Looking for delicious cast iron skillet dessert recipes you can make with the one you got for Christmas? You’ll love this selection of cast iron skillet dessert recipes. Here are our top 12 homemade cast iron skillet dessert recipes to whip up this fall season. These skillet desserts are such perfect treats to reward yourself after a long day’s work in the barn or garden!
Cast Iron Skillet Dessert Recipes Perfect for the Holidays!
1. Caramel Pecan Skillet Brownie
Sweet and irresistible, you won’t be able to look at this brownie without drooling. Gooey chocolate, melty caramel, crunchy pecans, what more could you ask for? This covetous skillet dessert will surely make you want to go back for seconds!
2. Skillet-Cooked Blackberry Grunt
Also called a slump, this classic American skillet dessert is a dumpling-topped fruit dessert that’s cooked on the stovetop. If you want stovetop desserts on a cast iron skillet, this is a perfect dessert that will surely put your freshly picked berries to good use.
3. Cranberry Apple Pie
Who wouldn’t want this old-fashioned apple pie with its tastefully traditional pie crust and sweet, tart fruit filling? This recipe is reminiscent of typical American fall season flavor. Make this delicious dessert the star of your Thanksgiving dinner with this easy-to-follow recipe. Follow this cranberry apple pie recipe and bake it in a cast iron skillet pan, instead.
4. Deep Dish Chocolate Chip Cookie With Caramel and Sea Salt
Deep dish chocolate chip cookie with caramel and sea salt is not your typical little cookie. This is one MASSIVE cookie with layer upon layer of gooey chocolate chips, sea salt and caramel. If you’re a lover of salty-sweet contrast, this deep dish chocolate chip cookie with caramel and sea salt recipe is definitely for you.
5. Cast Iron Butterscotch-Oatmeal Cookie Skillet with Butterscotch-Bourbon Drizzle
Serve this cast iron butterscotch-oatmeal cookie skillet with butterscotch-bourbon drizzle warm on a cold fall night. The bourbon adds some extra spunk to the sweet, buttery flavor, but you can totally leave this sauce out for friends or family members who don’t imbibe (read: children included). Top it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream as you like.
6. Pumpkin Pie Skillet Brownie
It’s not officially the fall season if there’s not a pumpkin dessert baking. Here’s one brownie recipe with a twist of pumpkin in it. Healthy and delicious! Click here for the easy-to-follow pumpkin pie skillet brownie recipe.
7. Chocolate Cherry Pudding Cake
Try out this gluten-free cast iron skillet dessert recipe for a decadent yet not so sinful dessert the whole family can enjoy. These healthy skillet desserts are the perfect recipes to experiment on gluten-free flour like buckwheat and almond flour if it’s your first time going gluten-free. We personally suggest you try buckwheat flour for its interesting texture.
8. Chocolate Chunk Skillet Cookie
Want to make cookies in a flash? This chocolate chunk skillet cookie recipe lets you mix together the dough and bake the cookie right in the skillet! No bowls, mixers, cookie sheets, parchment paper or other baking tools needed!
9. Pumpkin-Pecan Skillet Cake with Salted Butterscotch Glaze
This yummy dessert is a nice fall treat–not heavily pumpkin-flavored, and with a subtle crunchy texture of finely chopped pecans. It also comes glazed with salted butterscotch which balances the flavors out. Cooking pumpkin cakes in cast iron is a traditional method which is probably the secret to perfect pumpkin cakes.
10. Pumpkin, Chocolate, and Toffee Skillet Cookie
Here’s another recipe that lets you whisk everything together right in a cast iron skillet. Fewer dishes to wash and very easy to do, plus, the pumpkin, chocolate, and toffee go perfectly together! What you have is a chewy and soft center with the pumpkin puree and crispy edges from the cast iron pan sides.
11. Peanut Butter and Jelly Monkey Bread
This recipe is perfect for your children’s school treat or new brunch idea. Grab your kids and get them involved as you make this fun twisted peanut butter and jelly monkey bread. Have fun!
12. Plum Skillet Cake
Plum skillet cake is a no-fuss yet stunning and delicious dessert. This a simple recipe where the cake batter is easily stirred up poured into a skillet and topped with fruits.
How about a cast iron skillet pudding recipe? Make a homemade cast iron pudding with this video guide from Cooking with Shotgun Red:
Both fall desserts and cast iron skillet recipes are all the rage right now. We put together a super list that offers the best of both worlds. What better way to make to make fall sweets than in the cast iron skillet you just learned to season and care for! Cast iron skillet desserts are easy to make and super cheap too which makes it a great choice for satisfying your sweet tooth and your wallet. If you’re a beginner at using a cast iron skillet and missed our tips, you might want to know a few things about using and caring for one. Read important tips about cooking with a cast iron skillet here.
Which of these cast iron skillet dessert recipes will make it to your Christmas or Thanksgiving menu? Tell us all about it in the comments section below. We’d love to hear from you!
Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on December 30, 2015, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.