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Skillet Honeycrisp Apple Cobbler Recipe

Make this apple cobbler recipe, with sweet Honeycrisp apples, for a delicious fall treat. Works perfectly when baked in a 10 inch cast iron skillet. 
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword apple cobbler
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 8 servings

Equipment

  • 10 inch cast iron skillet

Ingredients

  • 6 large Honeycrisp apples (or your favorite apples)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice (optional)
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar

For the top crust

  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream

Instructions

  • Peel (if desired) and slice 6 large Honeycrisp apples. Place sliced apples in a large bowl.
  • Add lemon juice and toss to mix.
  • Add the white and brown sugars. Stir to mix well.
  • Place sugared apple slices in an oiled 10 inch cast iron skillet. Set aside.
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, or a large mixing bowl, add flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt. Mix or whisk to combine.
  • Thinly slice the 6 tablespoons butter. Add them to the flour mixture.
  • With the paddle attached to your mixer, on the lowest speed, blend the butter into the flour mixture. Alternately, the flour mixture and butter can be combined with a pastry blender or your clean hands.
  • Add the heavy cream, a little at a time, mixing until the dough forms and comes together.
  • If using a stand mixer, turn it up to medium speed to fully combine the dough.
  • Stop mixing as soon as the dough is formed.
  • Put the dough out onto a floured surface. (If there are crumbs on the bottom of the bowl that didn't get mixed in, just add them to dough.)
  • With floured hands, gently press the dough together and form a disc.
  • Roll the dough to make a 12 inch circle, turning the dough often so it doesn't stick.
  • Gently place the dough on the apple filled skillet.
  • Fold the edges under. Cut 4 slits in the center of the dough.
  • Place a cookie sheet, or piece of foil, in the preheated oven. Place the skillet in the oven.
  • Bake for 45 minutes.
  • Remove from oven. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Notes

Will keep, covered, in the refrigerator for 2 to 3 days.