12 Cast-Iron Pies That Show Off the Skillet’s Sweet Side

Ditch your classic pie pan and make room for these cast-iron pie recipes.

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Cinnamon-Sugar Apple Pie

It doesn’t get cozier than this cast-iron pie! Cinnamon and apples come together to make this stunner. This beautiful apple pie with its flaky, tender crust also works in a 9-inch deep-dish pie plate. —Renee Schettler Rossi, New York, New York

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Shaker Lemon Pie

Use your cast-iron skillet to make pies like this Midwestern favorite. Shaker lemon pie, sometimes called Ohio Shaker pie, makes use of whole lemons to produce a tart pie that lemon lovers won’t be able to resist. —Deb Perry, Traverse City, Michigan
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Macaroon Cherry Pie

In summer, I use homegrown cherries in this amazing pie with a crunchy coconut topping. But canned tart cherries yield a dessert that’s almost as delicious. I always bake this pie around Presidents’ Day or Valentine’s Day, but it’s popular with my family the whole year through. —Lori Daniels, Beverly, West Virginia
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Classic Sweet Potato Pie

This simple but special deep-dish pie provides a down-home finish to hearty autumn meals served at home. Pecans and pumpkin-pie spices make this a comforting seasonal classic.—Paul Azzone, Shoreham, New York
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Peach Pie

I acquired this delicious peach pie filling recipe some 40 years ago, when my husband and I first moved to southern Iowa and had peach trees growing in our backyard. It's been a family favorite since then and always brings back memories of both summer and those happy early years. — June Mueller, Sioux City, Iowa
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Caramel-Pecan Cheesecake Pie

In fall or any time of year, this nutty, rich and delicious pecan pie recipe is one I am proud to serve. While it seems very special, this caramel pecan cheesecake is a snap to make. —Becky Ruff, Monona, Iowa
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Cast-Iron Cherry-Berry Peach Pie

I had an overabundant supply of cherries one year, so I adapted several recipes to use them up. I knew this one was a keeper when I received phone calls from my mother and grandmother complimenting me on this pie. —Amy Hartke, Elgin, Illinois
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Spiced Plum Pie

The subtle tastes of orange and nutmeg bring out the fresh flavor of plums in this comforting pie. Be sure to have a slice while it's still warm, with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. —Lucille Mead, Ilion, New York
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Berry-Apple-Rhubarb Pie

I make this family favorite every year for a gathering at my sister's, where the recipe is known as "Uncle Mike's pie." I use only fresh berries, apples and rhubarb that I grow myself. —Michael Powers, New Baltimore, Virginia
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Maine Blueberry Pie with Crumb Topping

Cast-iron pies are just more delicious when made with rustic ingredients like hand-harvested Maine berries. The shortbread topping on this dessert adds a sweet crunch. — Jessie Grearson, Falmouth, Maine
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Grandma Pruit’s Vinegar Pie

This historic pie has been in our family for many generations and is always served at our get-togethers. —Suzette Pruit, Houston, Texas
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Bluebarb Pie

If you're a fan of strawberry-rhubarb pie, you'll want to try this twist on the classic. Here, blueberries provide the sweet counterpoint to the tart rhubarb, with mouthwatering results. —Steve Gyuro, Franklin, Wisconsin

Lisa Kaminski
Lisa is a former Taste of Home editor and passionate baker. During her tenure, she poured her love of all things sweet (and sometimes savory) into Bakeable, Taste of Home's baking club. Lisa also dedicated her career here to finding and testing the best ingredients, kitchen gear and home products for our Test Kitchen-Preferred program. At home, you'll find her working on embroidery and other crafts.