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Skillet Apple Blackberry Pie

Yields1 ServingPrep Time30 minsCook Time25 minsTotal Time55 mins

I adapted this recipe from the amazing chefs at Cooks Illustrated. It's fun to use when you have fruit, and you ALWAys have apples and frozen blackberries. It's super tasty, it's easy, and it's one more chance to showcase your cast iron skillet.

 6 Granny Smith Apples, peeled and cut into 1/2" thick slices
 15 Blackberries, or dried cherries, or something to mix well with the apples
Apple Cider Mixture
 ½ cup Apple Cider
  cup Maple Syrup or Honey
 ¼ tsp Cinnamon
 2 tsp Cornstarch
 2 tsp Granulated Sugar
 1 Egg White
 1 Pie Crust (Pillsbury or homemade)
 3 tbsp Butter

Melt butter in cast iron skillet. Throw in apples and start to sauté. Don't over-stir.


Mix Cider, Honey or Syrup, Cinnamon, and Corn Starch together. Set aside.


As apples get close to ready, add blackberries or other fruit.


After 7-8 minutes, when apples have softened, turn off heat and gently stir in in cider mixture.


Lay crust over apples. Brush with egg white. Sprinkle sugar over the top. Sprinkle a little extra cinnamon if you like it as much as I do.


Bake in a 500 degree oven for 20 minutes. Let cool for at least 15 minutes, and serve with ice cream! Show off that cast iron piece or art before you start serving. You deserve the artistic credit!

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 6 Servings

Amount Per Serving
Calories 440
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16.3g26%

Saturated Fat 5.7g29%
Cholesterol 15mg5%
Sodium 278mg12%
Potassium 384mg11%
Total Carbohydrate 75.4g26%

Dietary Fiber 7.4g30%
Sugars 53.6g
Protein 3.3g7%

Calcium 2%
Iron 13%
Vitamin D 20%

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