Skillet Apple Fritter is a simple, but sweet, ooey-gooey treat that is a layer of cinnamon and sugar-coated biscuits topped with juicy chopped sweetened apples! If you are looking for the traditional deep-fried treat here is my classic Apple Fritters recipe.

Skillet Apple Fritter Bread

This Skillet Apple Fritter gives you all the flavors you would expect in a fritter, but baked and not fried. It is very similar to my Apple Fritter Monkey Bread.  You can always try my Apple Fritter Bread for another delicious, baked way to enjoy an apple fritter treat.

Overhead View of Skillet Apple Fritter Bread with Spoon and Ice Cream

Skillet Apple Fritter Recipe

There are two parts to this recipe–the apple mixture and the biscuits.

Apple Mixture Ingredients (full recipe below)

  • Butter
  • Granny smith apples
  • Brown sugar
  • Cinnamon
  • Salt

Biscuits Ingredients

  • Flaky biscuits
  • Granulated sugar
  • Cinnamon

Optional: Ice cream and Caramel Sauce. 

Drizzling Apple Sauce over Bread for Skillet Apple Fritters

Preparing the Apples

The first thing you will want to do for this recipe is peel, core, and dice your apples. I used Granny Smith apples for the recipe because they remain firm when baking. They won’t turn to mush and they tend to retain their shape when baked. A few other options you could try would be Honeycrisp apples, Braeburn, or Pink Lady apples.  

Add brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt to a bowl and stir well. Add the diced apples right to that and stir to coat each piece. Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the coated diced apples and cook until the apples are tender. This will take about 5 minutes. While the apples are cooking, prepare the biscuits.

Showing Inside Texture of Skillet Apple Fritters

How to Make Skillet Apple Fritter Bread

  • As the apples are cooking, take out and separate each biscuit and cut each into 6 pieces.
  • In a medium bowl, combine the cinnamon and sugar.
  • Roll each piece of biscuit in the cinnamon and sugar mixture.
  • Place each coated biscuit piece into a greased, oven-safe 12-inch skillet.
  • Spoon the cooked apples over the biscuits and bake for about 30 minutes, or until golden brown.

Serve warm with a scoop of ice cream or homemade whipped cream. Store any leftovers in the refrigerator in an airtight container. Heat it up in the microwave the next day and enjoy it again!

Spoonful of Skillet Apple Fritter Bread

Can I Use a Different Pan?

You could definitely make this treat in a 9×13-inch baking dish. The cooking time is the same. 

Can I Use Different Fruit?

Yes, absolutely. This would be delicious with strawberries, blueberries, even banana. However, you may want to adjust the amounts and amount of cinnamon, if any. 

Can I Make the Bread from Scratch?

Sure! I recommend starting with the dough recipe in my Homemade Monkey Bread


Pieces of Skillet Apple Fritter Bread on White Plate with White Fork

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Skillet Apple Fritter

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Skillet Apple Fritter is a simple, but sweet, ooey-gooey treat that is a layer of cinnamon and sugar-coated biscuits topped with juicy chopped sweetened apples that are all baked in one skillet


Apple Mixture

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 medium Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, and diced into small pieces
  • ½ cup (100g) brown sugar, packed
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1 pinch Kosher salt


  • 2 cans (32 ounces) refrigerated buttermilk biscuits, flaky
  • ½ cup (100g) granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon


  • Preheat oven to 350°.

Apple Mixture

  • Peel, core, and dice the apples.
  • In a medium bowl combine apples, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt. Toss to coat apples evenly.
  • In a saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. Add apple mixture and cook until apples are tender (about 5 minutes).


  • While apples are cooking, remove the biscuits from the tube and cut them each into six pieces.
  • In a medium bowl, mix together cinnamon and sugar.
  • Roll each piece into a ball and roll it in the cinnamon-sugar mixture. Place the biscuits into a greased 12-inch skillet.
  • Spoon apples on top of biscuits in the skillet and bake until golden brown (about 30 minutes).

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Reader Comments

  1. This looks sooo amazing…going to make it for my kids amd hubs tomorrow! I love your baking so much!!

  2. This looks amazing! We live outside of the United States and don’t have access to refrigerated biscuits. Is there a homemade option that would work instead?

    1. Hi, Cheri! I work with iambaker and am happy to help with questions. We used storebought buttermilk biscuits for this recipe. I hope that helps, and have a great day!

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