Skillet Apple Crisp

Skillet Apple Crisp

In partnership with Christy Wilson (@christywilsonnutrition).

This stovetop recipe is ready in no time and tastes just as great as a baked apple crisp (plus, it’s lighter in fat and total calories!).

Best For: Dessert
Total Time: 20 minutes
Serves: 8



    • 3 Fuji or Gala apples, cored and diced into ¼ in. cubes
    • 2 Tbsp apple juice
    • 1 Tbsp cornstarch
    • 2 Tbsp light brown sugar, packed
    • ½ tsp ground cinnamon, plus more for dusting
    • ¼ tsp fresh lemon juice
    • 2 tsp unsalted butter
    • ¼ cup dried cranberries
    • ¼ cup dried cherries
    • 1 cup granola
    • Optional: vanilla ice cream


    1. In a small bowl, combine apple juice and cornstarch. Whisk until dissolved.
    2. In a medium bowl, combine diced apples, brown sugar, cinnamon, and lemon juice. Mix until apples are coated, then pour cornstarch slurry over apples and stir to combine.
    3. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add butter to coat skillet. Heat until butter is melted, but not browned, then add apple mixture.
    4. Cook and stir constantly until apples are brown, but not mushy, about 5 minutes.
    5. Add cranberries and cherries to the apples and stir to combine and heat through.
    6. Spread all fruit evenly in the pan, then top with granola. Reduce heat to low.
    7. Flatten fruit and granola with the back of a wooden spoon, then cover pan and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes.
    8. Serve immediately with a scoop of ice cream. Top with a sprinkle of cinnamon.

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