It’s hard to know which picture to start with for this particular pie, but I’ll go the traditional route and show you the outside package of the crust first 😉 This Fall savory pie has so many wonderful things going on with it, trust me, you want to make it! And if you can’t do crust, then buy the pre-made crust from the store (I will close my eyes while you go do that because we have so many recipes for crust on this site, including one reallllly easy one here).
Okay, let’s go inside this pie for a peak… This is considered a savory pie because it includes meat and veggies. Imagine the delightful smell of sweet potatoes, Brussels Sprouts, onions, garlic and apples all smothered in cinnamon and thyme seasonings. And the secret to making this pie taste like a country breakfast is the bacon! Yes, I said it bacon! Okay, don’t get all crazy wild eyed on me now. I say bacon to people here in California and they do this weird shudder dance thing on me. Come on now… bacon, in the right amount, can actually make a dish taste AMAZING. We’re not slathering this pie in bacon… or wrapping it in bacon like you might find at a country fair or something. It’s just a bit of bacon. And trust me, you want it in there!
Maybe it’s a Southern thing, but for me bacon makes me think of breakfast. This savory pie could pass as a breakfast, lunch or dinner, but with the flavor of bacon, fresh apples in cinnamon and then the sweet crust, it takes me to breakfast. This savory pie is also baked in a cast iron skillet. If you haven’t cooked with a cast iron skillet before, see our cast iron skillet post about how to properly care for one. They can turn a normal savory pie into a statement. I believe they make food taste better, but then again, that might be the Southern girl in me speaking 🙂
This hearty chicken apple veggie pie will feed a hungry family of four easily. And if you have leftovers, it freezes very easily and then warms up in a toaster oven. This pie will remind you of a pot pie, but without the soupy insides. Instead, you will be delighted to break into the crust and find an assortment of tasty vegetables. Brussels Sprouts, Sweet Potatoes, Onions and Apples coated in cinnamon and thyme really make this pie a delightful Fall dish. The chicken absorbs all of these sweet flavors and brings the whole pie together. Some of these veggies came from our garden and other items were purchased from Trader Joe’s. I love their apple smoked bacon and low sodium chicken broth. And of course, Honey crisp apples are in and if you can find them, BUY THEM ALL! Wait, I shouldn’t be saying that because then there won’t be any left for me… But seriously, they are the best apple of all time!
This is absolutely one of my favorite Fall dishes and I love making it just to freeze it so we can pull out a piece for a crisp Fall morning or evening. You could also very easily omit the pie crust part of this recipe and just do the meat and veggies in the skillet. The pie crust just makes it extra special and adds a holiday touch for the Fall and winter season! Here’s the recipe for the Harvest Chicken Skillet Sweet Potato Apple Savory Pie! Whew, that’s a mouthful!