Penny's Passion: Let's Make Cast Iron Skillet Apple Crisp

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Let's Make Cast Iron Skillet Apple Crisp

Welcome to Thinking Out Loud Thursday!  I'm still thinking about how delicious our dessert was last weekend so I thought I'd share the recipe with you today.  Let's make cast iron skillet apple crisp!

Recently I've seen so many people posting pictures of their families apple picking.  It's that time of year and even though we are probably not going to make it out to the fields to pick our own apples, I still had a craving for their flavor.  So last weekend I pulled out our cast iron skillet and whipped up this apple crisp ~

Here's What You Need
6 medium apples (I used Granny Smith and Gala)
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/2 cup brown sugar (packed)
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon kosher salt

1-1/4 cups old fashioned oats
2 tablespoons flour
5 tablespoons cold unsalted butter
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
Ground cinnamon to sprinkle on top

Here's What You Do
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

After washing the apples, peel and core them.  Cut them into bite-size pieces and add to a mixing bowl.

Put a 10" cast iron skillet on the stove and melt 3 tablespoons of butter in the skillet.  When the butter is melted, whisk in 1/2 cup brown sugar, 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon and 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt.

Pour the butter mixture into the mixing bowl with the apples and toss until the apples are coated.

Return the apple mixture back into the skillet and turn the heat to medium.  While stirring, cook for about 5 minutes.  The apples will begin to soften.  Remove the skillet from the heat, keeping the apples inside.

Now it's time to make the topping.  Cut 5 tablespoons of butter into small pieces.  Mix the old-fashioned oats, flour, brown sugar, and salt together in a bowl.  Add the pieces of butter and mix until crumbly.  Feel free to use your hands to mix this up!

Spread the topping over the apples, sprinkle with cinnamon and place it in the oven.

Bake for 35-40 minutes.  The apples will be tender and the topping will have a nice crunch to it.

We served the apple crisp with a generous scoop of ice cream.  We used vanilla ice cream, but I was thinking it would also be scrumptious with a big scoop of cinnamon ice cream!  What a perfect fall dessert.  Hope you enjoy it as much as we need!

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  1. That looks so delicious!! Pinned.

  2. Apple Crisp has got to be one of my favourite desserts! Thank you so much for hosting and sharing such a yummy recipe. Enjoy the rest of your week :)

  3. That looks so very yummy. Thanks for sharing it with us. Have a wonderful Thursday.

  4. This recipe just made me think of Fall so much. I'm sure it is delicious. Thanks for sharing it. #HomeMattersParty