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 skillet apple crisp
Cast Iron Skillet Apple Crisp

Summer will be over soon and fall is on its way. The kids are finished with swimming pools and sprinklers and now looking forward to camp fires and apple picking. Honestly who doesn’t love fall? The leaves are changing into beautiful colors and we get to add a few more layers of clothing to help conceal the overindulges we took part in over the summer. (Just me? Whoops.)

That refreshing cooler weather is all I need to remind me of the great things that come at the end of the year. So today I’m looking forward to going to the store and grabbing all the apples I can gather. Fresh apples are refreshing all year round but there’s something about the fall that makes apples into one of the most treasured item in the grocery aisle.

Fall Apple Recipes Blog Hop

What am I going to do with all those apples you ask. Well first I’m going to make my cast iron skillet apple crisp recipe which you can find just below here, but then I’m going to make a slue of recipes from a few of my gal pals. This blog post is just one of many apple recipes in a blog hop. You see if you have my gal pals and I are blogging our favorite Apple recipes. Each blogger will be sharing their own delicious Apple recipes. If you read all the way to the bottom of this post, then you can find links to those recipes.

With all those recipes you could literally have your own apple festival at your dining table.

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.

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

Cast Iron Skillet Apple Crisp Ingredients


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


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
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. 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.
  3. 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.
  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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11 replies on “Cast Iron Skillet Apple Crisp

  1. Oooh! This looks absolutely delicious! I had never thought to make apple crisp in the cast iron skillet! I will definitely give this a try!

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