Miss Lib's Apple Pie has an interesting story and I quote, "My French grandmother and Amish grandfather lived with their fifteen children on a big North Carolina farm. Since they had no electricity, Grandma baked this easy-to-make pie in their wood stove - doubtless at least tripling the recipe to have enough for the entire brood." The pie will serve 4 to 6 people.
3 cups fresh, crisp apples, scrubbed and unpeeled (Granny Smith or other tart apples)
1/2 cup butter
1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1 tablespoon cinnamon
pinch of salt
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup milk
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Cut apples in half-moon chunks, about 8 per apple. Place in bowl.
In a 9 inch cast iron skillet. Melt the butter over medium heat. Dance the skillet around atop the burner until butter is all over inside the skillet. Add apple half-moons and toss lightly in butter. Saute about 5 minutes. Mix sugar, cinnamon and salt and dump over apples. Stir gently. Remove apples with slotted spoon. Set skillet aside.
In small bowl combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Stir in milk. Pour into skillet and stir until smooth. Return apples to skillet and stir gently. Slap skillet into oven and bake 40 minutes.