When a customer came in looking for a cast iron pan to make a special apple dessert, we just had to have the recipe. We were delighted to find out that it was probably also the easiest apple pie we'd ever heard of! Instead of writing the recipe down for us, the customer promised to send it along through the mail...and she did! It comes from the September 2011 Southern Living Magazine, and it looks delicious.
Easy Skillet Apple Pie
Makes: 8 to 10 servings
Hands-on Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 50 minutes
2 lb Granny Smith apples
2 lb Braeburn apples
1 tsp ground cinnamon
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup butter
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 (14.1-oz.) package refrigerated pie crusts
1 egg white
2 Tbsp. granulated sugar
Butter-pecan ice cream (optional)
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Peel apples, and cut into 1/2-inch thick wedges. Toss apples with cinnamon and 3/4 cup granulated sugar.
2. 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 place 1 piecrust in skillet over brown sugar mixture. Spoon apple mixture over piecrust, and top with remaining piecrust. Whisk egg white until foamy. Brush top of piecrust with egg whiet; sprinkle with 2 Tbsp. granulated sugar. Cut 4 or 5 slits in top for steam to escape.
3. Bake at 350 degrees 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 30 minutes before serving. Serve with butter-pecan ice cream.
For more apple dessert ideas, check out this Tempting Apple Desserts article from Southern Living: http://www.southernliving.com/food/entertaining/tempting-apple-dessert-recipes.