Skillet Caramel Apple Pie will be your families favorite fall pie. With a dash of cinnamon or a sprinkle of sugar, the apple is the favored fruit for fall. Would you like to smell the aroma of nutmeg, cinnamon and apples baking in your kitchen? If you don’t have a cast iron skillet take a look at this cast iron pie plate. You will love this pie and so will your family and friends. Check out the recipe and tips below or jump to recipe.
A rich caramel sauce is heated in the base of a cast iron skillet before the pie crust and filling is added. Caramel sauce is made from dark brown sugar, real fresh butter and a little bit of corn syrup.. Baking in a cast iron skillet makes the pie crust even more flakey and the filling richer.
How to Make Skillet Caramel Apple Pie
Start with a seasoned 10″ Cast Iron Skillet. I use my skillet for many recipes such as Buttermilk biscuits Best Big Buttermilk Biscuit Recipe and Skillet Chocolate Orange Brownies.
For Ingredients you will need the following:
5-6 granny smith apples, peeled and sliced into thin pieces. I used a mandoline for even slices. It isn’t necessary you can use a paring knife for great slices too.
Brown sugar, corn syrup, ground cinnamon & nutmeg,
walnuts or pecans
2 Refrigerated pie crusts or home made crust
one egg for egg wash & sparkling or granulated sugar
Garnish: Vanilla Ice Cream and Caramel Ice cream topping.
Instructions and Tips for Making this Delicious Pie
Preheat oven to 350 F. degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, set aside. In small custard cup whisk with fork one egg and 1 teaspoon water for egg wash. Set aside.
In 10 “ cast iron skillet, over medium heat, melt 6 tablespoons butter, brown sugar, corn syrup, and 1 teaspoon salt. This is the caramel sauce that stays in the bottom of the skillet.
Stir caramel mixture together until smooth and bubbly around the edges of the skillet about 3 minutes. Add chopped walnuts to caramel, stir to combine. Remove from heat and cool 10 minutes. You need to let the caramel cool before adding the pie crust and apples.
Tip: Don’t overcook caramel for it will bake in the oven. You are really just warming it to melt the brown sugar. The corn syrup will help keep the caramel smooth so be sure not to omit it.
Meanwhile, in a large bowl, add peeled and sliced apples, flour, sugar, and spices, mix to coat apples.
Unroll one crust and slightly roll with rolling pin to widen a little bit so pie crust will over hang the sides of the skillet about 1/2″. Place crust on top of caramel walnut mixture in skillet. Pushing the crust up the sides of the skillet with crust over hanging sides of skillet.
Add coated apples and 2 tablespoons of butter diced into small pieces. Unroll remaining crust and place over the apple pie filing.
Pinch and crimp both crust edges together. Create a decorative edge with fingers.
Brush top of crust with egg wash and sprinkle with granulated sugar.
Bake pie on a parchment lined baking sheet for 55-60 minutes at 350 degrees. Remove from oven and with a sharp knife run it around the sides of the skillet for easy release per slice. Sometimes the caramel will bake on to the sides of the skillet making it tricky to get a great slice. Running the knife will make your serving easier.
It’s interesting how the caramel absorbs in the crusts. You will have a little bit caramel sauce that is visible, a lot will seep up the sides of skillet.
Serve warm or at room temperature. This pie is so flakey and caramel delicious!
TaDa! Your Caramel Apple Pie is now ready to eat! Add a scoop of French Vanilla Ice Cream and you are good to go! Let me know if you make one or two.Print
Skillet Caramel Apple Pie Recipe
A rich caramel sauce is in the bottom of the cast iron skillet or pie plate, then pie crust is placed over the sauce, followed by apple pie filling and top crust. The pie is delicious served with French Vanilla Ice Cream or Cinnamon Ice Cream.
- Prep Time: 25 minutes
- Cook Time: 55 minutes
- Total Time: 90 minutes
- Yield: 6-8 servings 1x
- Category: Desserts
- Method: Baking
- Cuisine: American
5 medium granny smith apples, peeled and sliced thin
1/4 cup all purpose flour
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 unbaked pie crusts*
8 tablespoons butter- divided
2/3 cup brown sugar, packed, light or dark
2 teaspoons corn syrup
1 cup chopped walnuts-optional
1 teaspoon sea salt-divided
1 egg + 1 teaspoon water for egg wash
*tested Pillsbury Refrigerated Pie Crust
- Preheat oven to 350F or 170 C degrees. In custard cup whisk egg and water for egg wash. Set aside.
- In 10 “ cast iron skillet, over medium heat, melt 6 tablespoons butter, brown sugar, corn syrup, and 1 teaspoon salt.
- Stir caramel mixture together until smooth and bubbly around the edges of the skillet.
- Add walnuts stir to combine. Remove from heat and cool 10 minutes.
- Meanwhile, in a large bowl, add apples, flour, sugar, and spices, mix to coat apples.
- Unroll one crust and place on top of caramel –walnut mixture in skillet. Pushing the crust up the sides of the skillet.
- Add coated apples and 2 tablespoons of butter diced into small pieces.
- Unroll remaining crust and place over the apple pie filing.
- Pinch and crimp both crust edges together.
- Brush top of crust with egg wash and sprinkle with granulated sugar.
- Bake pie on a parchment lined baking sheet for 55-60 minutes at 350 degrees.
Serve warm with vanilla ice cream drizzled with caramel sauce if desired.
If you don’w own a cast iron skillet, take a look at this cast iron pie pan. You will love it.
Keywords: Caramel, Apple Pie, Crusts, Walnuts, Dessert, Fall Desserts, Skillet Dessert, Granny Smith Apples
Here’s a tip to remove wax from apples
Boil water in a saucepan and place entire apple in the water for 60 seconds. Remove apple and the wax will have melted off. If the wax isn’t completely gone, try again. Just make sure you don’t overheat your apples. Unfortunately, some apples we purchase at the grocery store has wax that will not come off or are not healthy for us. Do some Safety Data research to determine what labels use wax on apples. Best to purchase from apple orchards if you can or organic.
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