Slow cooker apple crumble topped with whipped cream in a round white bowl next to sliced apples on a bamboo tray with a stainless steel spoon in front and a white and brown towel behind all on a wooden surface (with logo overlay)

Slow Cooker Apple Crumble

Break out the slow cooker this fall for more than just a hearty dinner. It can be used to create a warm dessert such as this apple crumble.

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As the weather cools off and we dip into Fall, it’s time for all of the warm comfort foods that a slow cooker brings. And I don’t just mean soups and stews for dinner. The slow cooker is also great for warm drinks and a hot dessert.

A few years ago, I started making my mother-in-law’s recipe for apple crisp. I took the idea of that recipe but decided to try it out in the slow cooker. It was so easy, and made the house smell amazing for hours!

Step by Step

Ingredients

  • 4 red apples, thinly sliced and cored
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp flour
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 cups plain bread crumbs
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 8 tbsp butter
Ingredients for slow cooker apple crumble in stainless steel bowls on a wooden surface

Preparation

In a large bowl, combine the apples, sugar, and lemon juice.

Sliced apples with lemon juice and sugar in a stainless steel bowl on a wooden surface

In another large bowl, whisk the flour, cinnamon, bread crumbs, and brown sugar. Use a pastry blender or two butter knives to cut in the butter until a crumbly mixture forms.

Crumble mixture in a stainless steel bowl on a wooden surface

Layer 1/3 of the bread crumb mixture in the bottom of the slow cooker. Add half of the apples on top. Add another layer of bread crumbs, the remaining apples, then top with the remaining bread crumbs.

Apples and crumble mixture layered in a slow cooker on a wooden surface

Cover and cook on high for 4 hours. Serve warm with whipped topping or ice cream.

Slow cooker apple crumble topped with whipped cream in a round white bowl next to sliced apples on a bamboo tray with a stainless steel spoon in front and a white and brown towel behind all on a wooden surface (vertical)

Leftovers

Leftover apple crumble can be stored in an airtight container once it has cooled completely. Place it in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 days. Apple crumble can be enjoyed cold or warmed on the stovetop over medium heat for about 5-10 minutes, until warmed through.

Recipe

Originally Published On: August 25, 2021

Slow cooker apple crumble topped with whipped cream in a round white bowl next to sliced apples on a bamboo tray with a stainless steel spoon in front and a white and brown towel behind all on a wooden surface

Slow Cooker Apple Crumble

Break out the slow cooker this fall for more than just a hearty dinner. It can be used to create a warm dessert such as this apple crumble.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 10 minutes
Course:
Dessert
Cuisine:
American
Diet
Vegetarian
Keyword:
apples
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cinnamon
|
fall
|
slow cooker
Dietary Needs:
Egg-Free
|
Nut-Free
Cooking Method:
Slow-Cooker
Servings: 10
5 from 7 votes

Ingredients

  • 4 red apples (thinly sliced and cored)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp flour
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 cups plain bread crumbs
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 8 tbsp butter

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, combine the apples, sugar, and lemon juice
  • In another large bowl, whisk the flour, cinnamon, bread crumbs, and brown sugar
  • Use a pastry blender or two butter knives to cut in the butter until a crumbly mixture forms
  • Layer 1/3 of the bread crumb mixture in the bottom of the slow cooker
  • Add half of the apples on top
  • Add another layer of bread crumbs, the remaining apples, then top with the remaining bread crumbs
  • Cover and cook on high for 4 hours
  • Serve warm with whipped topping or ice cream
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Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Apple Crumble
Amount Per Serving (0.5 cup)
Calories 369 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 6g30%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 24mg8%
Sodium 245mg10%
Potassium 159mg5%
Carbohydrates 68g23%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 50g56%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 320IU6%
Vitamin C 5mg6%
Calcium 67mg7%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

All nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered estimates. Actual nutrition content will vary based on brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes, and more.

Slow Cooker Apple Crumble FAQs

What type of apples work best?

Any red apple will work, but I like to use gala apples for this. They are firm so hold their shape, and not too sweet or tart.

How do you “cut in” butter?

There are multiple ways to cut the butter into the crumble. Check out this website for an explanation: https://www.landolakes.com/expert-advice/how-to-cut-in-butter/

20 thoughts on “Slow Cooker Apple Crumble”

  1. 5 stars
    This recipe for Slow Cooker Apple Crumble! I did not now you could cook them in the slow cooker and the house smelled amazing! The flavors are perfect too. Thanks for the recipe!

  2. 5 stars
    Thanks so much for this recipe. It was a hit with the family and was so easy to make in the slow cooker. Will be making this again and again.

  3. I love apple crumble – it’s one of my favourite desserts! Your recipe sounds great – I’ll give it a try at the weekend…

  4. Apple is such a nutritious fruit. A slow cooker apple crumble is a great idea and the recipe is well illustrated with helpful photos!

  5. Ooh, this sounds delicious and exciting. It makes me taste fall already! But what happens if you don’t have a slower cooker? They are super rare here in Japan.

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