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Easy Skillet Apple Pie Recipe with Homemade Caramel Sauce

This Skillet Apple Pie Recipe is a simple twist on the classic dessert! An easy pie filled with apples tossed in a homemade caramel sauce, then topped with Breyers Vanilla Ice cream just before serving. Could you ask for a more perfect apple dessert?

I love this skillet apple pie recipe, but if you’re looking for a more traditionally baked apple pie you have to check out my Classic Apple Pie Recipe. It’s an easy recipe with step-by-step instructions on how to make the best apple pie of your life!

An Easy Skillet Apple Pie Recipe

There is nothing quite like the cozy aroma of warm apple pie during Fall baking season. Usually I make my pies the traditional way – in a pie tin or baking dish – but 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 skillet. And oh friends, I’m so glad I did. Not only was it easy, but it turned out so rustic and pretty! This homemade apple pie recipe is impressive enough for your holiday table, but also simple enough for a Tuesday night treat!

How to Make Apple Pie in a Skillet

Apples diced and covered with cinnamon

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…

Brown sugar and butter in a skillet

Let it boil for about 2 minutes and then remove it from the heat.

Boiling butter and sugar

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.

Apple mixture ready to mix with butter and sugar

Top that with the other pie dough. Brush the dough with a whisked egg white…

Dough washed with an eggwash

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…

Skillet pie baked for an hour until golden brown

I mean RIGHT?

Next is probably the most important part of the recipe…

Breyers vanilla bean ice cream

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.

Ice cream on top of apple pie

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!

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Ice cream on top of apple pie

Easy Skillet Apple Pie Recipe

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  • Author: Cookies & Cups
  • Prep Time: 30 min
  • Cook Time: 1 hour 10 min
  • Total Time: 1 hour 40 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x
  • Category: Pie
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American


This Skillet Apple Pie Recipe is a simple twist on the classic dessert! An easy pie filled with apples tossed in a homemade caramel sauce, then topped with Breyers Vanilla Ice cream just before serving. Could you ask for a more perfect apple dessert?


  • 4 pounds Granny Smith Apples, peeled and sliced into 1/2– inch slices
  • 1 3/4 cup light brown sugar, divided
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 (round 12-inch) pie crusts, homemade or store bought
  • 1 egg white, whisked
  • 2 teaspoons granulated sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F
  2. In a large bowl combine apple slices, 3/4 cup brown sugar, flour, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and cinnamon. Stir to coat the apples evenly. Set aside.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Lightly brush the egg white onto the top crust, and sprinkle with granulated sugar.
  6. 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.


  • Serving Size: 1 Slice
  • Calories: 327
  • Sugar: 35.6 g
  • Sodium: 70.8 mg
  • Fat: 13.4 g
  • Carbohydrates: 42.3 g
  • Protein: 1.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 30.5 mg

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18 comments on “Easy Skillet Apple Pie Recipe with Homemade Caramel Sauce”

  1. Thousand Dollar Winner***
    I’ve made this recipe several times and it always is a winner!
    I decided to make it for our Hospital Guild Dessert Auction and it made us a $1000!!
    So, yep it’s a Thousand Dollar Recipe. Thanks for sharing!

  2. The pie looks great. I just wonder about putting the pie crust in that bubbling hot skillet. How do you position it to remain up the sides without it melting down? And after putting the top crust on, how does one grab that bottom crust high enough to pinch together with the top? Seems like a really dicey maneuver, trying to keep the crust from melting down inside and pinching the top together all without burning your fingers on that screaming hot pan. I would love to make this as it looks so good but these issues are a concern.
    Thanks for your help.

  3. This pie was a big hit with my friends and family. I was curious if this pie could be turned into a slab pie?

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