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Friday, November 12, 2021

Slow Cooker Apple Crisp, with a surprising ingredient!

Slow Cooker Apple Crisp! Not the most exciting name for a dessert, is it? But this is one recipe you will want to try! Why? Because not only is this Slow Cooker Apple Crisp delicious, but it has a surprising ingredient that you should not leave out! And why would you want to, when it is part of that delicious topping?


When I made Slow Cooker Apple Crisp for the first time, I almost left out the "surprising ingredient", that I have mentioned. But I am very glad I made the recipe as written because without a doubt it makes the flavor! The topping on this dessert is nutty, crumbly, and just right over the top of all those tender lightly sweetened apple slices bathed in a touch of cinnamon. 

Let's see, are you wanting to know the surprising ingredient without having to scroll down to the recipe? Well here is a clue, when looking around for new snack ideas you will find many that call for an apple and a jar of peanut butter. A slice of apple with a schmear of peanut butter is a delicious and nutritious snack on its own, that we can all enjoy. And that same idea is in play with this recipe for Slow Cooker Apple Crisp


Yep, a small amount of peanut butter is an ingredient in the topping for Slow Cooker Apple Crisp! Now before we go further I want to reassure you that it doesn't taste peanut butter-y, only nutty and delicious. All of the ingredients come together to create one of the best crumble toppings on a fruit crisp you will ever enjoy! Slow Cooker Apple Crisp is a delicious fruit dessert the whole family will love. And being slow cooker easy makes it the perfect dessert to enjoy, even on those busy days...


Slow Cooker Apple Crisp is delicious plain, but honestly, whenever I can get away with a touch of whipped cream, I take advantage! But you know, if you have a carton of French Vanilla Ice Cream available in your freezer, don't be afraid to add a little scoop! For some reason, warm apple crisp seems to call out for a touch of cream on top. And should your apple crisp get cold, I am sure you have a microwave handy...

Some thoughts on this recipe:

The crumbly topping is easiest when made in a food processor, but you may also use a pastry blender or even your hands. If using old-fashioned oats, you may wish to pulse them a few times before adding the remaining ingredients. 

You may want to taste one or two of the apple slices, then use the amount of sugar you want for a tasty dessert. Keep in mind, that the topping is where most of the sugar is found. 

Use any apples you have, except for Red Delicious apples which are better for fresh eating, any apple in your pantry will make a delicious dessert.

While I often leave the peel on apples for many recipes, I prefer peeled apples in this dessert. Feel free to leave the peel on, if desired.


Ingredients needed for this recipe:
  • apples
  • sugar
  • apple cider vinegar
  • cinnamon
  • nutmeg
  • cornstarch
  • oats
  • butter
  • brown sugar, you can make your own! Our recipe is found here.
  • whole wheat flour
  • peanut butter
You will also need the following:
  • food processor
  • 6 qt. slow cooker
  • large mixing bowl
  • kitchen knife
  • cutting board
  • measuring spoons
  • measuring cups
  • silicone spatula 
Now we are ready to begin!



Slow Cooker Apple Crisp
adapted from:  modern mommy hood
Updated: 11.12.2021

6-8 apples depending on size 
1/3 - 1/2 c sugar - depending on the sweetness of your apples
1 T cornstarch
1/2 t cinnamon
1 T apple cider vinegar
2 T water

Wash, dry, and peel the apples. Cut in quarters, remove the core sections, then slice thinly. 


In a large mixing bowl, combine the apple slices, cornstarch, cinnamon, apple cider vinegar, and water. 

Stir well to mix all together, then turn into a prepared 6-qt slow cooker. 

Set the temperature on high.

1 c old fashion or quick oats, see note below. 
1 c whole wheat flour 
1/2 c sugar
1/4 c brown sugar
1 t cinnamon
1/4 t nutmeg
1/2 c butter
2 T peanut butter OR almond butter

Add all ingredients to the work bowl of a food processor. Pulse to combine the ingredients, then process until completely mixed together and begins to "clump" slightly. 


Spoon evenly over the top of the apples.

Cover and cook on high for two hours. 

Remove cover and cook one additional hour to crisp the topping. 

Remove the cooking crock from the base, let dessert cool slightly before serving. 

Note: if using old-fashioned oats, you may wish to pulse the oats a few times before adding the remaining ingredients, this will ensure a consistent texture in the topping. 

Storage options for Slow Cooker Apple Crisp. Store covered at room temperature for up to two days. For longer storage, you may store it in the refrigerator for up to five days. Freeze for longer storage if needed, but expect a change in the topping texture. Thaw in the refrigerator before serving. 


UPDATE:  For your convenience, a "copy and paste" version of Slow Cooker Apple Crisp has been included below. 

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Printable "copy and paste" version:


Slow Cooker Apple Crisp
adapted from:  modern mommy hood
Updated: 11.12.2021

6-8 apples depending on size 
1/3 - 1/2 c sugar - depending on the sweetness of your apples
1 T cornstarch
1/2 t cinnamon
1 T apple cider vinegar
2 T water

Wash, dry, and peel the apples. Cut in quarters, remove the core sections, then slice thinly. 

In a large mixing bowl, combine the apple slices, cornstarch, cinnamon, apple cider vinegar, and water. 

Stir well to mix all together, then turn into a prepared 6-qt slow cooker. 

Set the temperature on high.

1 c old fashion or quick oats, see note below. 
1 c whole wheat flour 
1/2 c sugar
1/4 c brown sugar
1 t cinnamon
1/4 t nutmeg
1/2 c butter
2 T peanut butter OR almond butter

Add all ingredients to the work bowl of a food processor. Pulse to combine the ingredients, then process until completely mixed together and begins to "clump" slightly. 

Spoon evenly over the top of the apples.

Cover and cook on high for two hours. 

Remove cover and cook one additional hour to crisp the topping. 

Remove the cooking crock from the base, let dessert cool slightly before serving. 

Note: if using old-fashioned oats, you may wish to pulse the oats a few times before adding the remaining ingredients, this will ensure a consistent texture in the topping. 

Storage options for Slow Cooker Apple Crisp. Store covered at room temperature for up to two days. For longer storage, you may store it in the refrigerator for up to five days. Freeze for longer storage if needed, but expect a change in the topping texture. Thaw in the refrigerator before serving. 

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  1. This apple crisp looks and sounds so good. I love using this crockpot during the cooler months. Thanks for the blog visit to my Brooklyn Bridge Park blog post!

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    1. Slow cook and no cook are my favorites in hot weather!

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  2. Looks and sounds so good! Thanks so much for linking up with me at #AThemedLinkup 42 for Crock Pot and Instant Pot Recipes, open until February 17. Shared on social media.

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    1. Thanks so much, I appreciate it! Have a great week ahead.

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  3. CONGRATS! Your post is FEATURED at #AThemedLinkup 43 for Handcrafted Jewelry from my previous linkup for Crock Pot and Instant Pot Recipes.

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  4. Thanks so much for linking up at the Unlimited Link Party 61. Pinned!

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  5. Num, might substitute this for apple pie this year!!! NUM_NUM_NUM!

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    1. Slow Cooker Apple Crisp goes great with a smidge of ice cream! It would make a lovely dessert this holiday season, thanks for stopping by, I appreciate it.

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  6. This sounds delicious! I bet the peanut butter is a really nice addition of flavor. Pinned.

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  7. Sounds delicious. Thank you for sharing at Handmade Monday.

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