Sinfully Delicious Cast Iron Apple Pie with Homemade Caramel Sauce
- 8 medium firm apples: honeycrisp, Granny smith, Rambo, Early Galas or Early Goldens
- 3 T flour
- 1/2 c. brown sugar
- 1/4 c. butter melted in a saute pan.
Peel apples and slice to 1/2 inch thickness, toss with brown sugar and flour. Melt 1/4 c. butter in saute pan add above apple mixture. Cook 5 – 8 minutes until sauce has thickened and apples are softer, but still firm. Set aside.
Preheat oven to 350.
- 1 1/2 c. flour
- 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 3 eggs
- 3 T. Southern Comfort or bourbon (this is optional but good, you may substitute 1 T. imitation vanilla)
- 3/4 c. melted butter
- 1 1/2 c. brown sugar
- 1 c. chopped pecans
Mix the above ingredients together.
Fit 1 prepared pie crust into a 10″ cast iron skillet.
Spoon 2/3 c. apple mixture into skillet on top of pie crust. Even it out, then scoop batter on top of apples, take spatula and spread evenly on top. Top batter with remaining apples.
Bake at 350 for 1 hour. Remove from oven serve warm or cool with ice cream and the below recipe for Apple Cider Caramel Sauce. (The Apple Cider Caramel Sauce is a necessity; it is the bomb of sauces and it can be served with raw apples, on top of pancakes, muffins or toast. It is simply the definition of yummy.)
- 1 c. apple cider
- 1 c. packed brown sugar
- 1/2 c. butter
- 1/4 c. half and half or heavy whipping cream
This first step is essential. I know this because Michelle made the first batch and it never thickened, I asked her if she let the apple cider reduce to half and she gave me a blank look. We began again.
Boil the apple cider until it reduces to half (why not just add a 1/2 c. instead of a c. ? I don’t know, but don’t try it. Boil, boil, boil)
Then add the remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil for 2 minutes, remove from heat and let cool. Caramel sauce will become very thick. Refrigerate to keep, microwave for 10 – 15 seconds to reheat.
Slice pie, add a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream, do not drizzle but pour caramel sauce over pie. Indulge.