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Slow Cooker Apple Crisp

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Slow Cooker Apple Crisp is a must-make dessert for autumn. The delicious smells of apples and cinnamon will fill your home with the most amazing aromas and the taste will make your tastebuds smile! This is a family favorite at our house and is going onto my big list of apple recipes and activities.

slow cooker apple crisp topped with vanilla ice cream on a white plate with an orange flower, two apples and a spoon in the background


Apples are a staple at our house year-round, but we especially love the scent of apples in the fall. It reminds me of apple-picking as a child and is something we still try to do occasionally.

Back to school time and apples also go hand in hand. There are so many cute apple-themed crafts to make and apple-flavored foods to eat this time of year.

If you love autumn as much as I do you will want to try out some of these apple activities to really get you in the fall groove.

    • Make your own potpourri with sliced apples and spices. Let it simmer on the stove for a wonderful smell throughout your house.
    • A fun family activity for a fall evening would be to set up a big bucket of water and have everyone bob for apples. This will get a lot of laughs from your children.
    • Sit down and spend some quality time coloring with your kids. Just print off these free printable apple coloring pages and get started creating!
    • Go to the grocery store and try a few new varieties of apples that your family hasn’t eaten before! You could even make this into a contest to see which variety gets the most votes for a new family favorite.



You know I am a fan of easy recipes and this definitely falls into that category. There are only five ingredients in this slow cooker apple crisp. It is a great way to use up apples so they don’t go bad.

  • Granny Smith Apples
  • Brown Sugar
  • Cinnamon
  • Yellow Cake Mix
  • Butter

apple crisp topped with vanilla ice cream on a white plate on top of a blue and white checkered linen


This is a simple recipe and the hardest part is peeling and slicing up the apples. I put my kids to work helping me on this part of the recipe! It goes so much faster if we work together.


The biggest time-suck for this recipe is preparing the apples. You need 6 cups of granny smith apples peeled, cored and sliced. How many apples will it take? Well that all depends on the size of each apple, how deeply you peel them, etc.

Just keep peeling, coring and slicing until you reach six cups!

sliced apples in a slow cooker topped with brown sugar being stirred with a spatula


Spray the inside of your slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray.

Add all the sliced apples to the slow cooker.

Sprinkle the cinnamon over the apples. Then add the brown sugar to the apples. Next sprinkle the yellow cake mix over the top of the apples.

apple crisp in a slow cooker before it cooks


This step is important and brings the whole recipe together! You need to cut one stick of real butter into cubes and sprinkle those cubes of butter over the top of the mixture in the slow cooker.


Put the lid on your slow cooker and turn it on high for about 3 hours.

Once the apples are cooked this delightful dessert will be done!

Did I mention this is even more amazing served with vanilla ice cream? YUM!

apple crisp on a plate topped with vanilla ice cream with and orange flower, apple, and wooden spoon in the background


Fall won’t be the same if you don’t try making an easier version of apple crisp by making it in the crock pot! I love apple crisp and my house smelled amazing for hours after I made this!

You can print off the complete ingredients and instructions via the recipe card below.


slow cooker apple crisp

Slow Cooker Apple Crisp

This slow cooker apple crisp is easy to make and tastes delicious.
4.34 from 24 votes
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 3 hrs
Total Time 3 hrs 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 6 people
Calories 454 kcal


  • Slow Cooker


  • 6 cups granny smith apples peeled and sliced
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ cup brown sugar packed
  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 1 stick butter cut into cubes


  • Spray inside of slow cooker with cooking spray. Then, add apples.
  • Sprinkle cinnamon over apples. Add brown sugar. Pour cake mix over the top.
  • Sprinkle butter cubes over the cake mix.
  • Cover and cook on high for 3 hours.



Calories: 454kcalCarbohydrates: 107gProtein: 4gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 635mgPotassium: 199mgFiber: 4gSugar: 68gVitamin A: 68IUVitamin C: 6mgCalcium: 209mgIron: 2mg
Keyword apple crisp, apples, dessert
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a collage of apple crisp with title text reading Slow Cooker Apple Crisp

15 thoughts on “Slow Cooker Apple Crisp”

    • I looked it up and found various answers. A few answers said, you can double slow cooker recipes as long as they will fit in your slow cooker without filling it more than 3/4 full. Some others recommended just making more than one batch, rather than doubling it. It seems like you don’t need to double the cooking time, some said it should cook in the same time, or maybe an hour more.

  1. 4 stars
    Saw this recipe yesterday & decided to make it today since I had a few apples I needed to do something with. I used to make a recipe years ago, almost just like this, in a 9″×13″ pan, baked in the oven about an hour. I loved that cake. When I saw this recipe for slow cooker & real apples, instead of canned pie filling, I had to try it. Folks, it turned out fantastic. I was absolutely delighted with it! I followed the instructions to the letter. After 3 hours it was done. I turned the slow cooker off, left the lid on for 15 minutes. The top of the cake browned up. Then, I took the lid off. After a few minutes the top of the cake firmed up & became more crispy-like. Few minutes later my husband & I dug in. Absolutely delicious!! We love it. Try this recipe. Don’t deviate from instructions. You’ll love it too. This recipe is a definite keeper!

    • I’m so glad you and your husband liked it! Thanks for letting all of my readers know how it turned out for you. I appreciate your comments.

  2. What size slow cooker do you use? Mine is 3.5 liters, so about 3.7 quarts. I’m worried it’s not big enough for most “cake” recipes.

    • The average slow cooker size is between 5 and 6 quarts, so the recipe is written for that size. This article from Taste of Home explains how to adjust the recipe to the size of your slow cooker: https://www.tasteofhome.com/article/how-to-convert-recipes-to-the-size-of-your-slow-cooker/.


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