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

This cast iron 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. If you haven’t yet, it’s time you learned how to make apple pie at home so you can skip the frozen alternatives from the store.

Cast iron skillet apple pie with a nicely browned lattice top crust

Is there anything better than pie baked in cast iron? 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!

Time for apple pie!

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 were dripping 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 apple pie in a cast iron skillet

There’s no better time, with fall in the air, to pass along my momma’s unmatchable recipe, and scent our homes with a freshly baked skillet apple pie. It’s time you learned how to make apple pie!

Related: Gluten Free Strawberry Cobbler

sliced apples in a pie dough lined cast iron skillet

Related: Gluten Free Apple Crisp Recipe Fresh from the Farm

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. A 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.

Looking for more ways to use your abundant crop? I’ve gathered some of the best apple recipes from my collection for you right here!
Cast iron skillet apple pie, top, uncooked, bottom with a nicely browned lattice top crust

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Cast iron skillet apple pie with a nicely browned lattice top crust

Skillet Apple Pie Recipe

Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

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. Isn't it time you learned how to make apple pie??



  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. Pie crust in cast iron skillet filled with sliced of uncooked green apples and 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.


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

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 229Total Fat: 2gUnsaturated Fat: 0gSodium: 174mgCarbohydrates: 50gFiber: 4gSugar: 26gProtein: 2g

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About the author: 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!

5 comments… add one
  • Liz Nov 29, 2020 @ 5:30

    Hmm, my partner loves to cook savoury dishes in our one and only skillet. I wonder how a skillet apple pie would taste with a hint of garlic and onions! Still I shall give it a try … apples aren’t just for dessert.

  • Patsy Jun 13, 2020 @ 14:23

    Does the crust and/or finished pie freeze well? I can’t wait to make a pie. I used to bake from scratch and got busy and got away from it. I truly do miss a good homemade pie crust. I’m excited about making this.

  • Michelle Mar 24, 2018 @ 17:10

    So delicious. Will make again.

  • Kelly Nov 30, 2017 @ 3:47

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

    • Kris Bordessa Dec 2, 2017 @ 16:38

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

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