Crock Pot Apple Crisp

This old-fashioned apple crisp recipe is perfect for those chilly autumn days. Make Crock Pot Apple Crisp in your crock pot for a large gathering or when you need a comforting dessert that doesn't require a lot of effort!

One of the best ways to enjoy the flavor of apples is by making an old-fashioned apple crisp. Apple crisp is a type of fruit crumble that typically has a streusel topping made with oats, flour, sugar, and butter.

A classic apple crisp recipe is traditionally baked in the oven until golden brown. But you can make this easy apple crisp with oats using your crock pot!

Simply prepare the apples and add them to the crockpot along with the crispy oat topping. Let it slow cook until the apples are sweet and fork-tender, and you'll have an easy crockpot dessert that's perfect for fall!

Crock Pot Apple Crisp

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • It's a great way to use in-season apples in the fall, no matter which kind you enjoy.
  • This dessert is perfect for a family or can be increased to feed a large crowd.
  • The crock pot does all the work for you. Dump everything in and let it simmer away.
  • You can serve it as is or make it decadent with a dollop of fresh whipped cream or a scoop of cold vanilla ice cream on top.

Ingredients You’ll Need

  • Fuji Apples - There are many types of apples you can choose to make this dessert. We love using Fuji apples because they are crisp and slightly sweet.
  • Granulated Sugar - Helps enhance the sweetness of the apples while keeping the apple mixture thick and smooth.
  • Cinnamon & Nutmeg - Both of these spices add a comforting flavor to this dessert that warms it up nicely.

For the crispy oat topping:

  • Brown Sugar - Sweetens up the topping while adding a layer of complementary molasses flavor.
  • Old-Fashioned Oats - These add a chewy texture to the topping along with a nutty taste.
  • All-Purpose Flour - Binds the ingredients together and helps give the mixture a crunch when heated through.
  • Unsalted Butter - Gives the crumble a rich buttery flavor while keeping its texture.
graduation gifts

How To Make Old Fashioned Apple Crisp In The Crock Pot

Prepare the apples: Wash the apples under cold water. Then, peel the skin with a sharp vegetable peeler. Core and use a sharp knife to cut into slices.

Season the apples: Add the apple slices to a mixing bowl, then sprinkle on the sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Toss to coat, then add them to the bottom of your crock pot.

Prepare the oat topping: Add the brown sugar and oats to a bowl along with the all-purpose flour and stir to combine. Add the cubed butter into the bowl and cut it into the mixture using a pastry cutter or two forks until damp crumbles are formed.

Assemble and slow cook: Spread the oat topping over the apples in the crockpot evenly. Cook on HIGH for 2 hours or until the apples are cooked through. Turn the crock pot to warm, remove the lid, and let it cool for 30 minutes before serving.

Crock Pot Apple Crisp

Recipe Tips

  • The best types of apples to use for apple crisps are ones that are tart and sturdy, such as Granny Smith apples. You can use any apples you enjoy; just beware that the taste and texture will vary.
  • When making the oat crumble, make sure you start with very cold butter. If the butter melts, it will make the crumble too greasy.
  • Cut all of the apple slices roughly the same size to ensure they all finish cooking together simultaneously.
  • The amount of time it takes to cook this dessert depends on your individual crock pot. Be sure to check the apples periodically after the first hour to ensure the proper cooking time.
  • This crock pot apple crumble will be extremely hot when it's finished cooking. Make sure you remove the lid to let it cool before serving.

Variations

  • Add chopped nuts such as pecans or walnuts topping a little extra crunch.
  • If you want a little extra sweetness, drizzle on some caramel sauce or chocolate chips before serving.
  • For a fun twist, try using other fruits in season such as pears or berries.
  • Use pumpkin pie spice to season the dish to add a little extra Fall flavor.
  • Serving suggestions: This old-fashioned apple crisp is best served warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or freshly whipped cream. You can also drizzle a bit of heavy cream on top!

Storing & Freezing

Storing: Cooled leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to four days.

Freezing: This dessert can also be frozen for up to two months! Let it cool completely before transferring it to a freezer-safe dish. When you’re ready to enjoy, thaw overnight in the fridge.

Reheating: The best way to heat this dessert is by popping it in the oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit until warmed through. You can also reheat it in the microwave.

Crock Pot Apple Crisp
PREP TIME  15minutes 
COOK TIME  2hours  30minutes 
TOTAL TIME  2hours  45minutes 
COURSE  Dessert
CUISINE  American
SERVINGS  6
CALORIES  426 kcal

EQUIPMENT

  • Your Favorite Crock Pot

INGREDIENTS

Apples

  • 6 Fuji apples (peeled and sliced)
  • 2 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp nutmeg

Topping

  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • ¾ cup old fashioned oats
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 8 tbsp unsalted butter (diced into ½" cubes)

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Add sliced apples, granulated sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg to a large mixing bowl. Stir to combine, then transfer to the crockpot and spread out evenly.
  • Add brown sugar, old-fashioned oats, and all-purpose flour to a large mixing bowl. Mix everything together. Then, add cubed butter and cut it into the oat mixture with two forks or a pastry cutter.
  • Spread the mixture over the apples in the crock pot.
  • Cover and cook on high for 2 hours. Turn on warm and remove the cover, and cool for 30 minutes.
  • Serve warm and enjoy!

thank you gifts

IfChef Ryan Allen you're tired of the same old dinner routine, you're in luck! Chef Ryan loves to create meals that are sure to impress your entire family. Whether you're a busy parent of just looking for an easy and delicious meal.


Latest Stories

Christmas Gift Boxes

This Christmas, make gifting a breeze with our ultimate guide to Christmas gift boxes. Get ready to spread joy and create lasting memories with the perfect present.

Learn More

Best Gift Baskets of Food

From gourmet cheeses and cured meats to mouthwatering chocolates and artisanal jams, these gift baskets offer a delightful assortment of culinary treasures.

Learn More

Food Gift Baskets

Treat your loved ones to a culinary adventure and create unforgettable memories with these delightful and delicious surprises.

Learn More