Cajun Skillet Apple Pie
PREP TIME: 45 Minutes

Although apple pie is considered America's favorite, most people avoid making it because they consider it difficult. I have solved the problem! Try this simple, black skillet version with biscuit topping and you'll see what I mean.


  • 5 each Golden Delicious and Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, sliced thin
  • 1/4 pound butter
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • 2 tbsps flour

To prepare filling, melt butter in a 10-inch cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add apple slices, lemon juice and vanilla and cook, stirring frequently for about 5 minutes. In a bowl, mix sugars, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt and cornstarch and gently stir mixture into apples. Continue to cook until apples are soft but not mushy, approximately 5 minutes.


  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 1/4 tsps baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, chilled
  • 1 cup half and half
  • 3/4 tsp vanilla

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F. Mix flour, 1/4 cup sugar, baking powder and salt together in a large bowl. Using 2 knives or a pastry blender, cut in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add milk and vanilla and quickly blend together with a spatula. To assemble the pie, drop heaping tablespoons of biscuit mixture on top of apples, covering most of the center of the mixture. Sprinkle top with remaining sugar and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until top is golden. Remove pie from oven and let stand for at least 5 minutes before serving.


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