Slow Cooker Apple Crumble

Slow cookers are a great winter essential for slow cooked stews and soups but what if I told you, you could also make a tasty dessert in one too? Yep, you can and this one’s a family favourite with a healthier twist.

Serves: 8  
Prep time: 5 mins  
Cook time: 3 - 4 hours

Ingredients

Apple mixture:

1kg apples
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground cloves 
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg 
¾ cup water
Butter, for greasing

Crumble top:

1 ½ cups whole oats
1 tablespoon brown sugar (optional) 
½ cup desiccated coconut 
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
60g butter, cubed

Method:
 
1. Lightly grease the slow cooker with butter. Then peel and roughly chop the apples into 3cm cubes. 

2. Pop them in the base of the slow cooker, stir your spices through and pour in the water. You’re aiming for the water to cover a ⅓ of the height of the apples.

Apples diced with spices
3. Now, for the crumble, combine all the ingredients and start rubbing the butter through the oats with your hands. Alternatively, you can melt the butter and stir it through. Then, sprinkle the crumble over the apples.

4. Pop the lid on and let it cook for 3-4 hours on a low heat. 

5. The crumble is ready  when the apples are lovely and soft and the crumble is crunchy and brown.

Serving suggestion:
Serve with a generous spoonful of low-fat yoghurt. Perfect hot or cold. 

 

 
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