Keep the kitchen cool and make this decadent Crock Pot Apple Crisp. It is rich and delicious while being simple to make. Top with ice cream for a real treat.

Crock pot apple crisp in slow cooker.
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Crock pot apple crisp

Crock pot apple crisp will make your entire house smell amazing as it cooks. The aroma of cinnamon and sugar blended with apples simmers to perfection. These crockpot apples are so tender and the crisp topping is heavenly.

If you enjoy apple desserts, try making Apple Pie Cookies  and Caramel apple dump cake,

What is the difference between apple pie and apple crisp?

Traditionally, a pie has a flaky and buttery crust on the bottom. The pie crust is topped with a pie filling and baked. It is then baked and served in slices.

Whereas, an apple crisp has a crumble instead of a crust. It is a tasty oat topping that pairs perfectly with the apple mixture. The combination of oats, flour and more result in a crumble topping everyone enjoys.

They are both delicious. However, apple crisp is a bit easier to make and more forgiving than making a pie crust.

Ingredients for Crock pot apple crisp.

Ingredients:

  • Apple Pie Filling
  • Brown Sugar
  • Rolled Oats
  • All Purpose Flour
  • Salted Butter, melted
  • Ground Cinnamon
  • Salt

How to make apple crisp in crock pot:

  • Prepare the crock pot. Spray a 5 or 6 quart crock pot with non-stick cooking spray. This step is important as it makes cleanup so much easier. You can also use a crock pot liner if you prefer.
Apples spread on bottom of crock pot.
  • Add the apple pie filling. Spread the apple pie filling into the bottom of the slow cooker.
  • Combine the ingredients. In a large mixing bowl, mix together the other ingredients. Then evenly pour this mixture on top of the apple pie filling in the crock pot.
Topping in bowl.
  • Cook on high. Cover and cook on high for 2 hours to 2 ½ hours until the edges are browned slightly and the apple crisp is cooked through. Be careful that you do not overcook this.
  • Serve and enjoy. Then serve warmed topped with ice cream or whipped cream and enjoy!
Topping on apples ready to cook.

How to store:

Refrigerate the leftover apple crisp in an airtight container for up to 1 week. Reheat the leftovers before serving as this recipe is best served warmed.

You can freeze apple crisp inside an airtight container. Place in the freezer up to 3 months. Allow this to thaw in the fridge overnight when ready to enjoy.

How to make apple crisp topping?

It is a delicious blend of oats, flour, brown sugar, cinnamon and more. Everything is combined and sprinkled on top of the apple mixture.

The topping is baked until golden and crispy. It is absolutely fabulous.

You will not believe how easy it is to make in the crockpot. The topping is my favorite part. It is so buttery and rich and tastes amazing with the apples.

Topping ideas:

  • Vanilla ice cream. The crisp is served warm so the ice cream melts and makes each bite so amazing.
  • Butter Pecan Ice Cream. The pecans in this combine perfectly with the apple crisp.
  • Caramel sauce. The combination of caramel and apple result in a super rich and decadent dessert.
  • Whipped cream. Feel free to use store bought or homemade whipped cream.

The apple crisp is amazing alone. However, it really takes this dessert to the next level with a few toppings.

Our favorite is the combination of vanilla ice cream, caramel sauce and whipped cream. It is heavenly with the apple crisp.

Crock pot apple crisp in bowl with ice cream.

Variation ideas:

  • Pie filling. You can use any pie filling recipe including other varieties. Peach and blueberry make great options. Both of these are delicious.
  • Granny Smith. You can use fresh sliced apples with lemon juice in this recipe.
  • Nuts. Add chopped nuts to the topping for an added crunch and more flavor. Chopped pecans or walnuts taste great in this recipe.
  • Gluten free. Substitute gluten free flour for the all purpose flour in this recipe.
  • Vegan. You can use coconut oil instead of butter for a vegan option.

Make ahead.

The topping is very freezer friendly. You can mix this together and place inside a freezer bag.

Freeze up to 3 months. Sprinkle on fruit and bake as normal. It is so delicious and really easy to make ahead.

You might want to keep a bag of topping in the freezer for when the craving hits.

Crock pot apple crisp in bowl with ice cream.

Can you use fresh apples?

Yes, you can use 6 apples thinly sliced. It is important to slice them as evenly as possible. This will help the apples to cook at the same speed.

If you are using fresh apples, we suggest using Granny Smith, Honey Crisp, Golden Delicious or Pink lady. Feel free to combine different types of apples.

Crock pot apple crisp in bowl with ice cream.

This process is easier if you have an apple corer to quickly remove the cores. Of course, this is optional but so helpful.

The best results come from using a blend of sweet and tart apples that hold up well during baking. You do not want the apples to get overly mushy while baking.

The fresh apples will need to be combined with a tablespoon lemon juice, ⅓ cup sugar, a tablespoon of cornstarch and a teaspoon of cinnamon.

Crock pot apple crisp in bowl with ice cream.

Tips for Slow Cooker Apple Crisp:

  • Cooking time. Crock pots can vary and the cooking time may need to be adjusted.
  • Remove the lid. If the top is not getting crispy, remove the lid in the last few minutes of cooking. This will help to remove any condensation that has formed.
  • Crockpot liners. Line the slow cooker with a liner to make clean up easy. This is such a time saver and very convenient. If you do not have any, make sure to spray the crock with cooking spray.
  • Omit the oats. If you prefer a more streusel topping. omit the oats in the topping. The flour and other ingredients will combine to form a tasty topping for another option.
Crock pot apple crisp in slow cooker.

Let the slow cooker do the work.

Save oven space and make this amazing Apple Crisp using the crock pot. Not only will your house smell amazing as it cooks but it is delicious.

It is best served warm and we love to top with ice cream. The vanilla ice cream soaks into the apple crisp and makes the best dessert.

Give this recipe a try for a quick and easy dessert any night of the week. It is also inexpensive to make.

Everyone will enjoy this recipe. It does not require many ingredients and the directions are very simple to follow.

Crock pot apple crisp in bowl with ice cream.

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4.83 from 29 votes
Keep the kitchen cool and make this decadent Crock Pot Apple Crisp. It is rich and delicious while being simple to make. Top with ice cream for a real treat.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 40 minutes
Servings 9
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 329

Ingredients

  • 42 oz. Apple Pie Filling
  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 cup Rolled Oats
  • 1/2 cup All Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 cup Salted Butter melted
  • 1 tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp Salt

Instructions

  • Spray a 5 or 6 quart crock pot with non-stick cooking spray. Spread the apple pie filling into the bottom of the slow cooker.
  • In a large mixing bowl, mix together the other ingredients. Then evenly pour this mixture on top of the apple pie filling in the crock pot.
  • Cover and cook on high for 2 hours to 2 ½ hours until the edges are browned slightly and the apple crisp is cooked through.
  • Then serve warmed topped with ice cream or whipped cream and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

*Refrigerate the leftover apple crisp in an airtight container for up to 1 week. Reheat the leftovers before serving as this crisp is best served warmed.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 329kcal, Carbohydrates 58g, Protein 2g, Fat 11g, Saturated Fat 7g, Polyunsaturated Fat 1g, Monounsaturated Fat 3g, Trans Fat 1g, Cholesterol 27mg, Sodium 212mg, Potassium 120mg, Fiber 3g, Sugar 30g, Vitamin A 348IU, Vitamin C 2mg, Calcium 26mg, Iron 1mg

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