One of my favorite memories is of my Granny standing in her kitchen. She has 2 big cast iron skillets loaded with drop biscuits and I can vividly see where her middle three fingers have given each biscuit one last pat before she places the skillets in the oven. I haven’t been able to master her drop biscuits yet but I do have a Salted Caramel Apple Skillet recipe to share with you today.
As you might have imagined, we’ve been eating a lot of apples lately. Honeycrisp apples are my favorite but I know they won’t be in season much longer and I’m going to have to find a new variety to enjoy. I have a serious sweet tooth so I’ve had a good time trying out new recipes. All you need are a few ingredients and an iron skillet to make this tasty treat. This recipe is for a small skillet so keep that in mind if you’re using a bigger one.
First preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Then cut and peel 3 apples into thin slices. Set aside.
Next, melt 1 tablespoon of butter in the skillet.
After butter is melted, add 1/8 cup brown sugar and
and ¼ teaspoon cinnamon into the skillet
and cook on medium heat until apples are almost soft.
To make the crumble topping, combine ½ cup oatmeal, ½ cup flour, ¼ cup sugar, ¼ teaspoon cinnamon and ¼ teaspoon salt
with 3 tablespoons of melted butter and
stir with a fork.
Place crumble topping over apples and bake for 40 minutes.
To make the salted caramel, heat ½ cup sugar (I’m using brown but you could also use white) on high stirring constantly until melted.
Immediately add 3 tablespoons butter. The caramel will bubble quickly during this step so be careful. Stir until both butter and sugar are melted. Slowly drizzle ¼ cup cream into the mixture and allow to boil for approximately 1 minute. Remove from heat and add ½ teaspoon of course sea salt and stir. Set aside and allow sauce to thicken while apple skillet is baking.
Once you take the apple skillet out of the oven, let it cool until warm and drizzle salted caramel over entire skillet. You may have some of the salted caramel sauce left over and if you do it’s really good on ice cream, brownies or in coffee and hot chocolate too.
The sweet from the caramel mixed with the tanginess of the apples and kick of the salt is so good.
It’s like grab a spoon and just let me at it already.
For real, it’s that good.
See you guys on Instagram over the weekend and back here next week on Monday for the Something to Talk About link party.