Easy Skillet Caramel Apple Pie is a simple twist on the classic dessert, and topped with Breyers Ice Cream it goes from good to great!
I am by NO means a pie maker. Not only that, I kinda-sorta don’t even love pie that much. Is that so weird? I certainly can make exception for chocolate pie…but fruit pies are just not my most favorite.
Now. With that said, that doesn’t mean I don’t appreciate a good pie. In all honesty I think I might not love pie, because I am a pretty sub-par pie MAKER. So it’s really self preservation…or something like that.
But, I’m going to tell you…when I started seeing pies baked in skillets here and there I knew the next pie I made would 100% be made in cast iron. And oh friends, I’m so glad I did. Not only was it easy, but it turned out so rustic and pretty, this is a dessert that is pretty enough for your holiday table, but easy enough for a Tuesday night!
Just start with about 4 pounds of Granny Smith apples and coat them in brown sugar, cinnamon, flour, and a pinch of salt.
Meanwhile in your cast iron skillet melt some brown sugar and butter together…
Let it boil for about 2 minutes and then remove it from the heat.
Now, you can use a store bough pie dough, or make your own…it’s completely up to you…but layer one pie crust OVER the quick caramel and then top it with all your apples. This creates a sweet and rich bottom crust.
Top that with the other pie dough. Brush the dough with a whisked egg white…
And then sprinkle some granulated sugar on that. It will make your crust beautifully brown when it’s baked…
After about an hour in the oven it will look like this…
I mean RIGHT?
Next is probably the most important part of the recipe…
Ice cream is NOT optional here friends.
And can I please tell you, Breyers vanilla is our favorite. The Extra Creamy Vanilla…seriously it’s ridiculously creamy, which is because Breyers uses only milk and cream from American cows not treated with artificial growth hormones*, which is important to me. And for all you food geeks out there, the vanilla that goes into Breyers products is 100% Rainforest Alliance Certified™, and comes from sustainable vanilla farms in Madagascar.
I mean look at that gorgeous pie!!
And certainly you could stop there…
OR you could top it with some extra caramel sauce. It’s the right choice!
- 4 pounds Granny Smith Apples, peeled and sliced into ½- inch slices
- 1¾ cup light brown sugar, divided
- ¼ cup flour
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ cup butter
- 2 (round 12-inch) pie crusts, homemade or store bought
- 1 egg white, whisked
- 2 teaspoons granulated sugar
- Preheat oven to 350°F
- In a large bowl combine apple slices, ¾ cup brown sugar, flour, ½ teaspoon salt, and cinnamon. Stir to coat the apples evenly. Set aside.
- In a 10-inch cast iron skillet melt the butter and remaining 1 cup of brown sugar together over medium heat, stirring constantly. Bring to a boil and boil for 2 minutes, continuing to stir constantly, and remove immediately from the heat.
- Place one of the pie crusts evenly OVER the brown sugar in the skillet and carefully up the edges. Pour the apples into the bottom crust. Top the apples with the remaining pie crust, pinching the edges to seal the pie.
- Lightly brush the egg white onto the top crust, and sprinkle with granulated sugar.
- Place the skillet on a baking sheet and place in the oven. Bake for 60 -70 minutes until the pie is golden brown and bubbly. If necessary shield the crust of the pie with aluminum foil for the last 10 minutes of baking to prevent burning.
* DISCLAIMER: Suppliers of other ingredients such as cookies, candies & sauces may not be able to make this pledge. The FDA states that no significant difference has been shown between dairy derived from rBST-treated and non-rBST treated cows.
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