Deep Dish Apple Pie with Brandy Pecan Crumb Topping on BigOven: This is one of the best apple pies ever, with a candied pecan crumb topping. It is a deep dish pie that can be made in a cast iron skillet for that rustic look, and it helps make a great pie crust. You can even leave it in the skillet to cool and serve it that way at tableside. If you would like to serve it with a generous portion of vanilla ice cream that would be fine or some would say even better. Enjoy!