The best cast iron skillet cinnamon apples you will ever have. Made with butter, nutmeg, sugar, and of course cinnamon. These are perfect as a side or just a stand alone dessert! Barely 15 minutes from start to finish and so simple to make.

I made these the other day to go along with our “breakfast for dinner” night, and everyone loved them.

These cast iron skillet cinnamon apples are perfect for a breakfast meal or on the side of vanilla ice cream (yum!).

If you are making this for the first time, you are in for a treat!

As a busy homeschool mom, I love that this is something I can whip up super quick for the kids.


Cast Iron Skillet Cinnamon Apples

How to Make It

I think it takes delicious apples to make delicious cinnamon apples so I prefer the granny smith apples for this recipe. They also have that nice crispness that is perfect for cinnamon apples. But you can make this with any kind of apple you like.

This recipe is super simple and you probably have all the ingredients on hand already. You just need apples, cinnamon, sugar, brown sugar, nutmeg, cornstarch, water, and butter.

I’m always a little generous with my seasonings so if I say use a tablespoon, I probably used more, haha! I just go with what I feel. So feel free to do the same.

Once you add everything into the skillet, you’re practically done. You just wait for the apples to get soft and crisp.

That’s also the beauty of cooking in the cast iron. It makes the apples soft, yet crisp.


Cast Iron Skillet Cinnamon Apples


My kids love this too, which is often a determining factor when I’m making meals. They like to put powdered sugar on top!

You can serve this so many ways. My favorite is alongside some french toast or pancakes for breakfast or even by itself as a snack.

This is also a great way to use up those last few apples the kids just won’t eat.




cast iron skillet cinnamon apples

Cast Iron Skillet Cinnamon Apples

Kristie | hey there, mama
The best cast iron skillet cinnamon apples ever!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people
Calories 327 kcal


  • Cast Iron Skillet


  • 5-6 Apples, peeled and quartered
  • 1 tbsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2-4 tbsp cinnamon as much as you like, really!
  • 1 dash light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup water


  • Wash, peel and quarter apples. Place in a medium sized bowl and set aside.
  • In a small bowl, combine nutmeg, sugar, and cinnamon. (Save the brown sugar for the end or it will burn too fast in the skillet.) Sprinkle over the apples and mix well.
  • Heat your cast iron skillet on medium heat and add in butter once your skillet is hot and ready.
  • Place apples in the skillet and let them cook on each side evenly until softened. Add in your brown sugar and mix well.
  • Mix water and cornstarch then add to the apples. Mix well for about 1-2 minutes, or until thickened.
  • Remove from heat and serve with breakfast or as a dessert!
Keyword apples, cast iron skillet, desserts, quick breakfast sides, simple desserts