This skillet apple pie recipe is a southern twist on the classic apple pie. Instead of baking in a pie dish, it’s baked in a cast-iron skillet. Filled with delicious fresh apples, brown sugar, cinnamon, and butter. Mmm… are you hungry for it yet? It calls for two kinds of apples, Braeburn and Granny Smith, but you use any apple that’s good for baking.
So Many Apples to Choose
Speaking of types of apples, did you know that different apples are better for different recipes? Years ago (trying not to date me too, much!) there weren’t as many varieties in the grocery store as you see today. Just the other day, I was shopping for apples to have handy for snacks. I saw at least names I’d never had before. I picked up a kind I was familiar with but an apple chart would have been really handy! Might just have to make me one.
But in the meantime, I found a helpful guide by the Washington Apple Commission and another helpful chart that even tells you which makes good apple sauce by PickYourOwn.org. I think it just takes trying different types until you find your favorites. Just while searching for charts I realized one chart said Braeburns are best fresh while another chart said they are great for baking. It’s all someone’s opinion. I’ll keep trying different combinations of apples in this skillet apple pie recipe, adapted from a Southern Living recipe until I find my favorite. But this first time around was a delicious start.
Top 10 Apples
So what are the most popular apples? According to the U.S. Apple Organization here are the top 10 apples in popularity:
- Red Delicious
- Granny Smith
- Golden Delicious
- Pink Lady
Which your family favorites? In our family, we each have a favorite. Daughter like Pink Lady, but I can’t always find them so we sometimes go with Gala (#1) since they are easy to find. Hubby like Red Delicious and I like Golden Delicious but Gala and Honeycrisp are close seconds. If I’m baking I usually stick with the classic Granny Smith, but this recipe got to me expand my horizons. Why use multiple varieties, you wonder? It’s the depth of flavor that comes out as a result. The different degrees of sweetness and tartness is balanced out.
[mv_create key=”9″ thumbnail=”https://primmart.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Skillet-Apple-Pie.jpg” title=”Skillet Apple Pie” type=”recipe”]Note: This recipe was originally published on Making it All Work on October 2, 2011. I updated the recipe with more information I thought would be helpful.