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Easy Cast Iron Skillet Apple Crisp Recipe

Fall is apple season and we know you’re on the hunt for easy and delicious apple recipes. This is why I’m sharing with you a quick and easy cast iron skillet apple crisp recipe. You wont spend hours on this apple crisp. This apple crisp recipe will take less than 30 minutes to make!

While we were grocery shopping at Shaw’s this past weekend, we grabbed a bag of freshly picked apples, you know since it’s apple season and all. We probably wont make it to the orchard to pick our own this year, so this is the next best thing. Are you headed to the apple orchard this year? We’re headed to the pumpkin patch rather than the orchard. But, for those of you who are bringing home bushels of apples – this apple crisp is an easy way to whip up a dessert for your family on a chilly fall evening!

So there we are, shopping away and I’m trying to think of what we can make with these apples… Of course, apple pie crossed my mind, but meh. I’m not in the mood for that. Then it hit me, I remembered one of our favorite desserts – something we always order while we’re at our favorite restaurant, Skillet Apple Crisp! I must make this!

Easy Skillet Apple Crisp Recipe

I’m going to share with you how to make this quick and easy apple crisp and we’re going to use some out of the box ideas in order to speed this up – you know – because I don’t like spending hours in the kitchen!

For our apple crisp we’re going to use Honey Nut Cheerios and Nature Valley Crunchy Oats N Honey Granola Bars in lieu of oats, which will give our apple crisp a fresh new taste.

This quick and easy apple crisp is delicious and a perfect treat for a brisk fall evening. I love the little extra sweetness added by the Honey Nut Cheerios and the Nature Valley Granola Bars, and I’m sure you will too. While you’re shopping, don’t forget to grab a tub of French vanilla ice cream to go along with your apple crisp!


Easy Cast Iron Skillet Apple Crisp Recipe

We’ll walk through the photos of the recipe and all it’s deliciousness, you can find the whole recipe listed below the photos – enjoy! Begin by gathering your ingredients. Remember for this quick apple crisp recipe (under 30 minutes!) we’re going to use Honey Nut Cheerios and Nature Valley Crunchy Oats N Honey Granola Bars rather than oats. Honey Nut Cheerios and Nature Valley Granola Bars Our first order of business is to peel, core and slice the apples into 1 to 2 inch pieces, melt a table spoon of butter in the skillet over medium heat and get the apples cooking! Stir the apples often, it will only take about 8-12 minutes for them to soften depending on how big your slices are. Fast Apple Crisp Recipe Before cooking your apples, you should prepare your dry ingredients. Crush a cup of Honey Nut Cheerios and 4 Nature valley Crunchy Oats N Honey Granola Bars, which is 2 packages. I used a plastic bowl and a kitchen mallet to crush them, it worked well with this method. Any way you can crush them will work too. Combine crushed ingredients with the rest of the dry ingredients and remaining softened butter (see ingredient list below) in a bowl, stir with a fork. Simple Apple Crisp Recipe Once the apples have softened in the skillet, your apple crisp is almost done! Add 1/2 cup of luke-warm water to your skillet, immediately add 1/2 of your dry ingredients and stir. Turn on your oven broiler at this point. Fast Skillet Apple Crisp Recipe Once you’ve stirred in half of your dry ingredients, top your apple crisp with the other half of your dry ingredients. If you’re using small apples you may have some left over dry ingredients, that’s okay. Simple Skillet Apple Crisp Recipe (This goes really quick!) now that you’ve topped your apple crisp with the remaining half of your dry ingredients – place your apple crisp (in your oven safe skillet) under the broiler, on the middle/upper rack  for just a few minutes, until the apple crisp browns to your liking. The only thing left to do after your apple crisp is browned in the oven is to serve it up with a nice scoop of French vanilla ice cream! Easy Homemade Skillet Apple Crisp Recipe The total cook time for this recipe is about 20 minutes, add in the time to prep the apples and you’re looking at an apple crisp that took you less than 30 minutes to prepare! I hope you enjoy this apple crisp, find the entire recipe below! Easy Apple Crisp Recipe

Easy Cast Iron Skillet Apple Crisp Recipe


  • 5 to 8 Fresh Apples, peeled, cored and chopped into 1-2 inch pieces
  • 1 cup Honey Nut Cheerios, Crushed
  • 4 Nature Valley Crunchy Oats N Honey Granola Bars (two packages), Crushed
  • 1 cup Brown Sugar
  • ½ cup luke-warm Water
  • ½ cup Flour
  • 1 ½ tablespoon of Cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon of nutmeg
  • 4 tablespoons of Softened Butter


  1. Peel, core and chop your apples into 1 inch or larger pieces
  2. Crush your Honey Nut Cheerios and Nature Valley Crunchy Oats N Honey Granola Bars
  3. In a separate bowl, stir together crushed Cheerios, Granola Bars, brown sugar, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg and 3tbs softened butter
  4. Melt 1 tablespoon of butter in cast iron (or oven-safe) skillet over medium heat. As the butter is melting, swirl it around to coat the pan.
  5. Place apples in the skillet and cook over medium heat until they've softened
  6. Add 1/2 cup luke-warm water to the apples
  7. Mix in 1/2 of your dry mixture immediately after adding water; turn oven broiler on
  8. Top with remaining dry ingredients and place under broiler to brown the crisp
  9. Once the crisp has browned to your liking - just a few minutes - carefully remove and serve with a scoop of french vanilla ice cream!

Easy Cast Iron Skillet Apple Crisp


What is your favorite fall dessert and which items do you stock up on at the grocery store?