Walnut Apple Crisp


Let your slow cooker do the work in this walnut apple crisp recipe. As a simple, make-ahead dessert, it is perfect for entertaining, especially when life gets too busy for rolling pie dough!

Walnut Apple Crisp
Photo: Karla Conrad
Prep Time:
10 mins
Slow Cook Time:
4 hrs
Total Time:
4 hrs 10 mins


  • Nonstick cooking spray

  • 3 tablespoon granulated sugar

  • 2 teaspoon lemon juice

  • 1 ½ teaspoon cornstarch

  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 6 large tart cooking apples, peeled (if desired) and cut into 1/2-inch wedges (10 cups)

  • ½ cup all-purpose flour

  • ¼ cup granulated sugar

  • ¼ cup packed light brown sugar

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • Dash salt

  • ¼ cup unsalted butter, cut into pieces

  • ½ cup chopped walnuts

  • Vanilla ice cream (optional)


  1. Coat a 2- to 4-quart slow cooker with cooking spray; set aside.

  2. In an extra-large bowl combine 3 tablespoons granulated sugar, lemon juice, cornstarch, ginger, and 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon. Gently stir in apples. Transfer apple mixture to the prepared cooker.

  3. For topping, in a small bowl stir together flour, 1/4 cup granulated sugar, brown sugar, 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Using a pastry blender, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in walnuts. Sprinkle topping over apple mixture.

  4. Cover and cook on low-heat setting about 4 hours or on high-heat setting about 2 hours or until apples are tender. If desired, serve with ice cream.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

240 Calories
11g Fat
37g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 240
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Sodium 41mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 37g 13%
Protein 2g

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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