Cast Iron Skillet Apple Pie

Cast Iron Skillet Apple Pie

We are now into the fall season and here in Western New York, we have plenty of beautiful colors all over the trees. It's time to fill the house with those wonderful aromas of cinnamon and spice. Baking this cast iron skillet apple pie did just that.

I love cooking with my cast iron skillet. This iron skillet apple pie is so easy to make, and I'm sure it will be a family favorite.

With pie crust made from scratch and, a layer of brown sugar and melted butter on the bottom of the skillet that bakes into the pie crust, makes this one a fall favorite.

Cast Iron Skillet Apple Pie: Crust 

2-2/3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup Crisco (Cold)
6 to 8 tablespoons of Ice Water

Pie crust

You can make your own pie crust or buy it already made. I made my own by adding the flour, and the Crisco (Cold and cut into small pieces) into my KitchenAid mixing bowl.

Using the flat bar I turned it on low speed and began adding the cold water one tablespoon at a time until the dough was formed.

Then, I divided the dough into two equal pieces. I wrapped them and set them in the refrigerator while I prepared the apples.

Cast Iron Skillet Apple Pie: Filling

4 large Granny Smith Apples (Peeled, cored, and sliced)
3/4 cup white sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons flour or cornstarch
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

iron skillet apple pie

I mixed all of the ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Then, placed it in the refrigerator while I prepared my cast iron skillet and the pie crust.

For the bottom of the cast iron skillet:

1/2 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar

Melt the butter over medium heat. Stir in and spread the brown sugar until it is absorbed and covers the bottom of a 10-inch cast-iron skillet. Remove it from the heat and roll out your dough. It's best to roll out the pie crust between wax paper or parchment paper.

Place the bottom pie crust over the brown sugar mixture in the skillet. Fill the skillet with the apple mixture. Then place the top crust and form the edges together. 

Cut 4 to 6 slits in the top of the pie crust. I brushed the top with 2 tablespoons of melted butter. Then sprinkled some sugar and cinnamon on top. Bake at 350 degrees for one hour.

cast iron skillet apple pie recipe

The crust was flakey and tender and the filling was sweet, with a nice buttery, brown sugar bottom. If you like your apple pie on the tart side, cut back on the sugar or eliminate the brown sugar in the filling.

As always thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy it!


  1. Oh my goodness! I could eat that right off the screen! :) You always have such wonderful recipes that I can just bookmark and make your site my go-to recipe book.

    1. Oh! thank you so much Holley. This one was really good and I'm ready to make another one. I appreciate you kind words :)

  2. That pie is beautiful! I just went in to measure my cast iron skillet, and it is the right size, and Granny Smith's are my favorite apple.

  3. I would never have thought of using the cast iron skillet. My daughter has one that needs a good refurbishment. This recipe would be a good motivator for getting it done up again.

  4. I can't believe I don't have a cast iron skillet. I keep meaning to buy one and this recipe sounds so good that I really have to buy one soon.

    1. Oh my!! Susan you do have to get a cast iron skillet. I just love cooking so many different thing in my cast iron skillet. I hope you get one soon. Might I suggest the brand "Lodge"

  5. Your recipe is almost identical to mine and I just made it this weekend. I am glad you posted the secret (!) to using COLD crisco, ice water and Granny Smith Apples. But, I never would have thought to try it in a cast iron pan. YAHOO -- thank you so much

    1. Hi Carol, I was so worried that the butter and brown sugar was going to stick to the bottom of my cast iron skillet. But, it didn't it came out of the pan real easy. Thanks for stopping by.

  6. I wonder if this could be made with lard? I do believe they're coming to realize lard isn't the evil ogre it was painted to be.

    1. Lard woks very well, I think lard makes the best pie crust. Thanks


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