Caramel-Apple Skillet Buckle

“My grandma made a version of this for me when I was a little girl—and fresh apples from a tree in her backyard added an extra-special touch. I’ve adapted her recipe because I love the combination of apple, pecans and caramel.” —Emily Hobbs, Springfield, Missouri

Caramel-Apple Skillet BucklePhoto: Taste of Home
Caramel-Apple Skillet Buckle
Caramel-Apple Skillet Buckle
Servings Prep Time Cook Time
12servings 35minutes 1hour + standing
Servings Prep Time
12servings 35minutes
Cook Time
1hour + standing
Ingredients
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Ingredients
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Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy, 5-7 minutes. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. In another bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk, beating well after each addition. Pour into a greased 12-in. cast-iron or other ovenproof skillet.
  2. For topping, in a small bowl, mix brown sugar and flour; cut in butter until crumbly. Stir in pecans and oats; sprinkle over batter. Top with apples. Bake until apples are golden brown, 60-70 minutes. Cool in pan on a wire rack.
  3. In a microwave, melt caramels with buttermilk; stir until smooth. Drizzle over cake. Let stand until set. Serve with toppings as desired.
Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 462 calories, 19g fat (9g saturated fat), 64mg cholesterol, 354mg sodium, 68g carbohydrate (42g sugars, 3g fiber), 7g protein.