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This crispy slow cooker apple is so easy to make! There's no need to bake on a hot stove when you can make this crisp old-fashioned in your Crock-Pot. You'll find tender, cooked, sweetened apples with the best crispy apple topping.
Apple Crisp is a classic fall dessert. You can bake it in the oven like I do with my traditional apple crisp recipe or use this slow cooker version to make it even easier. Both versions are delicious and require the same preparation.
When I cook homemade apple crisp in the slow cooker, my house smells amazing. The apple and cinnamon scent will last for hours.
Traditional recipes are the best! The crispy apple is always very comforting, making it perfect to enjoy during the colder fall months. Consider serving crunchy for Thanksgiving or Christmas dessert. Since we use the slow cooker, it is easy to make ahead of time and reduces the space required in the oven.
Which apples are better for the crispy apple?
I like to use Granny Smith apples as I do in my Easy Apple Cobbler recipe. I prefer to use green apples because they cook well slowly. The apple does not become soft like other varieties. A Pink Lady apple would also work well.
What oatmeal do you use for crispy apples?
Quick oatmeal or sometimes called 1-minute oatmeal is perfect for this recipe. If you use oatmeal for regular cooking, the oatmeal will be raw and the topping will not cook.
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I am sure you are concerned that crispy topping is not as good if done in an oven. Do not be afraid! The secret I share with you below to make this crispy Apple Slow Cooker crunchy like an oven version should calm your mind.
Every time I make this slow cooker version of crispy apple, it's delicious. I love the flavors and the crunchy bit of the topping. It's tasty to enjoy hot or cold with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or homemade caramel sauce. You will love it both ways.
Ingredients needed for Apple Crisp
- The apples
- Brown sugar
- Quick oatmeal
How to Make Apple Crisp in a Slow Cooker
First, peel and peel the apples. Then cut it into slices about 1/4 inch thick. Add to a slow cooker. I used my 6-quarter size. A 4 or 5 qt will also work.
Then add the sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Take a spatula or spoon and stir to coat the apple slices.
For the crispy apple oatmeal topping, you'll add flour, quick oatmeal, and brown sugar and cinnamon to a medium bowl. And mix to match.
Then, with a fork or a dough cutter, cut the butter until you have small pieces the size of a pea.
Add crisp apple topping on top of apple mixture.
Take some paper towels and put them on top. I like to make a double layer, which was about six select a sheet size. Then add the lid. The paper towels will collect all the moisture produced by the slow cooker.
Now cook for approximately 2.5 hours on high temperature or 4 hours on low temperature. Remove the lid and paper towels, and your coverage will be golden.
Crispy apple crisp
This crispy slow cooker apple is so easy to make! There's no need to bake on a hot stove when you can make this crisp old-fashioned in your Crock-Pot. You'll find tender, cooked, sweetened apples with the best crispy apple topping. Preparation time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 2 hours 30 minutes
- 10 small heartless Granny Smith apples, peeled and sliced
- 3/4 cup brown sugar divided
- 2 tablespoons of sugar
- 3 teaspoons of cinnamon divided
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 cup quick oatmeal
- 3/4 cup flour
- 1/2 cup cold butter
- Place the apple slices in the slow cooker.
- Add 1/2 cup of brown sugar, 2 teaspoons of cinnamon, sugar and nutmeg.
- Stir / stir to evenly coat the apples.
- Smooth the apples into an even layer.
- In a large bowl, add oatmeal, flour, 1/4 cup brown sugar, and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon.
- Stir until evenly incorporated.
- Using a large fork dough cutter, slice the butter into the mixture until it crumbles.
- Sprinkle the mixture over the top of the apple layer in the slow cooker.
- Place a double layer of paper towels between the top of the slow cooker and the lid to absorb excess moisture.
- Cook over high heat for 2 1/2 hours or over low heat for 4 hours.
- Remove the lid and throw away the paper towels.
- It can be served with ice cream, if desired.