Cast Iron Skillet Apple Crisp Recipe

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Cast Iron Skillet Apple Crisp

Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy the easy apple crisp of sliced apples baked with yellow cake mix and melted butter all over it. I learned that gem back in my college days. However, if you like apple crisp, you need to try this cast iron skillet apple crisp recipe…

Ingredients:

This apple crisp recipe takes it up a few notches, for sure. The ingredients are still pretty simple, but the results are definitely above the average apple crisp! My SIL said she’s not usually a big fan of apple crisp, but she said this one was “divine.”

Choosing the Right Apples for Your Apple Crisp:

Golden Delicious apples are recommended for this apple crisp because they hold their texture and shape, but any sweet, crisp apple would do (like Honeycrisp or Braeburn).

Do not use Granny Smith apples! Also, if you don’t have apple cider, you can use apple juice.

Apple Prep Tips:

To simplify the apple prep for this recipe, consider an apple peeler tool and/or an apple slicer. I usually take advantage of the apple slicer, but still cut the slices in half to get the right thickness. The peeling isn’t too bad with a nice Y blade peeler. 🙂

Oven Safe Skillets:

I have two T-fal skillets that are awesome – T-fal Ultimate Hard Anodized and T-fal Professional Total Nonstick. (Did not like this Cuisinart one though because it felt pretty light-weight and the nonstick coating did not last long for me.) Of course, a cast iron skillet would work well too.

If your skillet is not oven-safe, prepare the recipe up to right before you sprinkle the topping on. Transfer the filling to a 13 by 9-inch baking dish first, then add the topping as directed. You may need to bake for an additional 5 minutes as well.

Enjoy This Cast Iron Skillet Apple Crisp

If you end up trying this cast iron skillet apple crisp recipe out let us know how it turns out! Also, we’d love to hear: What’s your favorite part of this recipe?

For me, the crumble topping is my favorite part, but the reduced apple cider/apple juice is what really makes this apple crisp stand out. Seriously, so much delicious apple flavor!

To make this tasty treat even more delicious, serve with ice cream or whipped cream. Or, even better, drizzle some caramel sauce on top too!

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Cast Iron Skillet Apple Crisp Recipe

5 / 5 (2 reviews)
Prep Time: 30 mins | Cook Time: 30 mins
Serves: 8

Ingredients

  • Topping:

  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup pecans, chopped fine
  • 3/4 cup old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • Filling:

  • 3 pounds Golden Delicious apples (about 6-8)
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup apple cider (or apple juice)
  • 2 teaspoons juice from 1 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter

Instructions

  1. Peel, core, and cut the apples into 1/2-inch-thick wedges.
  2. Adjust oven rack to middle position and heat oven to 450.
  3. For the Topping: Combine flour, pecans, oats, sugars, cinnamon, and salt in a medium bowl. Stir in butter until mixture is thoroughly moistened and crumbly. Set aside.
  4. For the Filling: Toss apples, sugar, and cinnamon together in a large bowl; set aside. Bring cider to a simmer in 12-inch oven-safe skillet over medium heat. Cook until reduced to 1/2 cup, about 5 minutes. Transfer reduced cider to bowl or liquid measuring cup; stir in lemon juice and set aside.
  5. Heat butter in now empty skillet over medium heat. When foaming subsides, add apples and cook, stirring frequently, until they begin to soften and become translucent, 12-14 minutes. (Do not fully cook apples though.) Remove pan from heat and gently stir in cider mixture until apples are coated.
  6. Sprinkle topping evenly over apples, breaking up any large chunks. Place skillet on baking sheet and bake until apples are tender and topping is a deep golden brown, 15-20 minutes. Cool on a wire rack until warm, at least 15 minutes. Serve warm with whipped cream or ice cream.

Notes

If your skillet is not oven-safe, prepare the recipe up to right before you sprinkle the topping on. Transfer the filling to a 13 by 9-inch baking dish first, then add the topping as directed. You may need to bake for an additional 5 minutes as well.

Recipe Source: America's Test Kitchen

Ingredients: Apple, Oats
Meal Type: Desserts, Fall, Egg Free, Meatless
Categories: Fruits, Oats, Oven, Stove Top

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