Skillet Apple Crisp

From America's Test Kitchen Season 11: All-American Fruit Desserts

Why this recipe works:

Golden Delicious apples won our baking tests because of their ability to maintain their texture and shape. Moving our apple crisp recipe to the stovetop allowed us to stir the apples periodically so they would cook evenly. Plus, the stovetop’s heat drove away extra moisture and allowed the… read more

Golden Delicious apples won our baking tests because of their ability to maintain their texture and shape. Moving our apple crisp recipe to the stovetop allowed us to stir the apples periodically so they would cook evenly. Plus, the stovetop’s heat drove away extra moisture and allowed the fruit and butter to caramelize and lend a sweet richness to the filling. Sugar, lemon juice, and apple cider gave our skillet apple crisp recipe depth and full-fledged apple flavor. For a topping that did our filling justice, we combined white and brown sugars, added cinnamon, salt, and chopped pecans, and replaced some of the flour with chewy rolled oats. After a few minutes in the oven, the “crisp” was just that.

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Serves 6 to 8

If your skillet is not ovensafe, prepare the recipe through step 3 and then transfer the filling to a 13 by 9-inch baking dish. Top the filling as directed and bake for an additional 5 minutes. We like Golden Delicious apples for this recipe, but any sweet, crisp apple such as Honeycrisp or Braeburn can be substituted. Do not use Granny Smith apples in this recipe. While rolled oats are preferable in the topping, quick-cooking oats can be substituted. Serve the apple crisp warm or at room temperature with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.

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