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Easy Ideas For Skillet Desserts To Make In Your HexClad Pans

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Easy Ideas For Skillet Desserts To Make In Your HexClad Pans

Sometimes the craving for a delicious baked good strikes and you’re not exactly equipped to make an extravagant layer cake or perhaps doing all the work to butter and flour pans AND make batter and frosting sounds like too much. Thankfully, there’s no need for baking pans or complicated recipes when you’ve got a skillet to hand. Simple cakes, skillet cookies, (and even savory cornbreads) are easy to make in your 10" Hybrid Fry Pan12" Hybrid Fry Pan, or 14" Hybrid Pan. Or, in a pinch, opt for your 4.5QT Hybrid Deep Sauté Pan.

A good rule of thumb is: If a recipe calls for a cast iron skillet, then your 12" Hybrid Fry Pan or 4.5QT Hybrid Deep Sauté Pan will work well.


Mini Lemon Blueberry Dutch Baby

A Dutch baby falls somewhere between breakfast and dessert, aka you can legitimately eat it for both meals. This recipe makes a single serving, ideal for when you want to treat yourself without any leftovers. Or, double it for two or quadruple it for a family. (In that case, scale up to your 12" Hybrid Fry Pan.) To make it extra dessert-y, serve with a scoop of ice cream on top or a pour of crème Anglaise—we like Serious Eats’ recipe for this delicious custard sauce.

Ways to riff on it:

  • Mix in 1 tablespoon quick-cooking oats with the flour to add some texture and fiber
  • Add a dash of cinnamon and nutmeg for a hint of spice and top with spiced apples or pears
  • Swap orange zest for the lemon and top with chocolate shavings and whipped cream

Get the recipe for Mini Lemon Blueberry Dutch Baby here.


S’mores Skillet

You hardly need a recipe to recreate this famous fireside dessert in the comfort of your own home (or, if you are indeed camping, then over the campfire coals). To make a s’mores skillet, scatter a bag of chocolate chips over the bottom of your 12" Hybrid Fry Pan or 4.5QT Hybrid Deep Sauté Pan. Top with a bag of mini marshmallows in an even layer. Bake in a 450ºF oven until the chocolate is melted and the marshmallows are gooey and golden brown on top. Serve with graham crackers for dipping.

Ways to riff on it:

  • Mix different kinds of chips, from butterscotch to white to milk and dark chocolate
  • Add a layer of fruit on the bottom: frozen cherries or strawberries would be delicious. Bake for 15 minutes before adding the chocolate and marshmallows
  • Crumble a layer of cookies on the bottom of the skillet. Try crushed Oreos, chocolate chip cookies, or peanut butter cookies

Peach Skillet Cobbler

One of the easiest skillet desserts to make, a fruit cobbler combines a cake batter and ripe fruit. In this case you’ll be using peak summer peaches paired with a lightly cinnamon-spiced batter. It’s perfect topped with ice cream or whipped cream and served on the back porch on a hot July night.

Ways to riff on it:

  • A cobbler will do well with almost any fruit. Try this recipe with any kind of berry, rhubarb, plums, apricots, or nectarines.
  • For an autumnal version of the cobbler, swap in pumpkin spice for the cinnamon and opt for apples.
  • Swap in ⅓ cup cornmeal for ⅓ cup of the all-purpose flour to add a bit of texture.

Get the recipe for Peach Skillet Cobbler here.

Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie

Is there any dessert more nostalgic than a chocolate chip cookie? Supersize it with this easy recipe for a skillet chocolate chip cookie. You’ll bake all the dough in your 3.3QT Hybrid Deep Sauté Pan (or your 12" Hybrid Fry Pan if you prefer), saving you the work of scooping out individual pieces of dough. For a celebratory twist, serve the skillet tableside topped with a mound of ice cream, drizzles of chocolate sauce, and your other favorite sundae toppings.

Ways to riff on it:

  • Use the same method with any cookie dough, from peanut butter to oatmeal to snickerdoodle
  • Fold 1 cup chopped toasted pecans or walnuts with the chocolate chips
  • Mix up the chocolate chips: use a mixture of white, dark, milk, and butterscotch 

Get the recipe for Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie here.

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