I love cast iron. Love, love, love it! Fortunately, my mom loves cast iron, too. She came up with a pretty rad homemade Cast Iron Apple Pie recipe.
I stole her pictures and her recipe to share with you!
(With her approval, thankfully. Thanks, mom!)
Here are the steps for making homemade cast iron apple pie!
Start by peeling, coring, and slicing 8 apples. Put them in cold water bath with the juice of half a lemon, then drain.
Cover the apples with 1/2 cup sugar, 2 tbsp. cinnamon, and 2 tbsp. tapioca. Stir.
Heat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit with an 8″ cast iron skillet inside for about 15 minutes.
For the crust:
You will need 2 cups flour, 1 tsp. salt, and 12 tbsp. cold butter. Using a fork, mix together all 3 ingredients until you get small crumbles. Add 8 tbsp. ice water, 1 tbsp. at a time, until the dough holds together. Split dough in half, and roll out both dough balls on a floured counter top, one for the bottom crust, the other for the top crust.
Put 1/4 cup butter in the skillet (be careful, it’s hot), let it melt, and add 1/2 cup brown sugar. Mix.
Place the bottom crust in the cast iron skillet and up the sides (over the butter and brown sugar mixture).
Bake the skillet for 15 minutes. Remove the skillet from the oven, add the apples, and crumble 2 tbsp. butter over the apples.
Place the top crust on. Cut 4 slits in the crust for venting.
Bake the cast iron apple pie for about 1 hour at 350 degrees Fahrenheit until golden and bubbly.
MMMMmmmm! Enjoy! Drop me some comments below if you tried it (or plan to try it)!
One last thing!
If you are more of a visual learner, check out my highlights on Instagram! I have a highlight reel of all my cast iron tips and tricks.
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Happy Homesteading! (:
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