I made this for Christmas but I’ve been holding it in my back pocket and with Pi day being just a few days ago, I knew I finally had to post it.
You might have figured out by now that I love apples so I was excited to make an apple pie. Pies were always my grandmother’s thing. She passed away a few years ago, so when my sister-in-law asked me to bring one for Christmas, I couldn’t wait to create something that would make her proud, even if I didn’t make the crust from scratch 😉. This is one of those recipes I didn’t just work on because I wanted it to taste good, but it was one that connected me to my grandma. This one was for her. To the beautiful soul, Marguerite, I love you forever ❤️.
I hope you enjoy this pie as much as I do and I hope it makes you feel at home, just like a grandmother’s hug ❤️.
Rustic Strawberry Apple Pie
- 8 Honey Crisp Apples
- ½ lb Strawberries
- ½ Cup Granulated Sugar
- ¼ tsp Salt
- 2 tbls Cinnamon
- 1 tbls Cornstarch
- ½ lb Butter (plus 1 tablespoon)
- 1 Cup Brown Sugar
- Pre-made Pie Crust
Peel, core, and slice your apples. Slice your strawberries and set aside.
In a 9-inch cast iron skillet melt 1 tablespoon of butter, add your apples, granulated sugar, cinnamon, and salt. Cook your apples on medium-low heat for 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Add your strawberries and cornstarch. Stir until thickened – 2-3 minutes. Set aside in a bowl.
In the same skillet, melt a stick of butter with your brown sugar. Stir until smooth.
Place your bottom crust in the skillet over your brown sugar sauce. Add your filling then place your top crust over that. Brush with melted butter, sprinkle with cinnamon, and add slits to the top.
Bake for 25-30 minutes. Serve warm with whipped cream or ice cream.
You can use any pie crust you’d like. I found a box mix that only needed water. I also added a little extra butter for more flavor.