Monday, November 24, 2008

A Sweet Treat for a Cold Night ~ Butterscotch Apple Crisp

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One of the great things about this recipe is that it's versatile. You can plan ahead and make it in your slow cooker or you can throw it together last minute and pop it in the oven.

Either way, don't count on the baking dish being full for long. Unless of course you possess more self-control than certain members of our house.

But I'm not mentioning any names (ahem).

Lately, Rick and I are more in the mood for it being a little more on the crispy side, so I've been using the oven, but either way, it's great!

  • 6 cups peeled and sliced tart apples (about 5 large)
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1 package (3 1/2 ounces) cook and serve butterscotch pudding mix
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup cold butter or margarine

1. Place apples in a 3-quart slow cooker (or in bottom of a 9x13 baking dish).

2. In a bowl, combine the brown sugar, flour, oats, pudding mix and cinnamon. Cut in butter until the mix resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle over the apples.

3. If using slow cooker, cover and cook on low for 5 hours or until the apples are tender. If using oven, bake at 350 for 30-40 minutes or until the apples are tender and topping is browned.

Note: This recipe was submitted by me to Quick Cooking magazine in the fall of 2003 and was a $300 runner-up in one of their recipe contests.


  1. I am certainly going to have to try this out! I have an unnatural love for my crock-pot and anything that I can make in it! Thanks for sharing!

  2. So wish I saw this before going to the grocery store today. Yummy! Oh well, my birthday ice cream cake will have to make due.

  3. I might make this for the Georgia Thanksgiving this year. Yummmmmmmy.

  4. I'm going to make this for dinner tonight...seems like the last bushel of apples is starting to go. So golden delicious apples it is!

  5. I need to send the kids out to pick some apples today - I can't wait to try this one! It sure sounds like an award winner!


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