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Apple crisp in a mini cast iron skillet with ice cream on tope

Skillet Apple Crisp

  • Author: Kathryn | FoodieGirlChicago
  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 40 min
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 2 mini crisps 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


Apple crisp is an absolute must as the leaves start to turn – it just screams fall!  Easy enough for a weeknight, this classic dessert combines fragrant cinnamon and nutmeg infused apples with a crisp, crumbly oat mixture that gives you the ideal crunch in every bite!



For the apple filling: 

  • 3 granny smith or gala apples, cored and thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the topping: 

  • 3/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 5 tablespoons cold butter, cut into cubes
  • 1/2 cup regular or candied pecans, chopped
  • 1/2 cup of vanilla gelato or ice cream
  • caramel sauce


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Melt the butter in a large sauteé pan.  Add the apples and cook for 5 minutes until the apples begin to soften.
  3. Remove from heat and add the lemon juice, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla.  Stir until the apples are well coated.  Divide the apples between two mini (6-inch) cast iron skillets.
  4. Combine the oats, flour, brown sugar and sea salt in a large mixing bowl.  Stir to combine.  Add the butter and used a pastry cutter or a fork mix everything together until a coarse meal forms.  Stir in the pecans.
  5. Divide the topping between the two skillets.  Bake for 35 – 40 minutes until the topping is golden brown.
  6. Remove from oven and let cook slightly. Top with gelato and caramel sauce before serving.


If you don’t have mini skillets or prefer to make this a one-pan recipe cook the apples in a 9-10 inch cast iron or other oven-safe skillet and bake the crisp in the same skillet

Keywords: skillet baking, fall desserts