Slow-Cooker Apple Crisp


Let your Crock-Pot do the work for this easy slow-cooker apple crisp. It tastes just like a classic apple crisp, with the apple combination adding a sweet and tart balance in each bite. It's sure to become a new fall favorite.

Slow-Cooker Apple Crisp
Active Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 15 mins
Nutrition Profile:


  • ½ cup old-fashioned rolled oats

  • ¾ cup light brown sugar, divided

  • ½ cup white whole-wheat flour, plus 2 tablespoons, divided

  • ½ teaspoon salt, divided

  • ½ teaspoon apple pie spice, divided

  • 6 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into small cubes

  • ¼ cup toasted chopped pecans

  • 4 large Granny Smith apples (about 2 pounds), peeled, cored and sliced 1/3 inch thick

  • 4 medium McIntosh apples (about 1 pound), peeled, cored and sliced 1/3 inch thick

  • 1 ½ tablespoons lemon juice


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Spread oats in an even layer on the parchment. Bake until aromatic and lightly browned, about 8 minutes. Transfer the oats to a medium bowl and let cool to room temperature, about 10 minutes.

  2. Add 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/2 cup flour, 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon apple pie spice to the oats in the bowl; stir to combine. Cut in butter using a pastry blender or 2 knives until the mixture is crumbly. Stir in pecans. Refrigerate the mixture, uncovered, until ready to use (or covered for up to 1 day).

  3. Lightly coat a 6-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Combine Granny Smith and McIntosh apples, lemon juice and the remaining 1/4 cup brown sugar, 2 tablespoons flour and 1/4 teaspoon each salt and apple pie spice in a large bowl; toss well to completely coat the apples. Transfer the mixture to the prepared slow cooker. Sprinkle evenly with the oat mixture.

  4. Place 4 layers of paper towels over the top of the slow cooker, extending over the rim; cover with the lid, holding the paper towels in place. (The paper towels prevent condensation from dripping onto the oat mixture as it cooks.) Cook on High until the apples are tender and the oat mixture is caramelized around the edges and crispy, 2 to 3 hours. Serve warm.


To make ahead: Refrigerate topping (Steps 1-2) in an airtight container for up to 1 day.

Equipment: Parchment paper; 6-quart slow cooker

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

234 Calories
10g Fat
37g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Serving Size about 1/2 cup
Calories 234
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 37g 13%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Total Sugars 24g
Protein 2g 4%
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 18mg 6%
Vitamin A 331IU 7%
Sodium 122mg 5%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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