TCG Recipe of the Month – Slow Cooker Apple Crisp

If you thought apple crisp was simple, just wait until you try it in a slow cooker!  Set it and forget it!

 

TCG Recipe of the Month - Easy Slow Cooker Apple CrispThe dream of every working mom, dad, or all-around busy individual is to make food you can simply leave alone, and when you come back, a hot meal is waiting for you. This exists! The slow cooker is a simple kitchen tool that should be a staple in every kitchen, thanks to its versatility.

Plus, slow cookers are essentially foolproof. If you don’t consider yourself a great cook, buy a slow cooker! Just throw everything into the pot, and leave it alone. It’s that simple.

This dish is a classic combination… apples, spices, and oats. It’s an impressive dish that mimics apple pie. You have probably eaten apple crisp before, but I bet it was at a restaurant! Now, you can make a big batch at home to have whenever you want.

Most ingredients for this recipe can be found in a staple pantry. It also has the option of versatility to add the “extras” of whatever you and your family prefer. For example, you can substitute walnuts for another nut, you can add raisins, cranberries, coconut flakes, whatever you desire! It is fun and easy to personalize this recipe.

This dish is very versatile. Whether you choose to add yogurt or ice cream can transform this from breakfast to dessert in a snap!

 

 

Super Easy Slow Cooker Apple Crisp

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 3 hours

3 hours, 20 minutes

10-12 servings

Super Easy Slow Cooker Apple Crisp

Ingredients

  • 6 cups Granny Smith apples, peeled and sliced thin
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 3/4 cup quick oats
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar, packed (you can also half this with Xylitol to recude sugar)
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour (we use gluten-free flour)
  • 1/2 cup salted butter, refrigerated and cut into small pieces
  • 3/4 cup chopped walnuts (or nut of your choice)
  • 1/4 cup raisins

Instructions

  1. Mix the sliced apples in a bowl with the cinnamon and nutmeg to thoroughly coat each piece.
  2. Spray a 12-cup slow cooker with cooking spray and lay the apples in the bottom.
  3. Combine flour, brown sugar, and oats in a bowl.
  4. Add cold butter pieces and use a fork to incorporate the butter until only small chunks remain and a crumble forms.
  5. Add walnuts and/or raisins to crumble mixture and mix gently.
  6. Cover the apples with the crumble mixture in an even layer.
  7. Cook on low for 3 hours, covered. When the apples are tender, it is ready.
  8. Use a spoon to serve the apple crisp. Top with yogurt, ice cream, or whipped cream!
  9. Will last up to five days in the fridge. Not recommended for freezer.
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Recipe adapted from 12 Tomatoes 

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