Skillet Apple Crisp September 24 2014

After much anticipation, fall in DC has finally arrived and already we're greeted with overcast skies, cool breezes and the first few falling leaves. I couldn't wait to cozy up with this quick, spiced apple crisp to shake off the chill and welcome autumn!

Skillet Apple Crisp
     Makes one 10" crisp
Apple Filling
2 1/2 lbs apples (about 3-4 large)
2 Tbs coconut oil or butter
3 Tbs coconut sugar or brown sugar
2 tsp tapioca starch or cornstarch
2 Tbs molasses
1 Tbs cider vinegar
1/3 cup coconut milk or cream
1 tsp apple pie spice or your own blend of cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice

Crisp Topping
1/2 cup gluten free oats
1/2 cup gluten free oat flour
1/4 cup coconut sugar or brown sugar
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
4 Tbs coconut oil or butter, melted
1/4 tsp salt


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place cast iron or oven-safe skillet over med-high heat and melt 2 tablespoons coconut oil or butter. Core and slice apples (peel or don't, it's up to you) and add to the skillet. Cook until beginning to soften, stirring occasionally, about 10 minutes.

2. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, stir together coconut sugar, tapioca starch, molasses, vinegar, pie spice, and milk. Pour over softened apples and stir until combined.

3. For topping, mix together oats, oat flour, coconut sugar, walnuts, salt and melted coconut oil or butter. Stir together until combined and sprinkle over apple mixture in skillet.

4. Place in oven and cook for approximately 25 minutes.