January 7, 2014

Easy Skillet Apple Pie

Looking for a super simple dessert that you can whip together on a whim and impress the masses?
This Easy Skillet Apple Pie is definitely the one for you, trust me!

The apples are perfectly plump and juicy, sugars all caramelize to form the most delicious flavor, and the flaky sugared crust tops this off for a culinary home run. A definite must try. In fact, my husband said it's the best thing I've baked in the last 6 months... and I bake a lot of things!

I was home all curled up on a chilly day last week, and I thought I would be score some wife points by making a warm baked treat for my hubs. I knew I had some apples that were going to go bad in the next few days, and a package of pie crust leftover from a quiche recipe I never attempted. Voila, my inspiration.

So I set out to find something easy, that had amazing reviews, and that I could tinker with slightly... and here's what I came up with! It's a must make, so be sure to save this one for a party crowd pleaser or just a rainy day.




{ Easy Skillet Apple Pie }
Adapted from Southern Living

Ingredients:


  • 5-6 Granny Smith apples
  • 5-6 Honeycrisp (or other sweet varieties) apples
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie seasoning or nutmeg
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • A pinch or two of salt
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • package of refrigerated piecrusts
  • egg white 
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • Caramel ice cream
Directions:

  1. 1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 

  2. 2) Peel apples, and cut into thin slices of 1/2 inch pieces. Mix sugar, cinnamon, spice, and pinch or two of salt together in a small bowl. Toss apples with mixture until well coated.

  3. 3) Heat cast iron skillet (10 inch works well!) over medium heat and melt butter. Once butter is melted, immediately add brown sugar to the skillet while stirring constantly for 1 to 2 minutes. Sugar will dissolved and the mixture will begin to thicken. 

  4. 4) Remove the skillet from heat and lay 1 piecrust in the skillet over the brown sugar mixture. 

  5. 5) Spoon apple mixture into skillet on top of piecrust and then top the apples with the remaining piecrust. 

  6. 6) Whisk egg white until it becomes foamy and light. Using a pastry brush, paint on egg white on top of piecrust and then lightly sprinkle the tablespoons of sugar on top. Cut 6 slits in the top piecrust for steam to escape during baking

  7. 7) Place skillet in the oven for 1 hour and then carefully place a loose sheet of aluminum foil on top of the piecrust to shield from over browning, and let cook for 8-10 more minutes. Cool on a wire rack 30 minutes before serving. Serve the apple pie warm from the skillet with a scoop of caramel ice cream on top (our fave!).

Bon Appetit!


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6 comments:

  1. YUM! this looks so good. apple pie is such a comfort food! xo

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    1. Thanks Jillian! It is SO tasty and incredibly easy to throw together! Yummmmm...

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  2. Oh apple pie is my fave. Will definitely have to add this to my must-try list! :) Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Definitely a must try, lady! Let me know how you like it! :)

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  3. Sounds easy, but knowing myself, I'll probably totally botch it! Sounds so yummy though! :)

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  4. I've been looking for a recipe like this so I will definitely be trying! Yum!!

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