Monday, November 19, 2012

Crock Pot Apple Crisp

Hello Thanksgiving week!
And hello perfect Thanksgiving dessert!

I'm not a big 'fruit in dessert' fan  As a matter of fact I can't think of one dessert I like that has fruit in it. Except this one, and even then I was a little weirded out by the apple pieces. 
I know, I am strange.
 But, this apple crisp is delicious, it has the perfect touch of fall spices and sweetness!

I wouldn't exactly call this recipe easy because you have to peel, core, and chop apples. Once that's done, the recipe is easy.

What you need:

Walnut mixture:
1 Cup Flour
1/2 Cup Light Brown Sugar
1/2 Cup Sugar
1/2 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
1/4 Teaspoon Ground Nutmeg
1 Pinch of Salt
 1/2 Cup Butter, cut into pieces
1 Cup Chopped Walnuts

Constarch mixture:
1/3 Cup Sugar, or to taste
1 Tablespoon Cornstarch
1/2 Teaspoon Ground Ginger
1/2 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
6 Apples, cored, peeled, and chopped
2 Tablespoons Lemon Juice

What to do:

1. Mix flour, brown sugar, 1/2 cup sugar, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt in a bowl. Combine butter with this mixture using hands or a fork until crumbs form. Mix in walnuts and set aside.

2. Whisk together 1/3 cup of sugar, cornstarch, ginger, and 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon in small bowl.

3. Place the apples into the crock pot and stir in the cornstarch mixture, toss with lemon juice. Sprinkle the walnut topping on top.

4. Cook on high for 2 hours, or on low for 4 hours, until the apples are tender. Once tender, partially uncover the crock pot for 1 hour to allow the top to get crispy.

Oh, I guess I should add vanilla ice cream to the ingredients list, it makes it so much more delicious!

Original recipe here.

What are you in charge of for Thanksgiving? 

I, of course, volunteered to make the desserts. 
My family is coming to stay with us from Texas, we are SO excited!


  1. i've always wanted to try making apple crisp in the crock pot! i'm sure it makes your house smell so good!!

  2. Me too! I don't do don't fruit pies or any dessert with fruit! Well except for strawberry shortcake. But yes, apple pie and I are not friends but I'll take the ice cream :)

    I will add that I think it is incredible that you can make a dessert in the crock pot!

  3. yummmm!! i am starving and laying in bed and should not be thinking about eating right now...but i totally am. and am totally going to go find something to eat. lol. thanks for sharing this recipe - it looks amazing.
    sounds like you have an awesome thanksgiving planned.
    we are hosting...steve always makes the turkey and i make a few sides. i STINK at cooking and baking. always praying that i don't burn the house down! :)
    wishing you a wonderful one, whitney. <3

  4. I'm not a fruit dessert person either! I don't even eat pie. Like Faith, I'll take the ice cream...with a warm brownie. For Thanksgiving I'm the helper. The husband is making a dessert, an appetizer and cranberry sauce for my parents house.

  5. This looks AMAZING. I would never have thought to cook apple crisp-like dessert in the crock pot!

  6. Yummmmm! This looks AMAZING! I'm with you on the anti fruity desserts...but I make exceptions and this needs to be one of them. Hope you are having a blast with the fam!! Love you!

  7. wow this sounds amazing whitney!
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    ellie x