Slow Cooker Apple Crisp is an easy, fix-it-and-forget-it fall recipe for your slow cooker.
Slow cookers are known for making dinner an easier task, but did you know that you can make tasty desserts in your slow cooker, too?
This Slow Cooker Apple Crisp is an excellent introduction to baking desserts in your slow cooker. Get it all in the cooker, walk away for a few hours, and when you return you will be rewarded with a simple, flavorful dessert to share.
Slow Cooker Apple Crisp
Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 4 hours
For the topping:
1 cup all-purpose flour
3⁄4 cup light brown sugar
¼ cup granulated sugar
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
½ teaspoon salt
½ cup butter, cut into pieces
½ cup cooking oats
For the filling:
1⁄3 cup granulated sugar
1 Tablespoon cornstarch
¼ teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
6 cups Fuji apples, peeled, cored and chopped
2 Tablespoons lemon juice
1. In a bowl, mix together flour, brown sugar, ¼ cup of granulated sugar, ½ teaspoon cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Combine butter with the flour mixture using fingers or a fork until coarse crumbs form. Stir in cooking oats and set aside.
2. Whisk together 1⁄3 cup granulated sugar, cornstarch, ginger and 1 teaspoon cinnamon.
3. Place the apples in a slow cooker, stir in the cornstarch mixture and toss with lemon juice. Sprinkle the oatmeal-crumb topping on top. Cover and cook on low for 4 hours, until apples are tender.
We used Fuji apples but you can try other varieties, such as Gala, Pink Lady, Jonagold and Honey Crisp.
Written and photographed by Kristen Doyle, dineanddish.net