Cast Iron Skillet Apple Crisp

Apple Crisp

This cast iron skillet apple crisp recipe is a great one-dish dessert. While desserts shouldn’t be considered healthy this Apple crisp recipe provides more nourishment using fresh produce and oatmeal in place of added flour. Apple crisp is served best warm with cold vanilla ice cream. The sweetness of the ice cream perfectly contrasts the simplicity of the cast iron skillet apple crisp.

Cast Iron Skillets are my tool of choice in the kitchen. I use mine for 95% of our dinners here at home. So it shouldn’t surprise anyone to find out I’m trying to figure out how to make even more dishes in our cast iron skillet… including desserts.

Cast Iron Skillet Apple Crisp
Cast Iron Skillet Apple Crisp

While this is a perfect early fall dish when apple picking is on the rise, we enjoy our Cast Iron Skillet Apple Crisp pretty much year round.

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Chef’s Knife

Cutting Board

Cast Iron Skillet Apple Crisp

Cast Iron Skillet Apple Crisp

If you don’t have a skillet that is oven safe then feel free to prepare the recipe through step 3 and then transfer the filling to a 9 x 13 inch baking dish. just add another 5 minutes to your cook time.

The best apples to be used for this particular recipe would probably be Golden delicious apples, however I don’t mind using honey crisp as I’ve done below. Granny Smith apples on the other hand are not ideal when making any type of apple crisp.. too tart.

Apple Cider can be substituted for apple juice, if preferred.

Cast Iron Skillet Apple Crisp Ingredients

Topping

3/4 Cup all purpose flour
3/4 Cup chopped pecans
1/2 Cup Brown sugar
3/4 Cup of rolled oats
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2teaspoon salt
One stick butter, melted

Filling

6 large apples, peeled, cord, halved, and cut into half inch wedges
1/4 Cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 Cup Apple juice, unfiltered
2 teaspoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons butter

Cast Iron Skillet Apple Crisp
Step by Step

  1. Prepare topping: preheat oven to 450 degrees. Combine flour, pecans, oats, brown sugar, sugar, cinnamon, and salt in a medium bowl. Stir in the melted butter until moist and crumbly.
  2. Prepare the filling: Toss together apples, sugar, and cinnamon in a large bowl.
  3. Melt butter in the skillet. Keep at medium heat. Add apples, apple juice, and lemon juice. Stir Frequently until apples become soft, but don’t cook them fully. This may take 15 minutes or so. Take the skillet off the burner and slowly stir in the apple juice mixture, coating all the apples.
  4. Sprinkle the topping over apples evenly. Go ahead and break up any large chunks. Place the skillet on an aluminum foil lined baking sheet (to protect your oven from any spills) and bake 18-20 minutes, or until topping is golden brown.
  5. Let cool for nearly 15 minutes, but serve this puppy warm

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Cast Iron Skillet Apple Crisp

If you don’t have a skillet that is oven safe then feel free to prepare the recipe through step 3 and then transfer the filling to a 9 x 13 inch baking dish. just add another 5 minutes to your cook time. The best apples to be used for this particular recipe would probably be Golden delicious apples, however I don’t mind using honey crisp as I’ve done below. Granny Smith apples on the other hand are not ideal when making any type of apple crisp. Apple Cider can be substituted for apple juice, if preferred.

Ingredients
  

Ingredients

    Topping

    • 3/4 Cup all purpose flour
    • 3/4 Cup chopped pecans
    • 1/2 Cup Brown sugar
    • 3/4 Cup of rolled oats
    • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • One stick butter melted

    Filling

    • 6 large apples peeled, cord, halved, and cut into half inch wedges
    • 1/4 Cup sugar
    • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
    • 1 Cup Apple juice unfiltered
    • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
    • 2 tablespoons butter
    • Cast Iron Skillet Apple Crisp

    Instructions
     

    • Prepare topping: preheat oven to 450 degrees. Combine flour, pecans, oats, brown sugar, sugar, cinnamon, and salt in a medium bowl. Stir in the melted butter until moist and crumbly.
    • Prepare the filling: Toss together apples, sugar, and cinnamon in a large bowl. Bring apple juice to a simmer in your cast iron skillet over medium heat. Cook about 7 minutes, until liquid measures 1/2 cup. Transfer juice into measuring cup and add the lemon juice.
    • Melt butter in the same skillet (now empty). Keep at medium heat. Add apples. Stir Frequently until apples become soft, but don’t cook them fully. This may take 15 minutes or so. Take the skillet off the burner and slowly stir in the apple juice mixture, coating all the apples.
    • Sprinkle the topping over apples evenly. Go ahead and break up any large chunks. Place the skillet on an aluminum foil lined baking sheet (to protect your oven from any spills) and bake 18-20 minutes, or until topping is golden brown.
    • Let cool for nearly 15 minutes, but serve this puppy warm!

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