Thursday, September 8, 2011

Another Super Easy Dessert!

Last weekend I baked twice.  First the dump cake, and then a really easy apple pie.  Okay, maybe the dump cake isn't really baking.  But the apple pie is!

Part of the reason why the pie was/is so easy is because the recipe called for, and I used, refrigerated pie crusts.  I know some people would never think of using pre-made crusts.  But for me, a non-baker, they are a lifesaver and a time saver!  And quite frankly, they are much better than anything that I could ever make.  The last time I made a crust from scratch I sliced my finger pretty badly in the food processor.  But I persevered and finished making the thing, bloodied finger and all (yum!).  The only reason I didn't run to the store to buy a crust is because my sis-in-law was so excited about the homemade crust.

Okay, so tell me, do you use pre-made crust??  I won't tell anyone, I promise.

Easy Skillet Apple Pie
from Southern Living Magazine

2 lb Granny Smith apples
2 lb Braeburn apples
1 tsp ground cinnamon
3/4 C granulated sugar
1/2 C butter
1 C firmly packed light brown sugar
1 (14.1 oz) pkg refrig. pie crusts
1 egg white
2 T granulated sugar

Preheat oven to 350 F.  Peel and slice apples (it was also easy for me since I have that cool tool that cores, peels and slices).  Toss apples with cinnamon and 3/4 C sugar.
cool tool that peels, slices and cores!
Melt butter in a 10-inch cast-iron skillet over medium heat.  Add brown sugar, and cool, stirring constantly, 1 to 2 minutes or until sugar is dissolved.  Remove from heat and place 1 pie crust in skillet over the brown sugar mixture.
Spoon apple mixture over pie crust and top with remaining pie crust.  Whisk egg white until foamy and brush on top of the pie crust.  Sprinkle pie crust with 2 T sugar.  Cut 4-5 slits in top crust.

Bake at 350 F for 1 hour to 1 hour, 10 mins or until golden brown and bubbly.  You can shield the crust with foil during the last 10 minutes to prevent excessive browning, if necessary.  Cool 30 mins before serving.  Southern Living suggests serving with butter pecan ice cream!

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  1. Love apple pies. We have two apple trees, so each fall we make a ton of pies and freeze them. We still have some from last year we haven't eaten yet, so I think this year we'll try to make jelly or something from our apples.

    Persimmons are a weird little fruit. I wish I could describe how they taste. Maybe like a fig, if a fig wasn't dried?

  2. Yum, love apple pie! I don't make pie that frequently, normally just during the fall and holidays. I make my pie crust if it's a holiday, but I have also used store bought :) I need one of those apple peelers, that's awesome!

  3. I've never seen skillet apple pie before. That looks so good! And I totally want one of those apple peelers.

    I prefer homemade pie crust, but am usually too lazy, especially if it's double crust. I used store bought for a chicken pot pie this week and it was still tasty.

  4. I consider myself an avid baker, but one thing I don't do is homemade crusts! First, I don't really even like crust (which is a bizarre fact on it's own since I consume a diet of about 90% carbs and I LOVE bread) and second, it's just too much hassle. Store-bought is the way to go! And that apple contraption looks insane!

  5. That looks like fun! LOL
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