Skillet Apple Crisp

By Meghan Splawn, Recipes FROM THE KITCHEN

Apple crisp is an absolute must come fall. Requiring a fraction of the work of apple pie, apple crisp still delivers on autumnal delight: warm, fragrant apples bathed in sweet cinnamon, topped with a crisp, crumbly oat mixture that makes the perfect contrast in each bite. Want to make apple crisp even better? Build it in an oven-safe skillet and you can go straight from sautéing your apples to baking the whole thing in the oven without dirtying an extra pan.

Stovetop-to-Oven Apple Crisp

Unlike summer fruit crisp, whose soft fruit will turn supple in the oven without much help, apples require a head start in softening before heading to the oven. This guarantees the apples will be tender at the same time the topping is golden and crisp. Choose a skillet that can go straight from the stovetop to the oven, such as cast iron, to bake and serve this crisp from. Finish things off with a dollop of ice cream and marvel at how something so delicious could only take one pan to make

INGREDIENTS – SERVES 6

For the topping

  • 1 1/2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 cup
  • all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup
  • packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon
  • salt
  • 12 tablespoons
  • (6 ounces) unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 1 teaspoon
  • vanilla extract (optional)

For the filling:

  • 2 pounds
  • apples (about 4 large), cored and diced (no need to peel)
  • 1/2 cup
  • packed light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons
  • cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon
  • freshly squeezed lemon juice

For the filling:

  • 2 pounds
  • apples (about 4 large), cored and diced (no need to peel)
  • 1/2 cup
  • packed light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons
  • cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon
  • freshly squeezed lemon juice

RECIPE NOTES

Make ahead: The crisp topping can be made and frozen up to 3 months in advance.

Storage: Cover and refrigerate leftover crisp for up to 3 days. Enjoy cold for breakfast or gently rewarm in a low oven for 20 minutes before serving.

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