Grandma's Iron Skillet Apple Pie

Ingredients: – 1 pre-made pie crust (or homemade if preferred) – 6-8 medium-sized apples, peeled, cored, and sliced (use a mix of tart and sweet varieties like Granny Smith and Honeycrisp) – 1/2 cup granulated sugar – 1/4 cup brown sugar

– 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour – 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon – 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg – 1/4 teaspoon salt – 1 tablespoon lemon juice – 2 tablespoons unsalted butter

Preheat the Oven: – Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).

Prepare the Apples: – In a large mixing bowl, combine the sliced apples, granulated sugar, brown sugar, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, and lemon juice. Toss until the apples are evenly coated.

Line the Skillet with Pie Crust: – Place the pre-made pie crust in a 10-inch cast iron skillet, pressing it gently into the bottom and up the sides of the skillet. Trim any excess dough hanging over the edges.

Fill the Skillet with Apples: – Arrange the coated apple slices in the skillet, mounding them slightly in the center. Dot the top of the apples with small pieces of unsalted butter.

Top with Pie Crust: – Roll out the second pie crust and place it over the apples. You can either place it whole over the pie or cut it into strips for a lattice crust. Trim any excess dough and crimp the edges to seal.

Vent the Pie: – Cut slits in the top crust to allow steam to escape during baking. If using a lattice crust, no additional venting is needed.

Brush with Egg Wash and Sprinkle with Sugar: – Brush the top crust with the beaten egg, then sprinkle with the tablespoon of granulated sugar for a golden, sweet crust.

Bake the Pie: – Place the skillet in the preheated oven and bake for 45-50 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown and the filling is bubbling.

Cool and Serve: – Allow the pie to cool in the skillet for at least 30 minutes before slicing and serving. Serve warm or at room temperature, optionally with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream.


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