A sturdy cast-iron skillet is the key to a world of delicious dishes. With the power to sear and crisp like no other tool in your kitchen, this pan is definitely worthy of a whole cookbook from the culinary pros at Better Homes and Gardens

Choose a firm, tart apple, such as Granny Smith or Jonathan, to use for the filling in these sandwiches. These varieties will hold their shape when cooked and won’t break down and create a mushy filling.

Reprinted with permission from Better Homes and Gardens Skillet Meals