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SKILLET APPLE PIE
2 pounds Granny Smith apples (about 2-3 apples depending on the size of the apple)
2 pounds Red Delicious apples (about 2-3 apples depending on the size of the apple)
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon lemon juice (bottled is fine if you don’t have fresh)
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg (optional)
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1 (14.1-oz.) package refrigerated pie crusts
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Peel apples, and cut into 1/4-1/2-inch-thick wedges. Toss apples with cinnamon, lemon juice, flour and nutmeg (optional) and 3/4 cup granulated sugar.
2. Melt butter in a 10-inch cast-iron skillet over medium heat; add brown sugar, and cook, stirring constantly, 1 to 2 minutes or until sugar is dissolved. *Do not cook on high or it will burn the brown sugar and develop a slightly bitter taste.
3. Remove from heat, and place 1 pie crust in skillet over brown sugar mixture. Spoon apple mixture over pie crust, and top with remaining pie crust.
4. Cut 4 or 5 slits in top for steam to escape.3. Bake at 350º for 55-65 minutes or until crust is golden brown. Let stand for about 30 minutes before serving.
Optional Serving Suggestion: Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top.