How To Bake a Pie in a Cast Iron Skillet

- Hector Sanchez
Hector Sanchez

Serve your holiday dessert in the South’s favorite cooking tool.

Around the holidays patience and pie plates run short. While solutions for politically controversial uncles are scarce, you can always cling to cast iron skillets as your rock in a chaotic kitchen. From a Brussels sprouts to gravy and even that sweet potato casserole, there is almost nothing you can’t serve in cast iron, and that includes pie. In fact, once you try it, you may never bake in anything else again.

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Before we approach the technique portion of our conversation, let us, in regards to pie, praise a famous pan. No longer will you have to disturb your fragile crust from damage as you cling to the sides of a thin glass pie plate with two oven mitts like a clumsy, frazzled bear; nor will you have to worry about your crust becoming soft and dense on the bottom, brown and dry on top. Reclaim the 35 minutes you would otherwise spend fussing with fluted edges or frantically collecting drippings from burning on the bottom of the oven forever to remain until the next homeowner moves in.

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