Do you need an easy skillet dessert that can feed your family this weekend? This Peanut Butter Apple Crisp tastes absolutely delicious when served with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream.
During the summer months, we keep a never ending supply of ice cream in our freezer.
Some days there are boxes of store-bought ice creams stacked in the back, and other days I make a batch of homemade ice cream that I try to hide behind the real food in the freezer.
Along with our ice cream hoarding, we also like to keep bags of apples in our refrigerator all the time. The small individual packages are great for grabbing on the go or for car rides to the lake.
Since the weather is definitely heating up here in the midwest, I knew that I wanted some sort to apple crumble that I could top with a big scoop of ice cream. Hot apples and ice cream are seriously a dream come true dessert!
These diced apples got a coating of caramel ice cream topping, and then they sautéed in the cast iron pan for about 20 minutes or until soft and all the water has simmered out. All three our kids came wandering in the kitchen while these were cooking. They thought for sure I had made pancakes and syrup!
Believe me, your kitchen will smell amazing as these simmer down.
One of our favorite afternoon snacks are these Fluffernutter Apple Nachos. I knew I wanted to use some of those flavors in a crumble topping, so I added peanut butter and peanut butter cups to an easy biscuit crumble using this Homemade Baking Mix.
Instead of using milk though, I pulled the caramel coffee creamer out of the fridge. I just love using different creamers in my baking.
Use a fork to pull together the shortcake ingredients until a soft dough forms. Stir in the peanut butter cups, then crumble the dough over the top of the hot apples.
The best part of this recipe is that you will only dirty two pans. One bowl for making the dough in, and one pan for cooking the apples and crumble in. That's where a cast iron skillet comes in handy. It goes from the stove top right into the oven. Just make sure your pot holders are thick enough to protect your hands when it comes out. Those pans get super hot.
The bonus is that the apple crumble stays warm for longer than a traditional pan. But if you don't have one, use a regular skillet and spoon the cooked apples into an 8x8 baking dish to finish it off.
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