The Shady Porch: Slow Cooker Apple Crisp


Slow Cooker Apple Crisp

How about an easy recipe to put all of those wonderful apples that are being harvested to good use? I think you'll come to agree this Slow Cooker Apple Crisp recipe is perfect. Every cook should have a recipe that's this easy and delicious on hand. So let's get out the  slow cooker and get started!

Slow Cooker Apple Crisp by The Shady Porch
Easy and delicious...Apple Crisp


6 cups of apples - peeled, cored and thinly sliced
1/2. c. granulated sugar
1 T. cinnamon
1/2 t. nutmeg
1 1/4. cup flour
1 cup of oats
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnut pieces
1 stick of butter, sliced

Grease or line slow cooker crock. Using a Zip-loc bag - toss apple slices, granulated sugar and spices until coated.
Slow Cooker Apple Crisp by The Shady Porch

Pour sugared apples and any remaining sugar-spice mix into crock and spread evenly. [Note - my apples are from our harvest last year and had been previously frozen.  

A quick note about freezing apples - I use an apple peeler that peels, cores and slices the apple all at the same time. I place the apple on the peeler's skewer, and start cranking the handle, the peeler does the rest. Once I've peeled, sliced, and cored my apples, I give them a quick rinse in a colander. A good shake to dry them, and into gallon freezer bags they go. I've used apples that have been frozen for up to a year, and they are still flavorful and delicious.       
[NOTE-the best place to attach the peeler is the work bench in the case you were wondering if that was my kitchen counter tops. lol!]
Slow Cooker Apple Crisp by The Shady Porch

In a medium bowl, combine flour, oats, brown sugar, and nuts. The nuts are optional and it's a good thing since I was out of pecans (my favorite) and walnuts. Pour the oat mix over the apples, smoothing into an even layer.

Slow Cooker Apple Crisp by The Shady Porch
Place the sliced pats of butter over the top of the oat mix and lightly tamp down with the back of a spoon. 

Slow Cooker Apple Crisp by The Shady Porch

Cook on HIGH for 3-4 hours, until apples are tender. Remove slow cooker lid for final 15-20 minutes to allow the top to crisp. Finally, stir the crumb top into the apple mix below and serve while warm. It is a sweet comfort dessert that is delicious on its own...or, if you have some, with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. 

This is so delicious!

Here's a Pinnable Pic of the entire process!

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