Easy Slow Cooker Apple Crisp

With the summer heat upon, I still want something sweet, and usually, that involves baking. I am on a mission to find tasty meals that I can make in my slow cooker. I am looking for the same great taste, same texture, same everything. I’m going to start off with this easy slow cooker apple crisp dessert.

slow cooker apple crisp

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I have been spending the summer cooking and baking in my slow cooker. I am working on reducing the heat in the house and reducing our energy cost with it. But I still want to feed my family full meals and enjoy delicious, tasty desserts, like this one.

SuperStore now has Flashfood, if you are in Canada you should definitely check it out. This is where I got a box of baking apples perfect for apple crisp, apple pies, and both my kids snacking and our chickens.

What You Need:

Apple Filling

Crisp Topping

  • 1 cup oats
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 4 tbsp butter or coconut oil, melted
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

How to make Slow Cooker Apple Crisp

Start with 8 apples, peel, and sliced them. I used Gala apples as that’s what was in my fridge as they are our favorite apples to snack on.

slow cooker apple crisp - whole, peeled apples

Lightly butter the inside of your slow cooker. You don’t want your apple to bake to the pan. Alternatively, you could use slow cooker liners which makes cleaning much easier.

If you want to make clean-up easy get some slow cooker liners. Cook your meal in liners and then toss them out when you are finished. Nothing gets easier than no dishes to clean.

Mix together your apple slices and other apple ingredients. You want the apples coated well. Spread the apple slices in the bottom, making sure to cover the whole bottom.

slow cooker apple crisp - slices of apples covered in cinnamon and sugar

Next, we are going to combine the sugar, flour, rolled oats, and cinnamon in a mixing bowl. This is the topping that you are going to sprinkle over the base of apples.

Mix in either melted butter or melted coconut oil. I have used both and like both equally, I just use what I have on hand.

slow cooker apple crisp - crisp crumble over apple slices

Cook on low for 5-6 hours or on high for 3 hours.

I couldn’t get enough of this! While it didn’t have the full toasty/crispiness that oven-baked has, it was still there just not the whole top of it.

Blake said this slow cooker apple crisp didn’t quite make the mark for him. The girls loved it like their Momma. It was better than my microwave apple crisp, which you could also make to beat the baking heat if you don’t have a slow cooker.

slow cooker apple crisp

Maybe you only have one apple in the house and you really want a treat, this single-serve apple crisp hits the spot.

Do you do less baking in the summer as well? If you have a favorite slow cooker dessert recipe? I’d love to have you share it!

slow cooker apple crisp
Yield: 5

Slow Cooker Apple Crisp

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 hours
Total Time: 5 hours 10 minutes

Slow cooker apple crisp. A warm sweet treat for any time of the year. Top with some vanilla ice cream for a little some extra.



  • 8 apples, peeled and sliced
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar


  • 1 cup oats
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 4 tbsp butter or coconut oil, melted
  • 1 tsp cinnamon


  1. Butter the inside of your slow cooker lightly.
  2. Mix together your apple slices and other apple ingredients. You want the apples coated well.
  3. Spread the apples evenly over the bottom of the slow cooker.
  4. Combined the dry ingredients, of your crisp. You can use the same bowl as you used for the apples.
  5. Mix in your melted butter or coconut oil.
  6. Spread over your apples. Cover.
  7. Cook on low for 5-6 hours or high for 3 hours.

Nutrition Information:

Serving Size:

1 grams

Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g

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