Healthy Crockpot Apple Crisp

Apple season is here, apple season is here!!!!  It is decided, Autumn is my new favorite season.  I have been drooling over apple, pumpkin, caramel, and soup recipes all week long.  I broke out my crock pot last weekend and loaded it up with this recipe for Apple Crisp.  With ham, cheesy potatoes, and crisp heating up on Sunday afternoon, our house smelled glorious, GLORIOUS I tell you!  Please make this recipe, you won’t regret it.

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From: The Realistic Nutritionist, adapted from Weight Watchers
Serves about 8 Recipe

Ingredients

6 cups chopped apples
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup white sugar
3/4 cup AP flour
1 tablespoon corn starch
2 tablespoons apple pie spice
1 tablespoon apple butter
4 1/2 tablespoons regular butter
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
Dash of salt
2 tablespoons lemon juice
Ice cream for garnish

Directions

Chop up your apples and place them in a crock pot.  Add in the apple butter and lemon juice, then stir together.  In a small bowl, mix the corn starch, 1 tablespoon of apple pie spice, and 1/4 cup white sugar.  Pour over the apples and mix well.  Now add in the walnuts and stir together.

In a medium bowl, mix together the flour, brown sugar, last tablespoon of apple pie spice, and salt.  Cut in the butter until the mixture is coarse and crumbly.  Sprinkle the mixture over the apples.

Let the crisp cook for 4 hours on low or until the apples are nice and tender.  Top with ice cream and enjoy!

My apples of choice: Granny Smith & Honey Crisp.  Tart and sweet.

My apples of choice: Granny Smith & Honey Crisp. Tart and sweet.

Chop the apples up into uniform pieces and place in the bottom of the crock pot.

Chop the apples up into uniform pieces and place in the bottom of the crock pot.

Apple Butter is one of my favorite things, it's what sold me on making this recipe.

Apple Butter is one of my favorite things, it’s what sold me on making this recipe.

Spread the apple butter and lemon juice in and stir to coat.

Spread the apple butter and lemon juice in and stir to coat.

Mix together the cornstarch, 1 tablespoon of apple pie spice, and white sugar.  I jumped the gun and put both tablespoons of apple pie spice in this step...it still turned out delicious!

Mix together the cornstarch, 1 tablespoon of apple pie spice, and white sugar. I jumped the gun and put both tablespoons of apple pie spice in this step…it still turned out delicious!

Stir the mixture into the apples.

Stir the mixture into the apples.

I chose a mix of chopped pecans and walnuts.  I mean why nut?  Get it?  Ok...

I chose a mix of chopped pecans and walnuts. I mean why nut? Get it? Ok…

Stir the nuts into the apples.

Stir the nuts into the apples.

Mix together the flour, brown sugar, apple pie spice (not in my case), and salt.  Cut in the butter until the mixture looks like sand.

Mix together the flour, brown sugar, apple pie spice (not in my case), and salt. Cut in the butter until the mixture looks like sand.

Pour over the top of the apples.

Pour over the top of the apples.

Let that crisp cook on low for four hours.

Let that crisp cook on low for four hours.

Steamy & glorious smelling, I think it's ready to devour.

Steamy & glorious smelling, I think it’s ready to devour.

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Ready to eat.

Wait, you're gonna need to top that with some Butter Pecan Ice Cream.

Wait, you’re gonna need to top that with some Butter Pecan Ice Cream.

That's better.

That’s better.

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