Rachel Cooks

Apple Blueberry Crisp in Cast Iron

My original title for this post was “Apple Blueberry Crisp for Two,” because I was using a cute little cast iron pan that I thought was perfect for two people. Then I piled it so full of delicious stuff that I realized I would be kind of a fatty if I ate half of it.

In other words, a more accurate title would be: “It Will Take You Two Short Days to Eat This Apple Blueberry Crisp for Two.”

Too long? Hmm…

“Apple Blueberry Crisp for Two Little Piggies.”

Too harsh?

I guess I’ll stick with the current title and let you split it however you want.

And for the official record, my daughter ate a little bit of this too. So I guess it served three. Or two and a half but I’m not entirely crazy about calling my daughter a “half.”

Apple Blueberry Crisp

2.5 cups chopped apples
2 cups blueberries
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup rolled oats
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3/4 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg (use already ground if you have to)
2/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup softened unsalted butter

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray small cast iron pan with non-stick cooking spray.
2. Spread chopped apples in bottom of pan, sprinkle blueberries on top of apples.
3. In a small bowl, combine flour, oats, cinnamon, nutmeg, and brown sugar. Cut in butter using a fork or a pastry cutter until combined and butter is in small pieces. Sprinkle this mixture on top of fruit.
4. Bake 30-40 minutes until apples are soft and crisp on top is browned.
5. Enjoy with ice cream. Or for breakfast. Or for breakfast with ice cream.

Verdict: This crisp is one of my favorite desserts, it is delicious with just apples as well, if you’re not in the mood for blueberries.
Husband’s take: “I could live on this stuff! I wish E would stop mooching off of mine!”
Changes I would make: Nada. Note: I used frozen blueberries because they were all I had on hand. Either is fine, but fresh is almost always better. By the way, if you think it looks a little runny, that’s because it is. I like it that way, especially with ice cream. Also, it was still warm when these photos were taken.
Also note: if you don’t have a mini-cast iron pan (this one is six inches, you could easily use any other baking dish. A 8- or 9-inch square baking dish would work fine, just resulting in a slightly thinner crisp.
Difficulty: Easy.

   

37 Responses to “Apple Blueberry Crisp in Cast Iron”

  1. Kathryn — March 26, 2012 at 6:10 am

    Funny, I have exactly the same problem with quantities sometimes. My boyfriend and I will often eat all of a dish that I know should serve at least four ;)

    I love the addition of blueberries here, they work so well with the apple. And the little cast iron pan is adorable.

  2. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — March 26, 2012 at 6:43 am

    Love this cast iron idea! This crisp looks so yummy!

  3. Blog is the New Black — March 26, 2012 at 7:25 am

    Ah, looks like the perfect dessert!

  4. Miriam @ Overtime Cook — March 26, 2012 at 7:51 am

    This looks amazing! I love fruit desserts like these because they are less guilty feeling than cakes and cookies etc.

  5. katie — March 26, 2012 at 9:07 am

    I love making “crisps” and this one looks especially awesome. I do not own a cast iron skillet and its my goal this week on our cross-country road trip to purchase one!

  6. Megan @ Country Cleaver — March 26, 2012 at 9:28 am

    Anything made in a cast iron skillet is a winner in my book. And apple blueberry crisp? Double win.

  7. Brittany (Healthy Slice of Life) — March 26, 2012 at 9:36 am

    mmm that looks delicious and perfect for spring!

    • Rachel — March 26th, 2012 @ 9:46 am

      Thanks Brittany! It is great in the fall too…today feels like fall, sadly.

  8. kelley — March 26, 2012 at 9:40 am

    I love that little pan. In my house that crisp wouldn’t last long. I can always justify fruit desserts for breakfast! Looks good!!

    • Rachel — March 26th, 2012 @ 9:45 am

      Me too! Fruit…oats…100% okay ;)

  9. Julie @ Table for Two — March 26, 2012 at 9:51 am

    this looks so delicious!! I love crisps, I made one for thanksgiving that was an apple crisp but I didn’t use a cast iron (which is brilliant, I seriously love baked goods in cast irons — they look so rustic and pretty) and I didn’t use blueberries — what a great combination you made! love it!

  10. Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — March 26, 2012 at 10:12 am

    yum!! I swear everyone is just torturing me with cast iron recipes on purpose… must buy one!

  11. Cassie — March 26, 2012 at 10:20 am

    I’m a huge fan of crisps. That topping just makes me weak in the knees. Great addition with the blueberries!

  12. Windy — March 26, 2012 at 10:46 am

    Oh this looks so good. Don’t tell the Mr. (he might find it ground for splitting up) but I like crisps so much more than pies. And I agree, I don’t like the idea of a half-a-kid. Just sounds way wrong.

    • Rachel — March 26th, 2012 @ 1:48 pm

      Haha! I like crisps better than pies too, I think.

  13. Tracey — March 26, 2012 at 10:59 am

    Fruit crisps are one of my favorite things ever, especially when topped with ice cream! This looks awesome!

    • Rachel — March 26th, 2012 @ 1:48 pm

      Don’t tell, but it is frozen yogurt ;)

  14. Averie @ Averie Cooks — March 26, 2012 at 11:01 am

    I officially need a really good cast iron skillet!

  15. claire @ the realistic nutritionist — March 26, 2012 at 12:21 pm

    I’d eat the entire pan. Woops haha :)

    • Rachel — March 26th, 2012 @ 1:48 pm

      I easily could too…

  16. Alyss — March 26, 2012 at 12:25 pm

    Ha! I love all of the names. Looks great!

    • Rachel — March 26th, 2012 @ 1:47 pm

      Thank you!

  17. Karriann — March 26, 2012 at 12:58 pm

    Crisps-ilicious!

    “Happy Cooking”

  18. Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts — March 26, 2012 at 3:26 pm

    I love a good crisp, especially with some ice cream on top! And desserts in smaller portions are always welcome around this house!

  19. Alison — March 26, 2012 at 5:49 pm

    YUM. Regardless of the title, this makes me want to rush into my kitchen and make an apple blueberry crisp!

  20. Helene Dsouza I Masala Herb — March 27, 2012 at 2:41 am

    Hi Rachel!

    I understand why this is your favourite dessert. It looks amazing. blueberries r always awesome and with apple and crisp baked in cast iron… YUMM!

  21. Bee (Quarter Life Crisis Cuisine) — March 27, 2012 at 11:16 am

    I can’t quite eat crisp without a big dollop of vanilla bean ice cream! I’m sure this would pair excellently with it as well though :) Makes me yearn for a cast iron skillet of my own…

  22. Baking Serendipity — March 27, 2012 at 11:50 pm

    Crisps are my absolute favorite summer dessert. I’m so excited to see them popping up again…and love yours!

  23. Mackenzie @SusieFreakingHomemaker — March 28, 2012 at 1:00 pm

    Ok – I HAVE to ask! Where on earth do you buy one of these skillets?? I have been dying to make cookies in a skillet! This cobbler looks just fantastic in the meantime. Thanks for sharing!

    • Rachel — March 28th, 2012 @ 2:38 pm

      This one is Lodge brand, you can buy it online. It is 6.5 inches but I believe that they may even have smaller ones. Yup…just looked, they also have 5-inch, and a 3-inch.

  24. sally @ sallys baking addiction — March 29, 2012 at 5:36 am

    haha i like the title “apple blueberry crisp for two little piggies.” piggy or not, i feel i could devour all that. i *LOVE* apple crisp, it is hands down my favorite dessert.

  25. Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — March 30, 2012 at 1:01 pm

    “Apple Blueberry Crisp For Two” sounds perfect. I’ll eat half of this no problem :)

  26. 30A EATS — April 4, 2012 at 10:51 am

    Love the cast iron too! So cute and handy! Lodge is great! Beautiful berry crisp! Can’t wait to try!

  27. Elisa — July 24, 2012 at 3:20 am

    This looks Ridunkulis! Can’t want to try it. Nomnomnom :)

  28. B — August 7, 2012 at 3:30 pm

    Out of all the apple crisp recipes on Pinterest I choose yours! I am going to be making 3 crisp today. One for my husbands crew at the fire dept, and one each for 2 new neighbors. I think we should all go back to the ol days when new neighbors were welcomed to the neighborhood with dessert! I will report on how it goes but I have a hunch no one will be complaining! Thank you for pinning such a delicious sounding crisp.

    • Rachel — August 7th, 2012 @ 5:49 pm

      Fun! I hope you all enjoy it!

  29. Nancy Lee — October 25, 2014 at 9:54 pm

    We just loved this dessert. I had a couple of frozen blueberries I got on sale so this was perfect. Husband thought it was delicious after a long day outside. Thanks!

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