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Slow Cooker Apple Crisp

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 180 minutes
  • Total Time: 195 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x

Description

This Slow Cooker Apple Crisp recipe is made with warm cinnamon apples, a delicious oatmeal-almond topping, and baked until it’s nice and “crispy” in the crock-pot. So delicious!


Ingredients

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Slow Cooker Apple Crisp Ingredients:

  • 8 apples, peeled, cored and thinly-sliced
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons McCormick Ground Cinnamon
  • pinch of salt
  • cinnamon crumble (see below)
  • optional serving suggestions: vanilla ice cream, warm caramel sauce

Cinnamon Oat Crumble Ingredients:

  • 1 cup (uncooked) old-fashioned oats
  • 2/3 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick Ground Cinnamon
  • pinch of salt
  • 4 tablespoons melted butter or coconut oil

Instructions

To Make The Slow Cooker Apple Crisp:

  1. Add apples and lemon juice to a large mixing bowl, and toss to combine.  Sprinkle the brown sugar, cinnamon and salt evenly on top, and toss until completely combined.  Pour the entire mixture into the bowl of a large slow cooker, and spread everything out so that it is in an even layer.
  2. Prepare the cinnamon oat crumble (see below), and sprinkle it evenly on top of the apple mixture.
  3. Place a dish towel or a few paper towels on top of the slow cooker, and place the lid on top of the towel(s).  The towels will help soak up the condensation that forms along the top of the lid, and keep that oat crumble nice and crisp.
  4. Cook on high for 3-4 hours, or on low for 6-8 hours until the apples are soft and cooked through.  Remove the lid and the towel(s), and serve the apple crisp immediately.

To Make The Cinnamon Oat Crumble:

  1. In a large mixing bowl (you can use the same one you used for the apples), whisk together the oats, almonds, flour, sugar, cinnamon and salt until evenly combined.  Drizzle the melted butter (or coconut oil) over the mixture, and then whisk until combined.

Notes

*If making this recipe vegan, use coconut oil in place of butter (and be sure to use vegan ice cream and/or caramel sauce for serving).  If making this recipe gluten-free, be sure to double-check that all of your ingredients are certified gluten-free.

**I also have to legally disclaim that using your towel with a slow cooker could be a fire hazard, and you do so at your own risk.  I have done it dozens of times with different recipes, and have never had a problem.  But different slow cookers heat up to different temperatures.  So if this is your first time using the towel method, I recommend checking it an hour into cooking to be sure that the towel is not too hot.