Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Crockpot Apple Crisp

Happy Tuesday everyone!! It's officially Fall here in TX (well as fall as it gets) and so I thought I'd give you an awesome fall recipe to start the week. This recipe will make your whole house smell like fall and it tastes awesome!!

6 cups apples, peeled, cored, and diced (about 12 small apples)
1 cup flour
1/2 cup brown sugar (light or dark)
1/2 cup & 1/3 cup sugar, divided
1 tsp. Cinnamon (divided in half)
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
pinch of salt
1 stick of butter, softened
1 cup walnuts, chopped
1 Tbsp. cornstarch
1/2 tsp. ground ginger
2 Tbsp. lemon juice (optional)

TIP: The lemon juice keeps the apples from turning brown and make the apples more moist while cooking. You can substitute in lime juice or water if you don't have lemon juice.

To start off, peel core and dice your apples until you have 6 cups (about 12 small apples). I admit, this part takes awhile but it's worth it. Also if you have an apple corer the process go 20x faster. Once you have all your apples cut up, throw them in your crockpot. It should look something like this:

Next, in a separate bowl, mix together 1/3 cup sugar, cornstarch, ginger and 1/2 tsp. cinnamon. Add this mixture to your apples and toss to coat. Next add in your lemon juice (or lime juice or water). and toss your apples to coat. Your apples should look like this:

In a separate large mixing bowl, mix together your flour, brown sugar, 1/2 cup sugar, 1/2 tsp. cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Next, add in your butter. You want to mix the butter together with the flour mixture until it is crumbly. You can do this with a fork, but I found it easier just to mash it together with my fingers. Then, add your walnuts into your flour mixture and mix together. Pour your flour/walnut mixture over the top of your apples but DO NOT mix together. You want the flour mixture to sit on top while your apples cook. This is what your recipe should look like at this point:

Cook your apple crisp on low for 4 hours or on high for 2 hours (cooking on low is better!). When there is about an hour left in cooking, partially uncover the top of your crockpot so some air can escape and the top of the apple crisp will harden some. After the 4 hours are over, enjoy!! Here is a picture of the final product (sorry it's so dark, my lighting wasn't very good)

Happy Cooking
& Enjoy!
This recipe was adapted from here


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