This is pretty much the lazy bakers apple crisp. Perfect for a lazy weekend meal or when unexpected company comes to stay. The only effort required is peeling and chopping the apples. I made this for our New Year’s Eve celebration at home. I still had to go to work that day so this was a perfect recipe I could make at the same time as our dinner. I also like using my fancy skillet to bake desserts!
I enjoyed this recipe but Alex wasn’t that crazy about it (because it wasn’t a real apple pie). I loved that the pecans soaked up the caramelized sugar and the whole thing went great with my homemade almond ice cream. I used my homemade vanilla granola but any store brought brand will do. I also added a scoop of my homemade almond ice cream. It’s to die for!
3 tbs unsalted butter
1 1/2 cups granola (I used my homemade Vanilla Granola )
2 tbs plain flour
1 tbs sugar + 1/4 cup
5 apples, peeled, cored and cut into 1/2 inch pieces
1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1 tbs lemon juice
1/2 cup chopped pecans
- Preheat oven to 350 F/180 C. Melt the butter in a cast iron skillet over medium heat. Add the granola, 1 tablespoon of the flour and 1 tablespoon of the sugar and stir until the granola is coated. Pour into a bowl and set aside.
- Pour the apples, lemon juice, pecans, spice and the remaining sugar into the skillet and cook for about 7 minutes until the apples soften. Stir in the remaining flour. Scatter the granola over top and bake for 35 minutes.
The last 10 minutes I covered the skillet with foil as the granola started to burn and added a few tablespoons of butter to keep the apples from drying out
Adapted from Food Network