This sweet slow cooker fruit crisp is full of apples, pears, and lots of flavorful cinnamon. Ready in just 4 hours and will leave your house smelling amazing.
The good news is that my oven is finally being fixed.
The bad news is that I still have to wait a week for the part to get in.
This of course was after hours spent on the phone attempting to get the oven people to fax my information over to the appliance place. Plus getting hung up on three times and then being told their system was down.
Originally they were supposed to fax the paperwork a week ago and every time I called I heard “It will be there in twenty-four hours” which of course never happened.
Yesterday it was finally faxed and after the whole ordeal was over I knew I needed something sweet.
I am sadly one of those people who like to bake (and of course eat what I bake) when I’m feeling stressed.
Since my oven was still broken I was not happy but since there was nothing I could do about it I just had to improvise. My slow cooker happened to be out and I thought to myself……..”hmmm can I cook dessert in this?”
So I searched the internet and I found tons of recipes.
I really wanted to make the “Luscious Lemon Cheesecake” recipe I found but sadly I didn’t have a springform pan that was small enough to fit inside my slow cooker.
I’m going to make a note to go spend more money on cooking equipment for my kitchen.
So since I couldn’t do the cheesecake I settled on a recipe that sounded equally delicious – Winter Fruit Crisp. A mix of golden delicious apples, pears (red, Bosc, and Anjou), and dried cherries.
My oh my oh my! My house smelled sooooooo good while this was cooking.
Sweet cinnamon scented fruity smells wafted through my house. It smelled a million times better than a candle.
The crisp turned out very well. The topping did not get as crispy as a traditional crisp cooked in the oven but I felt like it did firm up quite nice.
The fruit was sweet and the cherries really added a lot of flavors. I loved the tartness they brought to the sweetness of the apples and pears.
More fruit dessert recipes
- Looking for something a little different? Try my Vanilla Bean Persimmon Crisp.
- Need an easy apple crisp recipe? Try my Brown Butter Vanilla Bean Apple Crisp.
- Want big flavor? Try my Ginger Peach Crisp.
- Craving a super easy recipe? Try my Frozen Peach Cobbler.
- 6 cups peeled, cored, and sliced Golden Delicious apples
- 6 cups peeled, cored, and sliced pears
- 1 cup dried cherries
- 1 teaspoon grated orange peel
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 3 teaspoon ground cinnamon, divided
- 1 cup flour
- 1 cup uncooked oats, quick or regular
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon dried ginger
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 3/4 cup butter, softened
- In a large bowl add apples, pears, cherries, and orange peel. Add in sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon, mix well.
- In another large bowl, mix together the flour, oats, brown sugar, remaining 2 teaspoons cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg.
- Cut in butter with a pastry blender. Blend until crumbly.
- Place fruit mixture in a greased slow cooker and top with flour mixture, patting it down slightly.
- Cover and cook on low for 8 hours or on high for 4 hours. I used a 6-quart crockpot.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 723Total Fat: 25gSaturated Fat: 15gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 61mgSodium: 198mgCarbohydrates: 125gFiber: 11gSugar: 83gProtein: 5g
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