If you are looking for a Thanksgiving dessert that is a little different and does not use your oven, I have the dessert for you.
Crock Pot Caramel Apple Crisp anyone?!
This dessert is so easy and so delicious. I have made this three times in the last few weeks and everyone has loved it.
All I did for this was simply adapt my caramel apple crisp for the crock pot. And by making it in the crock pot it makes a great Thanksgiving dessert.
Put this in you slow cooker a few hours before the meal and you will have a warm and delicious dessert ready for Thanksgiving dessert. Add a scoop of vanilla ice cream and it is even better.
Now, I know this may not be a traditional Thanksgiving Day dessert, but who says that holiday dinners have to be complicated or fancy. If a simple and delicious dessert like this can make Thanksgiving Day cooking a little easier, than I am all for it.
And really this dessert is perfect for anytime. I took this to a church dinner recently and it was gone in no time. This is a dessert that everyone will love.
Crock Pot Caramel Apple Crisp
- 3/4 cup old fashioned oatmeal, ground in a blender or food processor until fine
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt
- 1/2 cup, plus 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1/2 cup butter, cold and cut into small chunks
- 1 cup old fashioned oats (in addition to the oatmeal from above that has been ground)
- 3 lbs of apples ( I used granny smith, but you could use another apple that is good for baking)
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 cup caramel sauce ( I used caramel ice cream topping)
- In a bowl combine the ground oats, brown sugar, salt, and 2 tablespoons regular sugar. Cut in butter using a pastry blender or two forks, until mixed together and the butter is about pea sized. You do not want the butter totally mixed in, you want some chunks. Stir in oatmeal. Place in the refrigerator to keep cold while you prepare the apples.
- Peel and slice apples and place them in a bowl. Toss with lemon juice, cinnamon, and remaining 1/2 cup sugar.
- Place apples in a Crock Pot and sprinkle with oatmeal topping.
- Cook on low for 3-4 hours or until apples are tender.
- Drizzle with caramel sauce. Turn crock pot off and let sit for 5-10 minutes before serving.
- Serve and enjoy!