Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Slow Cooker Apple Crisp

I use my slow cooker all the time for main dishes and every once in a while for side dishes but I've never made a dessert in it. Recently I've seen several recipes for cobblers or crisps made in the slow cooker. Curious, I decided to give it a try.

I cooked this on low for about four hours. I removed the lid and placed a towel underneath to help remove the moisture and increase the "crispness". The addition of the butterscotch pudding gives this a wonderful caramel flavor. While this doesn't have quite the same crunch and as one baked in the oven, it makes a delicious dessert and you can't beat the smell of the apples cooking in the kitchen.



Slow Cooker Apple Crisp
Recipe courtesy of CD Kitchen

5 large sliced peeled tart apples
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup quick-cooking oats
1 package (3-1/2-ounce size) cook-and-serve butterscotch pudding mix
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup cold butter or margarine
Vanilla ice cream or Whipping Cream -- optional


PREPARATION:

Place apples in a 3-qt. slow cooker.

In a bowl, combine the brown sugar, flour, oats, pudding mix and cinnamon. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle over the apples.

Cover and cook on low for 5 hours or until apples are tender. Serve with ice cream or whipping cream, if desired.

I am linking this to Tasty Tuesday, Tuesday's at the Table, Tempt My Tummy Tuesday and Tuesday Night Supper Club.

9 comments:

  1. You really do get great use out of your slow cooker! The crisp looks delicious. I'm going to have to dig mine out and start using it more!

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  2. I love apple crisp. Slow cookers are great especially if it's hot outside, they won't heat up the house.

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  3. Bravo,Julie! I'm bookmarking this for those hot summer days when I use my slow cooker on the patio to keep the heat out of the house. It looks yummy and anything that goes over ice cream is a smashing success here!

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  4. I have heard of this, but never seen it done. I will have to keep this in mind as I think I'll need some recipes that don't heat up the house for later this summer :)

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  5. I must say Julie I am impressed that you tried it; it has been on my Should I? list. I cn imagine how good it smells.
    Rita

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  6. When you think of the electric savings not heating the whole oven a little lack of crispness is just fine. Great recipe for the end of summer when fresh apples are in the farmers' markets!

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  7. I've never thought to bake with my slow cooker but I do love the idea of having the scent of apple crisp wafting in my kitchen all day. Looks delicious!

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  8. I would have never thought of making dessert in a slow cooker. What an amazing idea!

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