Slow Cooker Apple Crisp Recipe -
Slow Cooker Apple Crisp Recipe
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Slow Cooker Apple Crisp
Apples slowly cook with a cinnamony sweet mixture topped with walnut crumble. See more
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Slow Cooker Apple Crisp

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"An easy way to make a wonderful comfort food using those abundant fall apples! Serve with vanilla ice cream."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    2 hrs

    3 hrs 30 mins


  1. Mix flour, brown sugar, 1/2 cup of white sugar, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt together in a bowl. Combine butter with the flour mixture using fingers or a fork until coarse crumbs form. Stir in walnuts and set aside.
  2. Whisk together 1/3 cup sugar, cornstarch, ginger, and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon. Place the apples in a slow cooker, stir in the cornstarch mixture; toss with lemon juice. Sprinkle the walnut crumb topping on top. Cover and cook on High for 2 hours or Low for 4 hours, until apples are tender. Partially uncover the slow cooker to allow the topping to harden, about 1 hour.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 10, 2010

First off, (and I mean this in a polite way) for those of you saying there's no sense in doing this in a crock pot when you have the do the work either way with the apples, you are missing the point of having a crock pot in the first place. It frees up your time so that you do not have to keep such a watchful eye on it. My husband had to go work this morning, on a Sunday, and so he just switched on my crock pot for me when he left the house. Everything was already in there...and when I woke up, I had fresh apple crisp, already cooked and just waiting to be eaten. Moving on...this turned out perfectly! I left my apples in slices since they were small apples. I also adjusted this recipe to be gluten free and free of refined sugars. I actually mixed the walnuts in with the apples rather than the topping. And I used xylitol in place of sugar, adding some molasses to the crumb topping to add the richness of brown sugar. I don't care for ginger in my desserts, so I just used cinnamon and nutmeg for the spices. I also used a lot less sweeteners...only about 1/4 cup of xylitol in the apples and 1/3 cup in the crumb topping, with about 1/4 cup of the molasses. I also omitted the cornstarch and just used a few Tbsp. of GF baking mix. I used Earth Balance in place of butter, and it works great. I can tell you the taste is the same, even with my changes. I've made apple crisps the way as printed before going GF. They are both great.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 13, 2009

I haven't had much success lately with apples for some reason. I had also been wanting to try a dessert in the crock pot pot. This fit the bill for both. I did not have any success with this either and wasted a lot of ingredients. First of all it only made 6 servings so I had to double it to have enough. I have one of the new larger slow cookers so it was no problem. I used all granny smith apples. Followed directions to the letter. I left it in the slow cooker for a couple of hours on low and then uncovered it for the last hour. Finally to keep it warm for dinner, I kept it on the "keep warm" setting". I should have turned it off b/c it burned in the left end very badly, although it did not smell burned. One of my daughters liked it - no one else cared for it. Most of it stayed in the 'fridge for the rest of the week and no one warmed any up to eat again. I agree with rae on the Apple Mush. It was very sweet. I give this a thumbs down. Even with the lid off the topping never got remotely crisp. The white ceramic bowl in my cooker is stained and I still need some good apple recipes. This makes the third one I have tried. When I told my daughter what I was cooking,she said, "Oh, no! Mom you always have trouble with apples!" and I did. . . . perhaps it was me but I have to give this only 3 stars at best b/c I doubled it that could have been the problem.

Oct 13, 2009

I don't have a slow cooker so I did this in the oven, and I have to say I can't see why you would bother doing it any other way. Preparing the apples took the most time and you have to do it either way. I used half Granny Smith and half Macs and I added oatmeal to the topping, and baked it at 375 for about 40 minutes. The spice balance was excellent.

Aug 13, 2009

Very good and easy. I think next time I will add a little oatmeal to the crumb mixture. Otherwise it was great with a side of ice cream. We camp alot and I like to bring things to make in the crockpot, this was nice because it is done in 2 hours without heating up the house/camper. Thanks SDROSIE. I will make this again. Good flavors. UPDATE: Just as good the next day cold. Loved this and will make again.

Mar 21, 2011

Fabulous recipe designed for the slow cooker! I love apple crisp and usually end up doing this in the oven. I had my doubts, but this really proved to be a great alternative! I subbed 1/4 tsp. of nutmeg for the ginger and added a couple of tsp. of vanilla to the apples that I sliced thin vs. chopping. I wanted the apples to be recognizable and not to get mushy or "lost" during cooking. Like others, I added 1 cup of rolled oats to the topping. I cooked it for 2 hours on high, tuned it down to low and then left the lid off for one hour. I do think next time I would add more apples because I ended up with more "topping" or "crisp" than apples when all was said and done. Overall, it was awesome with vanilla ice cream on top!

Nov 06, 2009

Delicious! I addeda large handful of oatmeal to the crisp topping, as suggested by other reviewers. I cooked it on low for 3 hours, then turned the lid crooked so each end of the oval cooker was exposed and cooked one hour, the topping was quite crisp.

Oct 28, 2009

we loved it. Used all Granny Smith apples and added 1 pack instant Oatmeal (Cinnamon and Apple) and cooked it for 4 hours on low, took off the lid and cooked another hour on high. Came out crunchy, but not too crunchy. Will make this over and over again.

Nov 17, 2010

This recipe is great for my office pot lucks. I prep everything the night before using the lemon juice to keep the apples from turning brown. I put everything in seperate bags (apples, cornstarch mixture, and topping) and put it all together when I get in. Everyone enjoys this perfectly cooked, hot dessert when it's pot luck time. I don't like nuts so I substitue 1c of quick cooking oatmeal and leave the lid off for an hour before it's time to eat (which makes the office smell fantastic).


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  • Calories
  • 593 kcal
  • 30%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 83.8 g
  • 27%
  • Cholesterol
  • 41 mg
  • 14%
  • Fat
  • 28.9 g
  • 44%
  • Fiber
  • 5.2 g
  • 21%
  • Protein
  • 5.8 g
  • 12%
  • Sodium
  • 116 mg
  • 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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