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Slow Cooker Apple Crisp

  • Author: Emma
  • Prep Time: 45 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 4 hours 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1/2 cups 1x


Slow cooker apple crisp is a healthy-ish fall dessert that’s super easy to cook in the crock pot!  Dig into this dish of juicy apples with an oatmeal crumble, and enjoy a simple homemade dessert.  Grab the recipe and make it today!



For the Filling

  • 6 large tart baking apples, such as Granny Smith (3 pounds 4 ounces; 1.47 kg)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed (102g)
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour (15g)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

For the Crumble

  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour (90g)
  • 3/4 cup old-fashioned rolled oats (80g)
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar, packed (133g)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted (85g)
  • pinch of salt


  1. Prepare the apples.  Peel and core the apples, cutting each one into 16 slices.  Be careful not to make the slices too thin, or they will overcook.  Toss the apple slices in the lemon juice as you work to prevent them from turning brown.
  2. Toss.  Mix the apple slices with the brown sugar, all-purpose flour, cinnamon, and pumpkin pie spice until well blended.
  3. Butter up.  Brush the ceramic slow cooker insert with butter, then spread the apple slices in the slow cooker.
  4. Crumble.  Melt the butter, then mix all the crumble ingredients in a small bowl until the mixture holds together in clumps.  Sprinkle the crumble on top of the apple slices in the slow cooker.
  5. Paper towels.  Lay a double layer of paper towels on top of the slow cooker insert, then place the lid on top of the paper towels.  Trim off any excess towel so there’s about an inch sticking out around the lid.  This absorbs the condensation from the lid, keeping the crisp crispier.
  6. Cook.  Turn the slow cooker to high and cook for 2 hours with the lid on.  Remove the lid and paper towels and continue to cook for another 1 to 1 1/2 hours on high.  The crisp is ready when the apples are soft but not mushy, and the topping is set and crunchy around the edges.


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  • Disclaimer: the paper towels under the lid could be a fire hazard.  Be sure to keep the towels away from the heating base and watch them closely.  If the towels get too hot, remove them from the crock-pot.  Do not leave the slow cooker unattended.
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Slow Cooker
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: slow cooker apple crisp healthy, crockpot apple crisp

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