Iron Skillet Apple Crisp ~ My Girl Paula Challenge ~

This weeks recipe pick for My Girl Paula was Apple Crisp! Great recipe choice. I know it is so hard to thumb through her books and pick just one recipe. There are so many I want to make it would be so hard for me to choose. One of my families favorite desserts is Apple Crisp, so I was up for the challenge.

This recipe states to use a 8 x 8 inch baking pan, but I wanted to try something different and bake mine in a cast iron skillet. Ya'll know how I love my iron skillet, it is so much fun to throw the meal together, bake it and serve all in the same skillet. In the end it looks so pretty.
The Verdict........................ a big hit of course, I mean it's a Paula Deen Recipe how can we go wrong.

The apples were fork tender and the cinnamon oatmeal topping turned out so crispy. This Apple Crisp was perfect topped with Vanilla Ice Cream. Look how pretty it turned out using the iron skillet. My husband is the really big apple crisp fan and he gave it a thumbs up.
If you are a Paula Deen fan just like me, and would like to join the fun click on the My Girl Paula Graphic on the right of my sidebar for more information. It is all about Our Girl Paula Deen and cooking up her wonderful recipes. Thank you Michelle at Alwayz Bakin for choosing this week's Recipe Challenge.
I used Granny Smith Apples

Sliced apples with lemon and water, then add to your iron skillet.

Topping mixed and added to the top. Ready to go into the oven

Right out of the oven, ummm cant wait to dig in.

Tender sweet apples with a crispy topping.

Apple Crisp

6 - large apples (2 - 1/2 lbs)
peeled, cored & sliced thinly
1/4 - cup water
juice from 1 lemon
2 - cups rolled oats
2 - cups all purpose flour
2 - cups packed brown sugar
2 - Tablespoons cinnamon
1 1/4 cups melted butter (2 1/2 sticks)
1 - large iron skillet

Preheat ove to 350 degrees. combine the apples, water, and lemon juice add to a large Iron Skillet. In a bowl, combine the oats, flour, sugar, and cinnamon. pour in the butter and stir to make a crumbly mixture. Spread the topping in an even layer over the apples and bake for 45 - 55 minutes, or until the topping is crisp and brown. You may have to cook a bit longer just watch closely.


McBee said…
Arrgh! You're killing me! :)
Crisps and Cobblers are my favorite! (next to cookies, cakes, brownies, basically anything with sugar, let's be honest)
Oh, am I'm in charge of desserts during our family reunion this upcoming weekend and 2 of the 3 I have planned come directly from you!:)
Have a great week!
Anonymous said…
Your apple crisp looks great!!! Glad you enjoyed it. It wasn't the best for me. I think I may have overcooked it.
Mrs.D said…
It looks wonderful and the cast iron skillet was a great idea!
Michelle said…
You are's hard to go wrong with a Paula Deen recipe! I think I needed to cook mine just a little longer. I loved the way the ice cream oozed into it!
Michelle said…
To answer your questions, the apples weren't paper thin; I just baked the minimum amount of time.
sherri said…
I have yet to try one of her recipes that wasn't delicious!

This looks heavenly!
Tina Butler said…
Michelle, I baked mine 55 minutes. DH likes the topping really crispy. So I thought the longer the better, I just kept a eye on it so the topping wouldn't burn.
Lynette said…
I always love a good apple crisp. Yum! You are totally selling me on a cast iron skillet!
Heidi said…
This looks wonderful. Another great Paula dish for sure! I really need to get me one of those cast iron skillets. My mom always told me they were dirty because you could not wash them, so I have always turned my nose up at them. I need to stop being a skillet snob and buy one :)
Tina Butler said…
Heidi a lot of people say that. I love my cast iron skillet, especially for cornbread. Here is a link on how to care for you cast iron skillet that might help answer some of your ?'s

Care for Cast Iron Skillets
nora@ffr said…
vat i exactly wanted lately.. yummmm!! look delish :)
your food looks amazing
I am having a problem with your button, pam
Tina Butler said…
Pam the button is working now. I just tested it. Somehow part of the code got deleted.
Melissa said…
This looks great, and I'm a HUGE Paula Deen fan. I'm gonna have to go check out the Paula group!!
Thill family said…
I just found your blog and I love it! i have a family of 16 and have always enjoyed making everything "from scratch" as it tends to be more cost effective. thnaks for all of the ideas on your blog. I will be reading here for days.
Bunny said…
Making it in the iron skillet makes the heat distribute evenly and everything cooks better. great idea!! I love paula had her recipes and this is no exception! Comfort food all the way!
Ingrid_3Bs said…
Very nice! Btw, your girl Paula has a new specialty magazine out. It has some yummy look desserts.
Tina Butler said…
Oh wow Ingrid I will have to be on the look out for it. Thanks for the heads up.
diving Boracay said…
your dishes are all perfect
Barbara Bakes said…
Apple crisp is a favorite at our house! This looks like a great version. I haven't baked it in an iron skillet before.
Delicious! Apples are my favorite fruit. And you know I love Paula. Great recipe. Thanks neighbor.
Nikki said…
I did a google search for "apple crisp paula deen" and found your blog! I love how you used your cast iron skillet!
H. Brown said…
Hey! Thanks for posting this! We're making apple crisp for Thanksgiving dessert, and I have run out of pans for baking. I just googled "Apple crisp cast iron skillet" and found your success! I hope ours turns out as well as yours.
Anonymous said…
Really enjoyed reading your blog post. I will have to bookmark your site for later. I wrote down your recipe also.
aryastark said…
My mom swears by cast iron skillets, only!