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Rustic Cast Iron Skillet Peach Pie

Rustic Cast Iron Skillet Peach Pie is easy to make and super fun to eat. Why? Because it can be served warm, right in the skillet with a big scoop of ice cream. Grab two spoons because there’s enough to share with that someone special! Mmm Mmm… so yummy!

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Rustic Cast Iron Skillet Peach Pie

A peach tree on my parent’s farm.

When I was growing up, my mother made a fresh homemade pie nearly every week. Mom was a high school home economics teacher and that translates into the fact that she was an excellent cook. She was also a good seamstress, avid gardener, and a great mentor.

Rustic Cast Iron Skillet Peach Pie

A peach growing on the tree.

Mom always made her own homemade pie crust and made a pie filling using fresh, organic produce grown on our farm. She made just about every kind of pie you can imagine. A few of our favorites were her apple pie, rhubarb pie, pecan pie, and pumpkin pie. Each one was delicious in its own right.

Rustic Cast Iron Skillet Peach Pie

Speedy Homemade Pie Crust

The pie crust recipe mom taught me how to make at an early age was Speedy Homemade Pie Crust. It’s pretty much fail-proof and very forgiving. Another great recipe that my daughter-in-law, Becky, shared with me awhile back is her Amish grandmother’s pie crust recipe. Her grandmother, Viola, worked in a pie pastry shop for nearly 5 years so you know it’s a great recipe. You can find it by clicking on this link > Viola’s Never Fail Pie Crust. Either pie crust recipe works beautifully when making cast iron skillet pies.

Rustic Cast Iron Skillet Peach Pie

First I should tell you that you’ll need a 8-inch cast iron skillet to make Rustic Cast Iron Skillet Peach Pie. You can use a smaller, or larger, cast iron skillet, but you will need to adjust your baking times accordingly.

Start by rolling out the pie crust, then flip your cast iron skillet over on top of the dough (as seen in the picture above). Carefully flip both the skillet and dough over together and trim the excess dough from around the edge of the skillet. Save the excess dough to make a top crust.

Rustic Cast Iron Skillet Peach Pie

The filling for this pie consists of sliced peaches, minute tapioca (uncooked), cornstarch, sugar, salt and ground cinnamon.

Rustic Cast Iron Skillet Peach Pie

Roll the excess pie dough into a ball then roll it out to the desired thickness. A standard lattice top works well on this pie, however, I used a heart-shaped cookie cutter to make a delightful top crust.

Rustic Cast Iron Skillet Peach Pie

Next, strategically place small cubes of butter and a light sprinkle of sugar over the top of the pie to help it turn a nice golden-brown color.

Rustic Cast Iron Skillet Peach Pie

Bake Rustic Cast Iron Skillet Peach Pie in a preheated 350-degree oven for approximately 1 hour 25 minutes, or until the center is set. Serve warm with a big scoop of vanilla bean or cinnamon ice cream.

Rustic Cast Iron Skillet Peach Pie

Yields 3 - 4 Servings

A simple and delicious peach pie recipe.

20 minPrep Time

1 hr, 25 Cook Time

1 hr, 45 Total Time

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Ingredients

  • One 8-inch well seasoned cast iron skillet
  • 1 recipe for Speedy Homemade Pie Crust, or make your favorite pie crust recipe (GF Opiton: use a gluten-free pie crust)
  • 5 - 6 medium size peaches, peeled and sliced
  • 3 tablespoons minute tapioca (uncooked)
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 cup sugar + 1 tablespoon reserved for the top of the pie
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 - 3 tablespoons butter, cubed

Instructions

  1. Make pie crust recipe and roll out to approx. 1/4-inch thickness. Place cast iron skillet upside down onto dough. Carefully flip both the skillet and pie dough over together. Gently fit dough to pan and trim edges. Form a ball with the excess dough, roll out to approx. 1/4-inch thickness; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl mix together sliced peaches, tapioca, cornstarch, sugar, pinch of salt and cinnamon; stir just until ingredients are combined.
  3. Place peach mixture into pie crust. Cut heart shapes out of the remaining dough using a heart-shaped cookie cutter, or make a lattice top. Dot with small cubes of butter and a light sprinkle of sugar.
  4. Bake in a preheated 350 degree F. oven for approximately 1 hour 25 minutes or until center of pie is set and top is golden brown.
  5. Serve warm with a scoop of vanilla bean or cinnamon ice cream.

Notes

To make this recipe GF use gluten-free pie dough. All other ingredients are naturally gluten-free.

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Rustic Cast Iron Skillet Peach Pie

Apple, Apricot, and Peach Cast Iron Skillet Pies.

In addition to making a Rustic Cast Iron Skillet Peach Pie, consider making apple, apricot, cherry, rhubarb, and berry cast iron skillet pies. They are all basically made the exact same way, although depending on the type of pie, you may want to add extra spices to the filling.

Rustic Cast Iron Skillet Peach Pie

Thanks, mom, for teaching me so much!  I love you!

Have fun creating your very own Rustic Cast Iron Skillet Peach Pie!

Enjoy!

Linda

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