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Slow Cooker Caramel Apple Crumble

Slow Cooker Caramel Apple Crumble

Slow Cooker Caramel Apple Crumble
Slow Cooker Caramel Apple Crumble

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The inviting scent of apples mingling with cinnamon and caramel is one that evokes memories of cozy gatherings and comforting indulgences. Amidst the hustle and bustle of modern life, finding time to create delightful desserts can be challenging.

However, with the magic of a slow cooker, crafting a luscious and irresistible Caramel Apple Crumble becomes an effortless yet divine experience.

Slow Cooker Caramel Apple Crumble Recipe

Ingredients:

For the Apple Filling:

  • 6-8 medium-sized apples (peeled, cored, and sliced)
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

For the Crumble Topping:

  • 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar (packed)
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter (cut into small cubes)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

For the Caramel Sauce (Optional):

  • Store-bought caramel sauce or homemade caramel (for drizzling)

Directions:

  1. Prepare the Apples: Peel, core, and slice the apples evenly. Place them in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Season the Apples: In the bowl with the sliced apples, add granulated sugar, ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, and all-purpose flour. Toss the apples gently to coat them evenly with the spices and flour mixture.
  3. Create the Crumble Mixture: In a separate bowl, combine rolled oats, all-purpose flour, brown sugar, granulated sugar, ground cinnamon, and salt. Mix well until all ingredients are thoroughly incorporated.
  4. Incorporate the Butter: Add the small cubes of unsalted butter into the crumble mixture. Using your fingertips or a pastry cutter, work the butter into the dry ingredients until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Ensure the butter is evenly distributed.
  5. Layering in the Slow Cooker: Grease the bottom and sides of the slow cooker insert with butter or cooking spray. Spread half of the crumble mixture evenly at the bottom of the slow cooker.
  6. Add the Apple Filling: Arrange the seasoned apple slices over the crumble layer in the slow cooker. Ensure an even distribution to allow for uniform cooking.
  7. Top with Remaining Crumble: Sprinkle the remaining crumble mixture over the apple layer, covering the apples entirely.
  8. Cooking Time: Set the slow cooker to low heat and cook the Caramel Apple Crumble for 3-4 hours or until the apples are tender and the crumble topping turns golden brown.
  9. Serve Warm: Once done, switch off the slow cooker. Allow the Caramel Apple Crumble to cool slightly before serving. Drizzle with caramel sauce for an extra decadent touch.

 

 

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Tips and Tricks for Perfect Slow Cooker Caramel Apple Crumble:

  • Apple Selection: Choose a mix of sweet and tart apples like Granny Smith, Honeycrisp, or Gala for a more dynamic flavor profile.
  • Consistency Check: Ensure the crumble topping is adequately browned and crisp. If needed, you can uncover the slow cooker in the final 30 minutes to achieve the desired texture.
  • Caramel Infusion: For an intensified caramel flavor, mix a few tablespoons of caramel sauce directly into the apple filling before layering it in the slow cooker.
  • Serve with Accompaniments: Elevate the experience by serving the warm Caramel Apple Crumble alongside vanilla ice cream or freshly whipped cream.
  • Leftovers: Store any remaining Caramel Apple Crumble in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Reheat individual servings in the microwave for a quick and delightful treat.

Embrace the simplicity and elegance of this Slow Cooker Caramel Apple Crumble, perfect for gatherings or a comforting night in. Let the aroma of caramelized apples and spices fill your home as you savor each spoonful of this irresistible dessert. With its ease of preparation and heavenly taste, it’s sure to become a beloved favorite in your repertoire of delightful treats.

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