5 Min Apple Pie

skillet apple pie recipe

Craving apple pie? This recipe gives you the essence of apple pie without the guilt!

Guilt-free apple pie that’s ready in 5 minutes – say what?!?

I can’t believe that I left this dessert recipe off my Top 10 Healthy Desserts post! Though it’s not fancy at all, this is the dessert that I make more often than any other recipe. At least once a week the kids will ask for dessert, as they are eating dinner, and my answer is always, “Eat all your dinner and I’ll make Skillet Apple Pie!”

Growing up in Skagit County, a small community in the northwest corner of WA state, apples were thoroughly a part of the culture. There were apple trees in nearly everyone’s yard and down the street from my childhood home there was a quaint apple farm with rows of apple trees overlooking Padilla bay. I had a bag of sliced apples in my lunch everyday and we had a framed needlepoint stating, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away” in our living room. (Funny since my dad is a doctor – lol!) Spiced apple cider was served at holiday parties and our neighbors would bring over homemade cinnamon-sugar dried apples. It’s really no wonder that to this day, living in sunny southern California, the fruit drawer in my fridge is always overflowing with apples.

What’s so fun about this Skillet Apple Pie recipe is that you can throw in whatever you want, in whatever amounts you want. I love just throwing stuff in at will! The instructions below are a great place to start, but feel free to add more cinnamon or nutmeg, or a little coconut sugar if you want to increase the sweetness. Also it’s great to throw in extra chopped nuts if you have those on hand, or some chopped pears or other firm fruit. Have fun, go with your instincts and enjoy!

Here’s a quick step-by-step video where I walk you through making 5 Min Skillet Apple Pie…

Apple pie doesn’t get easier or more guilt-free than this…

5 Min Apple Pie
A Recipe by Diana Keuilian
5.0 from 2 reviews

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Serves 5

  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  • 3 apples, chopped
  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • dash of ground nutmeg
  • dash of sea salt
  • 4 dates, chopped
  • ¼ cup ground pecans

  1. Place the coconut oil in a skillet over medium heat.
  2. Add the apples and all of the remaining ingredients and cook, mixing often, until very tender. Serve immediately. Enjoy!

Calories: 157     Fat: 5 g     Carbohydrates: 28 g     Sodium: 32 mg     Fiber: 4 g     Protein: 1 g    
best quick pie recipe

This is my go-to quick dessert that the whole family loves!


  • youngbaker2002 August 24, 2015 at 4:29 pm

    looks very yummy and super easy Diana! thank you… again!

    • Diana August 25, 2015 at 12:45 am

      You’re welcome, enjoy!

  • San August 27, 2015 at 7:35 am

    Looks wonderful. What varieties of apples do you use? Thanks

    • youngbaker2002 August 27, 2015 at 11:06 pm

      i was wondering the same thing. it would be likes a tart baking apple right? or would it have to be a softer apple?

      • Diana September 1, 2015 at 7:07 pm

        Hi Mary- I like honey crisp or pink lady, but any variation works. Happy Cooking!

    • Diana September 1, 2015 at 7:06 pm

      Hi San- I like honey crisp or pink lady, but any variation works. Happy Cooking!

  • youngbaker2002 September 30, 2015 at 9:47 pm

    mmmmmmm…this was absolutely delicious Diana! everybody loved it. did sprinkle the tiniest bit of coconut sugar over it in the pan to make it a little more sweet for younger kids who aren’t use to stuff that isn’t real sweet. but this was a total win with the entire family…especially with a big dollop of raw cream on top to top it off!
    thank you so much for this super quick, easy and delicious dessert! 🙂

  • ann November 15, 2015 at 6:00 pm

    Loved this!

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