Skillet Cinnamon Apples

Skillet Cinnamon Apples by Nutmeg Nanny

Looking for a quick dessert? Look no further! It has been found! I was wandering around my kitchen the other day and wanted something sweet but didn’t want to put a lot of time into the preparation. I saw my cast iron skillet and then a bowl full of apples. Wah Lah! An idea. How about making a quick apple dessert in my pan!

I put some butter in my pan and popped it into the oven to melt. While that was working I started peeling and cutting my apples.I would recommend cutting your slices thick instead of thin. I found the thinner slices to shrink a lot. Arrange the apples on top of the butter, sprinkle with oats, brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. Throw in the oven and cook for about 20 to 30 minutes. You’re looking for your apples to be soft but not mushy. Pull the apples out of the oven, let cool for a few minutes and then serve. Or you can do what I did….eat it right out of the pan πŸ™‚

The apples are soft, sweet and full of cinnamon flavor. The brown sugar creates a delicious syrup and in some places creates an almost caramel like texture. The next night I warmed up the apples in the microwave and put a few scoops of brown sugar ice cream on top…..heaven πŸ™‚ Enjoy!!!

Skillet Cinnamon Apples by Nutmeg Nanny


Skillet Cinnamon Apples

This quick and easy skillet cinnamon apples dessert is perfect for apple season. Made in a skillet and topped with oats, brown sugar and lots of cinnamon.

Yield: 2 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes


3 tablespoons butter
2 - 3 apples, peeled and quartered
1/4 cup quick cooking oats
1/2 cup dark brown sugar
1/2-1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon grated nutmeg


Preheat oven 350 degrees.

Melt butter in cast iron skillet and lay apple slices in one layer on bottom of pan.

In a small bowl mix together oats, dark brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. Sprinkle mixture on top of apples. Cook for 20 to 30 minutes until apples are soft.

30 Responses to “Skillet Cinnamon Apples”

  1. #
    Amanda — November 12, 2009 at 5:59 pm

    Oh yum, the perfect comfort food! πŸ™‚

    • nutmegnanny replied: — November 12th, 2009 @ 11:16 pm

      It totally is!

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    Jill Mann — November 12, 2009 at 6:12 pm

    I just recently bought my cast iron skillet. I am learning so much. I can not wait to try this recipe. I am having so much fun. Thanks for the great easy recipe.

    • nutmegnanny replied: — November 12th, 2009 @ 11:16 pm

      Have fun with your new pan πŸ™‚

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    Dorothy — November 12, 2009 at 6:46 pm

    Oooh, looks like the perfect topping for pancakes, waffles, oatmeal, ice cream, cake, or….apple pie!

    • nutmegnanny replied: — November 12th, 2009 @ 11:17 pm

      Oh yeah it is totally a great topping. If I had not eaten most of it right out of the pan perhaps I could have tried it on more stuff…. πŸ™‚

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    jenn — November 12, 2009 at 6:47 pm

    Yummy delicious apples. It just so happens that I have some apples from the farmer’s market. I think I know what I’m going to do with them. One of things I have on my wishlist is to have a cast iron skillet. I hope Santa is listening. ;-D

    • nutmegnanny replied: — November 12th, 2009 @ 11:18 pm

      Santa do you hear Jenn? Please give her what she wants πŸ™‚ All foodies should own one. I was lucky enough to get this one from my father who got it from his mother. I’m pretty sure my pan is over 50 years old.

  5. #
    donna — November 12, 2009 at 7:52 pm

    What a fabulous dessert!

    • nutmegnanny replied: — November 12th, 2009 @ 11:19 pm


  6. #
    Reeni — November 12, 2009 at 8:38 pm

    It’s like a skillet crisp! How delicious! I love the yummy oaty topping!

    • nutmegnanny replied: — November 12th, 2009 @ 11:19 pm

      It totally is! I was thinking next time I might add butter to oatmeal and do more of a crisp texture.

  7. #
    Natasha - 5 Star Foodie — November 12, 2009 at 9:40 pm

    That is my kind of dessert! In fact, I’m going to make it right now, perfect!

    • nutmegnanny replied: — November 12th, 2009 @ 11:20 pm

      Hooray! I hope you like it. Let me know πŸ™‚

  8. #
    Faith — November 12, 2009 at 10:37 pm

    This looks really perfect! I have tons of apples and I’m not much of a pie maker (it’s the crust that gets me πŸ˜‰ ) so this is right up my alley!

    • nutmegnanny replied: — November 12th, 2009 @ 11:21 pm

      Darn crust πŸ™‚

  9. #
    Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction — November 12, 2009 at 10:58 pm

    Oooh… I love apples. Looks so amazing!

  10. #
    nutmegnanny — November 12, 2009 at 11:22 pm

    Thanks! Goes great with apples or pears… I have my mind thinking again……haha.

  11. #
    Heavenly Housewife — November 13, 2009 at 9:52 am

    This is not fair. I am trying to be on a diet, but this looks absolutely scrumptious. Well, there are no carbs, so thats kinda good… maybe… πŸ˜‰

  12. #
    Debbie — November 13, 2009 at 12:52 pm

    It looks delicious….great idea! The ice cream on top just makes it perfect!

  13. #
    Blond Duck — November 13, 2009 at 2:17 pm

    That sounds like the perfect pie filling. And dessert. And oatmeal topping. And lunch. And dinner. πŸ™‚

  14. #
    Sue — November 13, 2009 at 5:43 pm

    What a great idea! It’s like apple pie without the crust! You arranged the apples to look so pretty, too:) YUM!!!

  15. #
    Jen — November 13, 2009 at 7:34 pm

    Warm apples with cinnamon – oh and ice cream- delightful!

  16. #
    Cakelaw — November 14, 2009 at 5:30 am

    Did I hear “apple” and “cinnamon” in the same breath? Yum! !

  17. #
    Nazarina A — November 15, 2009 at 2:33 pm

    Quick and delicious and your preparation so beautiful. I am sure everybody was in the kitchen when you made this!

  18. #
    chayacomfycook — November 16, 2009 at 5:44 pm

    These look scrumptious. Apples are special when they are warm and when they are cold and…..

    Yes, apples are great, especially when the cook makes them even better, as you did.

  19. #
    grace — November 19, 2009 at 1:16 pm

    you say “sprinkle” of cinnamon, i say “blizzard” or “downpour” or “flood”… πŸ™‚

  20. #
    Kelsey/TheNaptimeChef — November 22, 2009 at 11:42 pm

    Delicious comfort food – I love it!

  21. #
    mrssnell — November 25, 2009 at 8:18 pm

    That looks and sounds just wonderful, and I may, just because it’s such an easy recipe, include it for Thanksgiving dinner. Thanks for this one. πŸ˜€
    And have a wonderful Thanksgiving!


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