Easy Skillet Apple Pie
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Nothing says loving like something from the oven, right? I remember that saying from way way back when I was growing up. And nothing is better year round than an easy skillet apple pie right pippin hot from the oven.
Growing up where I did, apple pie season was basically whenever someone wanted to make apple pie. If there were apples in the house and they might be a bit old, it was time to make an apple pie or something apple related.
Apples are a fun fruit with so many varieties available and new ones popping up all the time. My favorite apples are the pink lady, and the honey crisp but only certain times of the year. I love the smaller apples so fall is perfect for my honey crisp apples.
Where I live there are no apple orchards, but my brother in law has a tree that hubby will snag apples off for me to use for baking. I have no idea what kind they are but they do a great job for apple pie or apple crisp recipes.
Who knew there were so many different kinds of apples out there. The list goes on and on and on. The most popular ones are Gala, Red Delicious, Fuji, Granny Smith, Honeycrisp, Golden Delicious, McIntosh, Pink Lady, Braeburn and Ambrosia.
The list is way longer than that for all the apples available and you can read more about apple varieties if you are interested.
Apple Pie Recipe
Everyone has their favorite apple pie recipe and this just happens to be ours. Using a skillet to bake it in this is one easy skillet apple pie that will be a hit with your whole family and anyone else you decide to share it with.
Granny Smith apples 2#’s
Braeburn apples 2#’s
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup butter
One cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1 (14.1-oz.) package refrigerated pie crusts
Egg white – 1
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
Preheat your oven to 350º. Peel all the apples, and cut into 1/2-inch-thick wedges. Toss the peeled and cut apples with cinnamon and 3/4 cup granulated sugar.
Melt the butter in a 10-inch cast-iron skillet over medium heat then add brown sugar and cook, stirring constantly, 1 to 2 minutes or until sugar is dissolved.
Remove the pan from heat, and place 1 pie crust in skillet over the brown sugar mixture.
Spoon the apple mixture over pie crust, and top with remaining pie crust.
Whisk the egg white until they are foamy. Brush top of pie crust with egg white and sprinkle with 2 Tbsp. granulated sugar. Cut 4 or 5 slits in top for steam to escape.
Bake at 350º 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.
While this recipe was one I found in Southern Living SEPTEMBER 2011 issue, I changed it up a bit with the type of apples I used and baking it in a skillet. Here are some fun items to help with your apple pie baking and fun.
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