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Spiced Mini Skillet Apple Crisp

Does the order of words in the title sound about right? I really couldnt figure out what to call this dessert for the life of me. You would think something so small and simple would be easy to name!? Nope. I felt like I needed to include that it's made in a skillet and that it's spiced. But, skillet spiced apple crisp made it sound like I used a skillet to spice it and mini spiced skillet made it sound like the skillet was spiced and not the apples. Sigh. These are real life #foodbloggerproblems.

Anyway, this is the first apple crisp I've ever made! I've always wanted to make one but my family doesn't like trying new things. Apple pie is sort of their thing and always will be. But it hit me the other day, that if I want to try something new, I should just try it as a mini version first. That way, if they like it, they like it, and if they don't, they don't. And it won't go to waste! I'm so brilliant sometimes.

So, I made this in a mini skillet, and used ginger and cardamom to spice it, as per our Mystery Dish ingredients for this month. And I topped it with a vanilla bean ice cream, and it was marvelous! My brother's response was "That's all you made?" Ermmm, yes mister I only like my apples in apple pie.

This recipe is super easy to double or even triple. And if you're not into heavily spiced crisps, simply swap out the spices I used for something more delicate. Apple crisp is one of those awesome versatile desserts :)

Spiced Mini Skillet Apple Crisp

Yield: One serving
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One medium Golden Delicious apple, peeled and diced
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
1/8 teaspoon ginger
1/8 teaspoon cardamom
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon

1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon butter, cold
2 tablespoons old fashioned oats
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a mini skillet and set aside.

Combine diced apples, sugar, ginger, cardamom, and cinnamon. Place in skillet.

In a small food chopper, pulse flour and brown sugar together until combined. Add butter and pulse until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Pour into a small bowl and stir in oats and cinnamon.

Sprinkle evenly over apples. Bake for 30-35 minutes, until apples are tender and bubbling.

Serve warm with ice cream.

Check out what the rest of the Mystery Dish gals whipped up this month!

  1. Green Chile Chicken Soup - Chez CateyLou
  2. Crockpot Chicken Chilli Stew - Yummy Healthy Easy
  3. Spiced Apple Crisp - I Want Crazy
  4. Kale Salad with Sesame-Lime Dressing - The Pajama Chef
  5. Spiced Mini Skillet Apple Crisp - Culinary Couture
  6. Pan Seared Pork Chops with Spicy Apple Chutney - Flavor the Moments
  7. Matcha Swirl Cheesecake - Baking a Moment
  8. Green Chile Cheese Pinwheels - I Dig Pinterest.
  9. Baked Apple Donuts with Cardamom Cream Cheese Glaze – Joyful Healthy Easy
  10. Vegan Gluten-Free Ginger Walnut Apple Pie Bars – The Sweet-Tooth Life
  11. Apple Feta Salad with Toasted Sesame Seeds – The Well Floured Kitchen
  12. Apple Cardamon Crisp – Blahnik Baker

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