Easy Cast Iron Skillet Apple Crisp Recipe

Easy apple crisp homemade in the cast iron skillet with oatmeal as the topper. This is a perfect fall dessert to use up extra apples. Perfect topped with ice cream or whipped cream for a crowd.

Information : Prep Time : 5 mins, Cook Time : 40 mins,Total Time : 45 mins, Course: Dessert, Cuisine: American, Servings for: 6 Servings, Author: Samantha (https://smackofflavor.com/cast-iron-apple-crisp/)



  • 6 medium apples peeled, cored and cut into small pieces
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • ⅓ packed cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • ⅛ teaspoon kosher salt


  • 1 ¼ cup old fashioned oats
  • 2 tablespoons AP flour
  • 5 tablespoons cold unsalted butter
  • ⅓ cup brown sugar
  • ⅛ teaspoon kosher salt
  • Sprinkle of ground cinnamon

Cooking Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. Ensure apples are washed, peeled, cored and cut into bite sized pieces and put into a large mixing bowl.
  3. Place 10 inch cast iron skillet over medium low heat and melt the butter for the filling.
  4. Once the butter is melted, whisk in brown sugar, cinnamon and salt.
  5. Pour the butter mixture into the mixing bowl containing the apples and toss until apples are coated.
  6. Add the apples and butter back into the skillet and turn the heat up to medium. Continuously stir while it cooks for 5 minutes, until apples begin to soften. Remove the pan from the heat, but keep the apple mixture in it.
  7. After the apples are partially cooked, cut the 5 tablespoons of butter into 5 separate pieces.
  8. Except the ground cinnamon, mix all topping ingredients together in a medium mixing bowl. It is easiest to combine with a pastry cutter or hands. It is okay to have small lumps of butter throughout the mixture.
  9. Top the apples in the skillet with the topping evenly and place in the oven. Sprinkle cinnamon on top.
  10. Bake for 35-40 minutes, until apples are tender and topping is crunchy.

Recipe Notes

  • Use an assortment of apples to have a variety of textures and flavors
  • Cortlands, Empires, Granny Smith work best