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Thursday, March 12, 2015

Oh My.... Di's Skillet Apple Pie

    Hold on to your sweet tooth.  It might just fall out of your head and come running toward the computer screen.  Get this...  Butter and brown sugar melted in a 9-inch cast iron skillet.  Pie crust on top of that.  Then apples, more crust, more butter and topped off with cinnamon sugar.  Yep.  You read that right.  Brown sugar and butter under the crust!  It bubbles up and makes caramel under the whole thing!!!  Can you even?!

    Di's recipe was so easy.  She uses a can of apple pie filling.  Of course you are more than welcome to make your own favorite apple pie filling.  I considered it.  But then I decided why  make it more difficult than it has to be?  I had a super yummy apple pie in just over a half  hour with only one skillet dirty from start to finish.  It doesn't get much easier or tastier.  Perfect for a weeknight even!

Di's Skillet Apple Pie


1/2 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 21 oz can apple pie filling
2 T cinnamon sugar

  1. Preheat oven to 400 F
  2. Melt butter in 9-inch cast iron skillet.  Remove one tablespoon and set aside. 
  3. Add brown sugar to the pan and mix into butter.
  4. Place a pie crust over the brown sugar mixture. Sprinkle with one tablespoon on cinnamon sugar.
  5. Spread apple pie filling over pie crust and top with second crust.  Fold crust free form over the pie.  It is a skillet pie, so it should be rustic and not to fussy.
  6. Brush reserved butter over pie crust and sprinkle with remaining cinnamon sugar.
  7. Bake for 30 minutes.
Tip from Carlee:  This is best served warm.  As the pie cools, the butter and brown sugar harden and it makes it a bit messier to get out of the pan (though it is of course still plenty tasty, just not quite as pretty!)

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  1. Ohhhhh Yummy!!!!!!!! So easy and so good looking! I had a big can of Apple Pie filling in my hand just two days ago at Dollar Tree (it was a name brand, too, I just can't think of it now!) and ended up putting it BACK! UGH! But, it's only a hop, skip, n jump away, and I need to run out for milk anyway! I wasn't sure what I'd do with it, but nowwwww, I certainly KNOW! Can't wait... Matter of fact... Where are my keys...?! 😉

    1. I hope you love it! I may have to check our Dollar Tree out and see if they have it too!

  2. Double yum! This looks so delicious. Thanks for linking up to Funtastic Friday. Hope to see you again this week.

  3. I'm a chocolate kind of girl, but for non-chocolate desserts apple pie wins every time. The way you describe the caramel under the crust...well, I can't resist.
    Thank you for sharing with See Ya in the Gumbo this week.

    1. I have to admit, I was a little skeptical. But I was glad I went ahead and did it! It was so good! Thanks for hosting!

  4. This looks SO GOOD! I have never cooked in a skillet before. I am going to try this.

    1. I love my cast iron skillets! They are very versatile and last forever. I hope you enjoy it!


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