Apple Blueberry Crisp in Cast Iron

This apple blueberry crisp recipe is served in an adorable cast iron pan – it’s the perfect dessert for any occasion and one of our absolute favorites!

This apple blueberry crisp recipe is served in an adorable cast iron pan - it's the perfect dessert for any occasion and one of our absolute favorites!

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.

This apple blueberry crisp recipe is served in an adorable cast iron pan - it's the perfect dessert for any occasion and one of our absolute favorites!

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.”

I love this dessert because it totally feels like you can get away with eating it breakfast, what with all the fruit and oats and stuff. In reality, it’s a sweet treat just like any other dessert (especially with the ice cream), but you do get the added bonus of the fruit. So there’s that.

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Apple Blueberry Crisp

This apple blueberry crisp recipe is served in an adorable cast iron pan – it’s the perfect dessert for any occasion and one of our absolute favorites!

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  • 2 1/2 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.
All images and text ©Rachel Cooks.

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. If you want it thicker, mix a tablespoon or two of flour in with the fruit.
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.

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  1. 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!

  2. 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.

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

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

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

  6. 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.

  7. 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!

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

  9. 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…

  10. 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!

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

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

  13. Crisps-ilicious!

    “Happy Cooking”

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

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

  16. I officially need a really good cast iron skillet!

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

  18. 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.

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

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

  21. 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!

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

  23. mmm that looks delicious and perfect for spring!

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

  25. 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!

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

  27. Ah, looks like the perfect dessert!

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

  29. 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.

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