Skillet Apple Pie: How to Make Apple Pie in Cast Iron 2

This skillet apple pie recipe always brings people back for more. The rustic presentation combined with the flavors of fall are a show stopping dessert every time. 

Is there anything better than pie baked in cast iron?

And this skillet apple pie is no exception with crisp, tart apples tossed with cinnamon and nutmeg, baked up in a flaky pastry crust.

Top it off with vanilla ice cream and it’s sure to be everyone’s favorite!


We have three apple trees that, unfortunately, have never produced fruit in the seven years we’ve lived on our property.

This past winter we had to cut down a standing dead tree that always blocked those apple trees from afternoon sun. We were beyond thrilled when our little trees exploded with fruit this year!

But with all that fruit we were faced with a new dilemma…what to do with all the apples? (Not a bad dilemma to have, right?)

Our go-to for a surplus of pears is always to dehydrate them or make fruit leather, so we followed suit with the majority of the apples. But I had to bake an apple pie when blessed with such a bounty.

How to make skillet apple pie

There’s no better time, with fall in the air, to pass along my momma’s unmatchable recipe, and scent our homes with freshly baked apple pie.

Skillet Apple Pie Tips:

Our favorite pie apples are Northern Spy, Golden Delicious, Pippin, Granny Smith, Pink Lady or Gravenstein.

If your apples are extra tart, use the entire ¾ cup sugar.

Additionally, you can sprinkle the top of your pie with coarse sugar just before baking.

Good practice is to line your oven shelf with tin foil to avoid possible spills.

And, of course, pie is always best served a la mode.

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Skillet Apple Pie Recipe
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
50 mins
Total Time
1 hr 10 mins

This skillet apple pie recipe always brings people back for more. The rustic presentation combined with the flavors of fall are a show stopping dessert every time. 

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 229 kcal
Author: Kelsey Steffen
  • 1 pastry dough recipe my momma's recipe, below, or try Kris's grandma's pie crust recipe
  • 6-8 tart apples cored and sliced (peeling is optional)
  • ½-¾ cup organic sugar
  • 2 T. organic all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • Dash nutmeg
  • Dash sea salt
  • 2 T. butter cubed
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. In a small bowl, combine sugar, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt.
  3. Core and slice apples and toss with sugar mixture, coating evenly.
  4. Roll out one disc of pastry dough to fit your skillet (I used a nine inch skillet).
  5. Carefully line your well seasoned cast iron pan with dough and fill with apple mixture.
  6. Dot top of pie with cubes of butter.
  7. Roll out second disc of pastry dough and place onto pie, cutting slits for steam (or cut into strips for a lattice top). Seal and flute edges and cut away excess dough hanging over the edge of the pan.
  8. Bake at 400 degrees F for 50 minutes, or until cooked through and the crust is golden brown.
Recipe Notes

My momma's pie crust recipe is below, or try Kris's grandma's pie crust recipe

Apple pie crust recipe

This recipe differs somewhat from the pie crust recipe that Kris shares from her grandma.

Seems like a good excuse to try both recipes to see which you prefer!

Pie Crust Recipe
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
35 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2 crusts
Calories: 1420 kcal
Author: Kelsey Steffen
  • 2 ⅔ cup organic white flour
  • ½ tsp. sea salt
  • 1 cup cold pasture butter cubed
  • ½ cup ice-cold water
  1. Add flour and salt into the bowl of your food processor with the “S” blade (alternatively, you can use a pastry cutter).
  2. Add butter in pieces and pulse until flour and butter incorporate. (I like to pulse until my butter pieces are about the size of a pea.)
  3. Turn food processor on and slowly add ice water until a ball forms.
  4. Remove dough from bowl and form two disks. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for ½ hour or until ready to use.
This skillet apple pie recipe always brings people back for more. Want to learn how to make apple pie? Give this recipe a try. This rustic lattice top pie is pretty enough to serve up to a crowd for dessert and it's a great way to shine a light on apple season.  #baking #homestead #recipe

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About Kelsey Steffen

Kelsey Steffen is a daughter, wife, mom of four, aspiring farmer and home-school educator in North Idaho. She’s a lover of sourdough and has been baking since before she could see over the countertops. She wrote an eBook teaching the basic principles of getting started with sourdough baking for the everyday home cook, you can find it here. Join Kelsey and her family over at Full of Days as they blog about life in the Steffen household, and follow along with them on Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram where they share more of the “behind the scenes” parts of life!

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2 thoughts on “Skillet Apple Pie: How to Make Apple Pie in Cast Iron

  • Kelly

    What’s the best kind of light weight skillet to buy?

    • Kris Bordessa

      There’s really nothing lightweight about cast iron. They’re all pretty heavy.