With a super crisp, nutty topping blanketing a warm and cozy, apple cinnamon-spiced filling, this Skinny Slow Cooker Apple Crisp is absolutely irresistible! Vegan, Paleo, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free. Thanks so much to Pampered Chef for sponsoring this deliciousness!

With a super crisp, nutty topping blanketing a warm and cozy, apple cinnamon-spiced filling, this Skinny Slow Cooker Apple Crisp is absolutely irresistible! Vegan, Paleo, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free.

With warmer days in the rearview mirror, I have my sights narrowed in on fall baking. At the top of the must-cook list is apple crisp, the fuss-free cousin to apple pie. With the help of my Pampered Chef Rockcrok® 4-qt. Slow Cooker Set and a few other fun finds, this easy fall classic is easier than ever. Winning!

It’s these little wins that make this time of year even more special. It makes life so much sweeter when you can serve your friends and family their favorite dessert while still being able to enjoy the magic of the season. I’m such a fan of how Pampered Chef offers products that solve everyday cooking and baking problems through fabulous easy-to-use tools and entertaining inspiration.

With a super crisp, nutty topping blanketing a warm and cozy, apple cinnamon-spiced filling, this Skinny Slow Cooker Apple Crisp is absolutely irresistible! Vegan, Paleo, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free.

One of the best things about making dessert crisps is that it doesn’t require precision, or even exact measurements. You have plenty of leeway to make this slow-cooking crisp your own. Just think of this recipe as a guide – load up on extra cinnamon, cut it out all together, or swap it for a medley of other warming spices, like nutmeg, cardamom, and allspice. You could even swap some of the pecans for oats, if you’re not concerned with keeping this Paleo.

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The most time-consuming task for this recipe is coring and slicing the apples, but honestly that couldn’t be easier when you have a handy dandy Apple Wedger. I’m loving this dishwasher-safe, stainless steel one from Pampered Chef. There’s no struggling with the apple, it slices right through, easy peasy. What a time saver!

For this recipe, though, you’ll also want a high-quality knife to get your apple slices as thin as possible. My most beloved kitchen utensil is Pampered Chef’s new 8” Chef’s Knife. Seriously a MUST for all of my foodie friends! It has pinch-grip indicators, showing you where to place your index finger and thumb, to give you the most comfortable grip with great control, balance and strength while cutting. You’ll find all of that slicing, dicing and mincing effortless! I especially appreciate the storage cover for safety in the kitchen. So important, if you’re like me, with little kiddos running around.

With a super crisp, nutty topping blanketing a warm and cozy, apple cinnamon-spiced filling, this Skinny Slow Cooker Apple Crisp is absolutely irresistible! Vegan, Paleo, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free.

I’ve made many crisps in the oven, but there’s no denying how scrumptious slow cooking apples taste (and smells!). There’s nothing quite like that sweet, crisp topping that blankets the soft, stewed cinnamon apples. Keep your topping nice and crisp in the slow cooker by using a sheet of paper towels to cover the top of the slow cooker before placing the lid on, steam will be absorbed and condensation will drip onto the paper towels instead of onto the crisp topping. The result is an apple crisp topping that isn’t soggy, but lightly browned and crunchy. Perfection!

With a super crisp, nutty topping blanketing a warm and cozy, apple cinnamon-spiced filling, this Skinny Slow Cooker Apple Crisp is absolutely irresistible! Vegan, Paleo, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free.

My new Pampered Chef Rockcrok® 4-qt. Slow Cooker Set is seriously the best slow cooker ever! It’s great for everyday cooking, and it’s absolutely perfect for entertaining. The Dutch oven bowl lifts straight up out of the slow cooker stand to allow for easy transfer of food from the oven or stovetop to the stand or table without having to change pots or pans. There is a warm setting, so that even if you’re not actually slow cooking something, you can simply use the stand to keep food heated – perfect for entertaining this coming holiday season!

With a super crisp, nutty topping blanketing a warm and cozy, apple cinnamon-spiced filling, this Skinny Slow Cooker Apple Crisp is absolutely irresistible! Vegan, Paleo, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free.

What are you waiting for? Give this delectable fall dessert a try and leave your friends and family begging for seconds! It’s as simple as  tossing in a few ingredients, turning on the slow cooker and returning a few hours later to smell and devour all of this deliciousness. It makes for such a wonderful complement to crisp fall evenings and a piping hot cup of coffee or tea. Top it off with a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream, and then stand by and accept the accolades.

With a super crisp, nutty topping blanketing a warm and cozy, apple cinnamon-spiced filling, this Skinny Slow Cooker Apple Crisp is absolutely irresistible! Vegan, Paleo, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free.
With a super crisp, nutty topping blanketing a warm and cozy, apple cinnamon-spiced filling, this Skinny Slow Cooker Apple Crisp is absolutely irresistible! Vegan, Paleo, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free.
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5 from 2 votes
Servings:6 servings
Skinny Slow Cooker Apple Crisp
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
4 hrs
Total Time:
4 hrs 15 mins
 

With a super crisp, nutty topping blanketing a warm and cozy, apple cinnamon-spiced filling, this Skinny Slow Cooker Apple Crisp is absolutely irresistible! 

Ingredients
For the apple filling:
  • 4-5 apples, thinly sliced (peel, if desired, but I don't)* (about 7 cups and 2 pounds)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice, 1/2 lemon juiced
  • 2 tablespoons maple or pancake syrup (honey would work, but is not vegan)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
For the crisp topping:
  • ¾ cup pecans, chopped
  • ½ cup almond meal/flour
  • 2 tablespoons maple or pancake syrup (honey would work, but is not vegan)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Instructions
  1. Add apples and lemon juice to a large mixing bowl, and toss to combine. Stir in the maple syrup and cinnamon until completely combined. Pour the mixture into the bowl of the slow cooker, and spread it out so that it is in an even layer.

  2. Add all topping ingredients to a medium bowl. Stir ingredients until crumbles form. Evenly spoon mixture over apples.
  3. Place a dish towel or a few paper towels on top of the slow cooker, and place the lid on top of the towel(s). This will help soak up the condensation that forms along the top of the lid, and keep the topping nice and crisp.
  4. Cook on high for 3-4 hours, or on low for 6-8 hours until the apples are soft and cooked through.
  5. Enjoy immediately with whipped cream or ice cream! You can also cover the slow cooker with foil, or transfer to an airtight container, and store in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. Or cover the slow cooker with foil and store at room temperature for up to 2 days. The topping is more likely to stay crispy if stored at room temperature.

Recipe Notes

*Use any favorite apple. My personal faves are Gala, Honeycrisp or Fuji.

**In an effort to keep this recipe figure-friendly, the topping does not completely cover the apple filling. For more topping that will cover the apple filling completely, simply double the topping recipe or add in oats and more maple syrup.

Author: Kim
Course: Dessert

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With a super crisp, nutty topping blanketing a warm and cozy, apple cinnamon-spiced filling, this Skinny Slow Cooker Apple Crisp is absolutely irresistible! Vegan, Paleo, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free.

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With a super crisp, nutty topping blanketing a warm and cozy, apple cinnamon-spiced filling, this Skinny Slow Cooker Apple Crisp is absolutely irresistible! Vegan, Paleo, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free.

Something to think about….

What’s your favorite thing to cook up in the slow cooker? Have you ever tried making a dessert in your slow cooker?

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