I love this recipe because it is a toss it in and forget about kind of dish and yet good enough for company or a Sunday dinner.
The apples pictured in this post are all from my little Fuji apple tree in my back yard and it had a bumper crop this year. I managed to rescue most of them from the birds and the deer who had discovered the delights of my apple tree too.
I promised you a Crockpot trick and here it is:
The first time I made this recipe in the Crockpot I used a sneaky little trick that you may grow to love and find useful in your slow-cooker repetoire. It’s just this: You can control the moisture in your Crockpot using a couple of paper towels under the lid. That’s right, if you want to bake something in your Crockpot and have it be merely moist and not soggy, add 2-3 paper towels over the top of the pot and then place the lid on them. They will soak up a good deal of the moisture. If you wish you may change out the paper towels half-way through the cooking time to further control the moisture. Easy, right? And it’s worked for me many times. Give it a try!
This recipe uses the Oatie Mix-up from my baking Outside the Box Mix Method. Using my mixes I cut my kitchen time and save money significantly and still get that homemade taste. (And I know what ingredients I’m putting in my family’s tummies.) You can get the recipe for Oatie Mix-up on my website here.
This week on my blog I’m working hard on gift lists and trying to decide whether to ‘make it or buy it’. Please visit me at BakingOutside the Box.com. Enjoy! — Laura Hickman
Crockpot Caramel Apple Crisp
- 2 cups Oatie Mix-up
- 4 medium apples , cored and thinly sliced
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 tsp . cinnamon , divided
- 1/2 cup butter , melted
- 1/3 cup chopped walnuts or pecans (optional)
- Place sliced apples in a bowl.
- Stir together 1/2 tsp. of the cinnamon and sugar and pour this over the apples and stir to coat.
- Pour the cinnamon apple mixture in bottom of a greased Crockpot (or use a crockpot liner).
- In a small mixing bowl stir together Oatie Mix-up, 1/2 tsp. cinnamon and butter (and nuts if using), till mixture is crumbly.
- Sprinkle the topping mixture over the apples, thoroughly and evenly.
- Place 2 paper towels over the top of between the Crockpot and the lid to control moisture.
- Replace the paper towels halfway through cooking if needed.
- Cook on high 4-6 hours, till apples are fork tender.