Enjoy this delicious rustic Skillet Dutch Apple Pie Recipe, as it is a perfect dessert for the Fall. This Cast Iron Dutch Apple Pie is filled with tart apples layered on top of a buttery and flaky pie crust sprinkled with a crunchy crumb topping.
Here is the funny thing about me and baking pies, I love them, but there is a part of me that doesn’t like to get my hands dirty. Putting my hands in dough or meat isn’t my favorite step in any recipe. I don’t enjoy the feeling of my hands being caked with…stuff, and it takes forever to get that “stuff” off my hands and out of your nails. Although this isn’t my favorite step, I love making pies. It is very nostalgic for me.
How to make this Dutch Apple Pie Recipe
There are many ways people make their pies. When it comes to the filling, I’ve seen pies where the fruit is placed in the pie dish, thickening on its own. However, I prefer making my apple pie filling and transferring it to the pie dish. I guess you can say I like the insurance of knowing the fruit filling is made to the thickness I want.
- To make my apple pie filling, I cook my apples in butter and add a little granulated sugar and light brown sugar to help the apples thicken.
- I add some cinnamon and nutmeg for flavor.
- Lastly, I do add some cornstarch to help it thicken.
The best part of this cast-iron Dutch Apple Pie is the crumble. It is soft and crispy, the way it is supposed to be. As the crumble topping bakes, the topping turns golden brown, and it’s amazing! For the crust, I used a store-bought pie crust. However, you can use your pie crust recipe. I like this pie crust recipe if I am making it from scratch. After baking the pie, it is an absolute must to serve it with vanilla ice cream! There is no other way!
Commonly Asked Questions
Yes. I would put the pie in the refrigerator in between servings because of the fruit. If you keep the pie out at room temperature, it could quickly turn moldy, and/or the apples could taste rancid.
Yes. You can put the cast iron dutch apple pie together, cover it with plastic wrap, and keep it refrigerated until you’re ready to bake.
This could be because there is too much liquid in the filling or not enough cornstarch to help thicken the liquid. Also, your oven may not be hot enough to where the apples aren’t cooking through.
Yes! You can use just about any apple you want. I think Honeycrisp would be a good choice because of its sweetness. Although, I do not recommend Washington Apples or other apples with a smushy texture and where the apple flavor is a bit bland. I recommend adding some slices of Granny Smith to have a variety of apples in your pie.
You only need some flour, cold butter, ice water, and a little salt. I like this recipe if you are looking for one.
If you like this easy apple pie recipe, then you will like the ones below:
- Cherry Pie Recipe with Mixed Berries
- Deep Dish Apple Pie
- Easy Apple Crisp Recipe
- Strawberry Crumble Recipe