Looking for an excuse to bring out your slow cooker again? This sweet, decadent dessert – already a big favourite among the Starts at 60 community – is so rich with flavour that even smallest serve will go a long way!
Cooking time: 2–4 hours (plus 1 hour resting)
- 5 large apples, peeled, cored and cut into chunks
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 cup (firmly packed) light brown sugar
- ½ cup white sugar
- Vanilla ice cream, to serve
- ⅔ cup rolled (porridge) oats
- ⅔ cup (loosely packed) light brown sugar
- ¼ cup plain (all-purpose) flour
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 3–4 tablespoons chilled butter, finely chopped
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Place the apple chunks in a large bowl with the salt and cinnamon. Toss to coat well.
- Combine the brown and white sugars in a separate bowl then spread over the base of a slow cooker. Place the apple pieces in a layer on top of the sugar mixture.
- Combine all the crumble ingredients in a bowl, using your fingers to completely rub the butter into the dry ingredients.
- Sprinkle the crumble topping mixture over the layer of apples in the slow cooker.
- Cook on HIGH for 2 hours or LOW for 4 hours.
- Turn off the heat and allow the apple crumble to sit, covered, for 1 hour so the sauce will thicken more.
- Serve the crumble with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
This recipe comes courtesy of Pauline Christie’s fantastic recipe book Slow Cooker Central. Order it now from Dymocks.
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