Enjoy this delicious rustic Skillet Dutch Apple Pie Recipe as it is a perfect dessert for the Fall.
Yes you can bake a pie in skillet. Yes this Skillet Dutch Apple Pie Recipe is as good as it looks.
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. I mean, putting my hands in dough or meat isn’t my favorite step in any recipe. I just don’t enjoy the feeling of my hands being caked with…stuff and it takes forever to get that “stuff” off of your hands and out of your nails. Although this isn’t my favorite step, I love making pies. It is very nostalgic for me. I think of my grandparents, particularly my grandmothers, and how they must’ve prepared for their meals by using their hands. They didn’t have a lot of the cool gadgets and appliances that we do now a days. I guess I should stop acting spoiled and get my hands dirty.
About this Dutch Apple Pie Recipe
There are any ways people make their pies. When it comes to the filling, I’ve seen pies where the fruit is placed in the pie dish and it thickens on its own. However, I prefer to make my apple pie filling first and then transfer it to the pie dish. I guess you can say I like the insurance of knowing the fruit filling is made to the thickness that I want it.
To make my apple pie filling, I simply cook my apples in some butter, 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. I have read some blogs and articles where avid bakers swear against using cornstarch. To that, I say to each its own. Absolutely, I have made pies before without the use of cornstarch and the problem with it for me is filling doesn’t get thick enough, for me. So, I use a little cornstarch for the reassurance.