Crock Pot Apple Crisp with Warm Vanilla Sauce
Welcome back apple season! I know we tend to run right into pumpkin season as summer is coming to an end. Don’t get me wrong, I love all the pumpkin things but right now we are in apple season and I don’t want to rush right past it. This Crock Pot Apple Crisp with Warm Vanilla Sauce is the perfect dessert to make with all those fresh apples you’re going to be picking! 🙂
Gingersnaps and Vanilla Sauce
I think what really makes this recipe special is the addition of crushed gingersnaps into the crisp topping. It really adds so much flavor! Then, when you top it all off with a super simple vanilla pudding sauce, it just elevates it to something special. It’s like fall all wrapped up in a super yummy dessert!
for the crisp:
8 Granny Smith apples, peeled and sliced
3 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp all-purpose flour
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
12 gingersnaps, finely crushed
3/4 cup quick-cooking oats
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1/4 cup butter, melted
- 8 Granny Smith apples peeled and sliced
- 3 tbsp sugar
- 1 tbsp all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
- 12 gingersnaps finely crushed
- 3/4 cup quick-cooking oats
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans
- 1/4 cup butter melted
- 1 3.4 oz pkg. Jell-O Vanilla Instant Pudding
- 1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
- 3 cups milk
- Spray the insert of a 4-6 quart oval slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray (if you don’t have a nonstick insert.)
- Place sliced apples into the bottom of the slow cooker.
- Mix together sugar, flour and cinnamon. Sprinkle mixture over apples in the slow cooker and toss to coat.
- In a bowl, combine cookie crumbs, oats, pecans and butter; sprinkle this mixture over apples (don’t stir.)
- Cover and cook on high 2 to 3 hours (or on low 4 to 6 hours.)
- Just before serving, in a microwaveable bowl, whisk together, instant vanilla pudding, nutmeg and milk for about 2-3 minutes.
- Microwave on high for a minute, then stir. Continue to microwave for an additional minute, until warmed through.
- Spoon warm vanilla sauce over individual servings.
Recipe adapted from: My Organized Chaos