Bacon Up® Skillet Apple Crisp

Cast Iron
This easy apple crisp is made in the skillet with oatmeal as the topper. It is a perfect fall dessert to use up extra apples. Skillet Apple Crisp is a simple, yet delicious, old-fashioned treat. Perfect for a crowd, it's extra good topped with ice cream or whipped cream!!
Servings 6
Author Monica


  • Cast-iron or other skillet that can go into the oven
  • large and medium mixing bowls



  • 6 medium apples cored and cut into small pieces
  • 3 Tbsp Bacon Up® bacon grease
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar packed
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp Kosher salt


  • 1-1/4 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 2 Tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 5 Tbsp unsalted butter cold
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/8 tsp Kosher salt
  • sprinkle ground cinnamon


  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • Ensure apples are washed, peeled, cored, and cut into bite-sized pieces put into a large mixing bowl.
  • Place skillet over medium low heat and melt Bacon Up for the filling.
  • Once the Bacon Up is melted, whisk in brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt.
  • Pour the Bacon Up mixture into the mixing bowl containing the apples and toss until apples are coated.
  • Add the apples and Bacon Up 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.
  • After the apples are partially cooked, cut the 5 tablespoons of butter into 5 separate pieces. 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.
  • Top the apples in the skillet with the topping evenly, sprinkle cinnamon on top, and place in the oven.
  • Bake for 35-40 minutes, until apples are tender and topping is crunchy.
  • Top with your favorite vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.
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