Food Chronicles: Skillet Apple Berry Pie

It’s getting colder again (20s instead of 40s) and nothing sounds warm and tasty like pie. Apple berry pie. Made in a skillet. Mmmm… Diethood posted a perfect recipe for it and I had to share. It seems pretty easy and oh-so-good. So pull out that skillet and make some pie tonight!

Photo courtesy Diethood.

Photo courtesy Diethood.

Skillet Apple Berry Pie

Ingredients

For the Pie Crust
    • Food Processor
    • 2 1/2 cups flour
    • pinch of salt
    • 2 sticks of butter, cold
    • 1/4 cup cold water
For the Filling
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 tablespoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 cups sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 5 medium-sized golden delicious apples, peeled, cored and cut into 1/4-inch thick wedges
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 package (12 oz) frozen mixed berries, thawed
  • 1 rolled pie crust
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar

Instructions

Make the pie crust (makes two crusts – you can also use store-bought crust)
    • In the bowl of a food processor, pulse together flour and salt.
    • Add butter and mix until it resembles a coarse meal.
    • With the machine running, slowly add water and process until a dough comes together.
    • Add more water if dough seems too dry.
    • Divide the dough into two equal size balls and flatten into disks.
    • Wrap each disk in plastic wrap and chill at least 1 hour before rolling out.
    • On a floured surface, roll out only one of the pie crusts; refrigerate the other pie dough for another use, or freeze it.
Make the Filling
  • Preheat oven to 400.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the cornstarch, cinnamon, nutmeg, sugar, and salt.
  • Add the apples and toss to coat. Set aside.
  • Melt the butter in a large iron skillet over medium heat.
  • Mix in the berries and let cook down for 4 minutes.
  • Stir in the apples and continue to cook for 2 more minutes.
  • Remove from heat and let cool for a minute or two.
  • Roll out the pie crust and lay over the fruit filling, tucking the sides in.
  • Brush the top of crust with egg wash.
  • Combine the cinnamon and sugar in a small bowl and sprinkle the top of crust with cinnamon sugar.
  • Place the iron skillet in the oven and bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until crust is golden brown and fruit is bubbling.

 

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