Grandma's Iron Skillet Apple Pie


This three-layer, cast iron apple pie is a Southern favorite!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Additional Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 15 mins
1 9-inch pie


  • ½ cup butter

  • 1 cup brown sugar

  • 5 Granny Smith apples -- peeled, cored, quartered, and thinly sliced

  • 3 (9 inch) refrigerated prerolled pie crusts

  • 1 cup white sugar, divided

  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon, divided

  • ¼ cup white sugar

  • 1 tablespoon butter, cut into small chunks


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. Place 1/2 cup butter into a 9-inch cast iron skillet; place the skillet in the preheated oven until butter is melted. Remove the skillet and sprinkle with brown sugar; return to the oven to heat while you prepare the apples.

  3. Remove the skillet from the oven; arrange 1 refrigerated pie crust on top of brown sugar. Top pie crust with 1/2 of the sliced apples. Sprinkle 1/2 cup of white sugar and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon on top. Place second pie crust over apples; top second crust with remaining apples and sprinkle with 1/2 cup sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon. Top with third crust; sprinkle with 1/4 cup sugar and dot with 1 tablespoon of butter. Cut 4 slits into the top crust for steam to escape.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until the apples are tender and the crust is golden brown, about 45 minutes. Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

734 Calories
34g Fat
108g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 734
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 34g 43%
Saturated Fat 17g 86%
Cholesterol 49mg 16%
Sodium 396mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 108g 39%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 70g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 4mg 22%
Calcium 37mg 3%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 138mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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