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Apple Crisp Skillet

Autumn is the time to put on your favourite plaid shacket and head out to a local orchard or farm market stand for some fresh air and fresh produce. Plan to make this quick dish on your return home.

Total time: 45 minutes I Yield: 4-6 servings

  • 1/3 cup salted ADL or COWS butter
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 6-8 red-skinned apples, cut into 1/2-inch slices (peeled, if desired)
  • 1 1/2 cup favourite granola
  • vanilla ice cream for serving (optional)


  1. Heat a large cast-iron skillet or heavy frying pan over medium heat. Add butter, brown sugar, cinnamon and salt; heat just until butter is melted, stirring often.
  2. Add apples and cover pan with a lid. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 15-20 minutes, until apples are tender. The sauce should be simmering; if it is boiling too hard, reduce heat.
  3. Turn off heat, carefully remove lid and set aside.
  4. Top cooked apples with an even layer of granola. Broil apple crisp for 1-2 minutes (optional).
  5. Portion crisp into bowls and enjoy warm. Top with vanilla ice cream, if desired.

Chef's tip: Depending on the apple variety you choose, the brown sugar sauce may vary in consistency. If it is too runny, remove the lid during the last five minutes of cooking to allow the moisture to evaporate and the sauce to thicken.

Bowl of apple crisp with cast iron skillet pictured at top of image