Saturday, October 22, 2011

Easy Skillet Apple Pie (cast iron skillet)

This recipe was given to me by one of my friends, Elizabeth.  This is one of the most delicious apple pies I have ever put in my mouth! 

2 lb Granny Smith apples
2 lb. Braeburn apples (or whatever else you have)
1 tsp ground cinnamon
... ¾ cup granulated sugar
½ cup butter (1 stick)
1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1 (14oz) pkg refrigerated pie crusts
1 egg white
TBS granulated sugar

Preheat oven to 350. Peel apples & cut into ½-inch thick wedges.

Toss apples with cinnamon & ¾ cup sugar (I also added a pinch of Allspice). Melt butter in a 10-inch cast-iron skillet over medium heat; add brown sugar & cook, stirring constantly 1-2 mins or until sugar is dissolved.

Remove from heat & place 1 pie crust in skillet over brown sugar mixture. Spoon apple mixture over pie crust & top with remaining pie crust. Whisk egg white until foamy. Brush top of pie crust with egg white; sprinkle with 2 TBS granulated sugar. Cut 4-5 slits in top for steam to escape. Bake at 350 for 1 hour to 1 hour 10 minutes until golden brown & bubbly, shielding with aluminum foil last 10 minutes to prevent excessive browning. Cool on wire rack 30 minutess before serving. This recipe is very buttery and not necessarily "healthy"! But SO easy in the cast iron skillet. And if the crust doesn't roll out perfectly it doesn't even matter!

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