Mid-Week Mixers: Slow Cooker Apple Crisp

apple crispWe’re back in November with another great slow cooker recipe from Naomi. Share your favorite slow cooker recipe in the comments!

Naomi says: For Thanksgiving, I did a whole bunch of cooking and wanted dessert to be really simple and not have to play with it. As my standard practice, I started stumbling in my favorite recipe sites for anything dessert and crock pot. This one glared at me and I knew it would be the Blackburn Thanksgiving dessert. It did not disappoint. The apples were loaded with cinnamon and the topping was extra special with its’ walnuts loaded into it.

Note: I served this with a French Vanilla ice cream. I took the picture prior to adding it so the picture would show how it looks.


1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 pinch salt
1 stick butter, cut into pieces
1 cup chopped walnut
1/3 cup white sugar, or to taste
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
6 cups apples – peeled, cored and chopped
2 tablespoons lemon juice



1) Mix flour, brown sugar, 1/2 cup of white sugar, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt together in a bowl. Combine butter with the flour mixture using fingers or a fork until coarse crumbs form. Stir in walnuts and set aside.


2) Whisk together 1/3 cup sugar, cornstarch, ginger, and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon. Place the apples in a slow cooker, stir in the cornstarch mixture; toss with lemon juice.

3) Sprinkle the walnut crumb topping on top.

4) Cover and cook on High for 2 hours or Low for 4 hours, until apples are tender.

5) Partially uncover the slow cooker to allow the topping to harden, about 1 hour.

Adapted: Allrecipes.com

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5 Comments on “Mid-Week Mixers: Slow Cooker Apple Crisp”

  1. sherry fundin November 6, 2013 at 9:46 am #

    Looks delicious. Great time of year for apple anything. ^_^

  2. Jane Straugh November 6, 2013 at 6:18 pm #

    Wow this looks simply divine and you have just given me a good idea for Thanksgiving dessert. I think I will attempt to make this, this year. It looks so easy and while I am cooking Thanksgiving dinner I can have this already cooking in the crock pot. It looks so easy!

  3. Kathleen Valentine November 12, 2013 at 8:52 pm #

    Well, now that I have my new Ninja 3-in-1 I will absolutely have to do this!!!

  4. Cynthia Blain November 12, 2013 at 10:22 pm #

    I love recipes that make your home smell divine and this will do just that with the slow cooking fragrances drifting through your home. Ummm. Looking forward to making it.
    I don’t care for the slow cooker for too many things, but this might be one of them.

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