This slow cooker apple crisp is the perfect dessert that you can get cooking ahead of time. If you love tender apples topped off with a crunchy oat mix, then you will enjoy this dish.
Another thing I love about this dish is that you up with an amazing apple and the cinnamon smell wafting through the house.
There are plenty of ways you’re able to cook this dish but doing it in the slow cooker frees up time and reduces a bit of stress since it will be fine if you have it cooking for longer than the required time. Unlike in the oven where you will end up with a burnt topping.
I love having my apple crisp with either some thickened cream or some ice cream. It’s also pretty good just by itself, so if you’re not a fan of adding anything extra, then you won’t be disappointed.
It’s best to use fresh apples in this recipe since using canned wouldn’t make much sense. You can use any type of apple, but there are a few sorts that will work better than others. I mention these down in the cooking tips below.
If you want to see how to do this slow cooker apple crisp recipe, then be sure to check out the video below. It’s short, snappy and straight to the point.
Slow Cooker Apple Crisp Recipe
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- 6 apples, cut into chunks
- 1 tsp cinnamon, ground
- 2 Tbsp lemon juice
- 1 cup plain flour
- 1 cup unsalted butter
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 1 cup oats
- 1 tsp nutmeg, ground
- 1 tsp cinnamon, ground
- In a bowl, rub together the flour, butter, brown sugar, oats, nutmeg and the cinnamon using your fingers. Rub together until it resembles large breadcrumbs.
- In the slow cooker, add the chopped apples, cinnamon, and lemon juice. Mix, so the apple is lightly coated in the lemon juice.
- Add the crumble mix on top.
- Cook on low for 5 hours or until the apples are nice and tender.
- For the last hour slightly move the lid so that moisture can escape. This technique should help the topping to harden.
- Serve & Enjoy
- If you’re in a rush, then you can put the slow cooker on high for 2 hours and again removing the lid slightly for the last hour. This method should help the topping harden.
- Assuming you want to add a bit of crunch to your apple crisp, then try adding some chopped walnuts, pecans or slivered almonds. Both will add that extra crunch and a bit of a nutty taste as well.
- You can use any type of apple in this recipe. I try to use any apples that look like they’re starting to go bad if I have too many. If I need to buy apples, I usually buy Fuji or granny smith.
Curious about how much of an impact this tasty apple crisp will have on your diet? You can find all the nutritional information you need right below.
Of course, this information doesn’t include any extras such as the ice cream. It is also estimated using an online tool so keep this in mind when planning your meals.
There are so many slow cooker desserts that you’re able to do! You will notice that some desserts will work better than others. For example, something like rice pudding or some poached pears will work much better than a cake. That doesn’t mean you can’t cook a cake in the slow cooker though.
If you have a gluten allergy or on a diet that forbids wheat, then you can try cooking a gluten-free apple crisp in the slow cooker. I can’t say how this will turn out as I haven’t tried doing it.
I hope that the slow cooker apple crisp cooks up to be as good for you as it did for me. If you have a variation, thoughts or anything else that you would love to share, then please don’t hesitate to leave a comment below.
Note: I use a 5.5L (6 Quart) slow cooker for all the recipes that I have on this website unless specified. If you have a smaller or larger slow cooker, then you might need to adjust the ingredients.