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Try this Easy Slow Cooker Apple Crisp with Oatmeal when you need a quick and delectable dessert! Your kitchen will be filled with the most amazing aroma while it’s cooking!

Easy Slow Cooker Apple Crisp on a decorative white plate

Easy Slow Cooker Apple Crisp

I hardly ever use my slow cooker, especially when it comes to dessert. There are some amazing crock pot desserts out there, but I needed to get on the bandwagon. This  Easy Slow Cooker Apple Crisp with Oatmeal reminded me of how quick and painless baking a dish in a crock pot can be!

Bill would prefer there was not oatmeal in the topping, but it helps maintain the structure of the topping during the 4 hour cooking time. I, on the other hand, love an oat streusel on a crisp. Sometimes I win these battles, though my husband would insist I win more than I lose. A cook’s prerogative!

Easy Slow Cooker Apple Crisp with Oatmeal on a white dessert plate with a scoop of ice cream

How to Make an Easy Slow Cooker Apple Crisp with Oatmeal

This is definitely a no-brainer recipe. The most difficult part is peeling and slicing the apples.  You just add them to the crockpot, mix up the dry topping ingredients then work in the butter using a pastry blender or your fingers (messy, but works wonderfully!). Cook on low for 4 hours and you’ll have a hot, cinnamon-spiced slow cooker apple crisp for dessert!

Note that the topping will not be as crisp as a traditional oven-baked apple crisp. But it’s still extremely tasty. And easy. Just serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and savor every delicious bite!

A Few Tips for how to make apple crisp:

  • Use apples that will keep their shape when cooking, like Granny Smiths. Even these will lose most of their firmness–a common result of cooking apples in a slow cooker. The consistency of the end result resembles chunky applesauce.
  • PRO-Tip: Don’t forget to put a double layer of paper towels between the lid and crock pot. As the crisp cooks and steam is produced, the paper towels absorb the steam instead of letting it condense and drip onto the topping.
  • And my favorite tip: Top your warm slow cooker apple crisp with a nice scoop of vanilla ice cream that softens from the heat of the dessert. Heavenly.

 

Easy Slow Cooker Apple Crisp with Oatmeal on a decorative white plate with vanilla ice cream and a red handled fork

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Easy Slow Cooker Apple Crisp with Oatmeal

Easy Slow Cooker Apple Crisp with Oatmeal

This slow cooker version of apple crisp is super easy and comforting!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 15 minutes
Yield 6

Ingredients

  • 6 medium Granny Smith apples, peeled and sliced
  • 2/3 cup oatmeal (not quick oats)
  • 2/3 cup flour
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • A few grates of fresh nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter

Instructions

Add and arrange the sliced apples in the bottom of the slow cooker.

Mix together the oatmeal, flour, brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. Cut in the butter to make crumbs using a pastry blender or your fingers.

Crumble the oatmeal mixture over the apples.

Place a double layer of paper towels over the top of the slow cooker to absorb any condensation, then top with the lid.  Cook on low for 4 hours.

Serve warm with a scoop of ice cream if desired.

Nutrition Information:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 381Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 41mgSodium: 9mgCarbohydrates: 56gFiber: 6gSugar: 32gProtein: 4g

 

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