Stovetop Apple Crisp

This tart but sweet Stove-Top Apple Crisp makes for the perfect weeknight dessert. This apple crisp fits the bill — everything is done on the stove top, in just one pan, and with less than 20 minutes’ worth of work.

Stovetop Apple Crisp

Classic apple crisp recipe served warm with vanilla ice cream. It's the ultimate sweet, tart, and creamy dessert made in a cast iron skillet
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy apple crisp recipe, fall desserts, Skillet Apple Crisp, Stovetop Apple Crisp, stovetop desserts
Servings: 2



  • 5 tbsp. Unsalted butter, divided


  • ½ cup Chopped pecans
  • cup Rolled oats
  • ¼ cup Packed brown sugar
  • Pinch of salt


  • 2 Crisp, tart apples, sliced (4 cups) 
  • ¼ cup Golden raisins 
  • 2 tbsp. Granulated sugar 
  • 1 tbsp. Fresh lemon juice  
  • 1 tsp. 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • Pinch of salt


  • Melt 3 Tbsp. butter in a nonstick skillet over medium heat for the topping.
    Stir in pecans, oats, brown sugar, and salt, and cook until mixture begins to brown, 5 – 6 minutes. Transfer to a parchment-lined plate. Wipe out skillet and return it to the burner.
    Sauté apples and raisins in 2 Tbsp. butter over medium heat to soften, 5 minutes. Stir in sugar, lemon juice, cinnamon, and salt; simmer 2 minutes . Serve apples with crunchy topping and a dollop of Sweet Cream Topping.


  • 2 Servings (2 Cups Apples + 1 Cup Topping)

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Written by Lisa Yarde

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