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.

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

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.

Drizzling Apple Sauce over Bread for Skillet Apple Fritters

Ingredients & Substitutions

Apples: I prefer to use Granny Smith apples when baking because they hold their shape well. You could also try this recipe with Braeburn, pink lady apples, or Honeycrisp.

Biscuits: Look for flaky buttermilk biscuits to use.

Toppings: Although the toppings are optional, they are worth adding! Try the dessert with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or whipped cream and some caramel sauce.

Showing Inside Texture of Skillet Apple Fritters

Can I Use a Different?

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

Can I Use a 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. 

Spoonful of Skillet Apple Fritter Bread

Can I Make the Bread From Scratch?

Sure! If you don’t want to use store-bought biscuits, 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 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
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

  • 3 medium Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, and diced
  • ½ cup (100 g) light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 pinch kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter


  • 2 cans (8-count each) refrigerated buttermilk biscuits, flaky
  • ½ cup (100 g) granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spray a 12-inch, oven-safe skillet with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.

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, cut each biscuit into 6 equal 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 the prepared oven-safe skillet.
  • Spoon the apple mixture on top of the biscuits. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until golden brown.

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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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