This Cast Iron Dutch Apple Pie is one of my favorite desserts- especially around this time of year! There is nothing like the sweet, cinnamon, apple amazingness especially when it’s in a cast iron pan. It just makes everything taste better!
Fall is in the air and the orchard is heavy with apples. We have been busy picking, canning, dehydrating, and enjoying apples. Apple pie is just a little piece of heaven. There is nothing like walking into the house with the heady smells of apples and cinnamon in the air. It brings to mind days gone by. Of Thanksgiving dinners with the family gathered around the table. Of laughter and love.
This dish was born one night when we had the ingredients but didn’t have a pie crust made and didn’t have enough butter to make one. We decided to compromise and make this apple crisp / apple pie dish to serve to our friends without rushing into town to get what we didn’t have (or have time to get). It was a huge hit and we ended up making it the next night just for us.
This Cast Iron Dutch Apple Pie has no bottom crust so it is easier than a traditional pie if the crust intimidates you a bit. It is quick and easy and oh so delicious.
This is called Dutch Apple Pie from the crumble topping called streusel on the top.
Is Dutch Apple Pie really Dutch?
Dutch Apple Pie is not really Dutch at all. The Dutch would have made a dish that would be more cake like than pie like. We have struesel muffins and cake recipes if you would like to try one.
Is It Hard To Make A Cast Iron Apple Pie?
No, it is super easy!
Do I Have To Make The Pie Organic? I Don’t Have That Stuff.
No, you sure don’t. You can use a regular flour measure for measure. In other words, instead of one cup of organic flour you just use one cup of regular flour. The same with the oats, sugar, cinnamon, butter, allspice, and salt.
Can I Make This Gluten Free?
Yes you can! Try a gluten free flour like Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free and replace the regular flour at at 1.1 ratio. That is 1 cup of gluten free for the 1 cup of regular flour. We have not tried it but it should work fine.
I Can’t Eat Sugar, Can I Replace Sugar For Another Sweetener?
Yes, you can. Pick up some SWERVE natural sweetener for the sugar at a 1.1 ratio. We have not tried it but it should work fine.
Crumble Topping: In a mixing bowl mix flour, oats, sugar, cinnamon, and allspice. Stir together, slice the butter into thin chunks, add butter to flour mixture. Mix until crumbly then set aside.
Directions: Peel and slice your apples and place in a cast-iron pan, add cinnamon and sugar. Cook until tender, cover with crumbles and bake at 350F for 20 minutes.
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