet Apple Pie Recipe

A delicious apple pie with a caramel base made in a cast iron skillet
Prep Time1 hr
Cook Time1 hr 10 mins
Total Time2 hrs 10 mins
Course: Dessert, Pie
Servings: 8 slices
Author: Tricia


  • 1 Double Pie Crust Recipe (See link in NOTES)

For the pie filling:

  • 5 large Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and sliced into 1/2 inch wedges
  • 3 Paula Red apples, peeled, cored and sliced into 1/2 inch wedges
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg beaten
  • 1 teaspoon milk
  • 2 tablespoons turbinado sugar, or granulated sugar


  • Prepare and refrigerate the pie crust dough in two discs.
  • Preheat oven to 350F.  Combine the cinnamon and granulated sugar.  Toss apples with the cinnamon sugar mixture and set aside.  
  • Melt butter in a 9-inch cast iron skillet over medium heat. Add the brown sugar and stir until the sugar is dissolved taking care not to burn or scorch the mixture. Remove from heat.
  • Divide the crust dough in half.  Roll out one piece on a lightly floured surface until it is about the size of the bottom of the skillet.  Place the pie crust over the brown sugar mixture.  Carefully layer the apple mixture and any apple juice in the bowl.  Roll out the other half of the pie crust dough and fit it over the top of the apples.  Beat the egg and milk together and brush it on top of the crust.  Sprinkle with the turbinado sugar and cut 5 or 6 slits in the dough to vent.
  • Bake at 350F for 1 hour and 10 minutes.  Cover the pie with foil if it is starting to brown too quickly.  The pie will be done when it is golden brown and bubbly.  Cool at least 30 minutes before serving.  Top with ice cream if desired.  Store leftovers in the refrigerator.


Adapted from a recipe in the September 2011 Southern Living Magazine
We use our Perfect Pie Crust in 3 Easy Steps with video tutorial. Click HERE to get the recipe.