Apple Crumble Crock Pot Recipe

When I first saw this recipe I couldn’t imagine it making a nice apple crumble. I thought the crockpot would turn it all into a apple porridge type mush. But my curiosity got the best of me before too long and I gave it a try. I was delighted to find that you can make a beautiful apple crumble in a crockpot! The crumble comes out crisp and crumbly, the apples are cooked beautifully, and since you’re cooking in a crockpot it couldn’t be easier.

4-5 cooking apples, peeled and sliced
1/2 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
1/2 cup flour (leave out for wheat free version)
3/4 cup rolled oats
1 teas ground nutmeg
1 teas ground cinnamon
4 T butter, softened

Lightly butter the crockpot and lay the apple slices at the bottom of the crock. Combine the sugar, flour, rolled oats, nutmeg and cinnamon, and cut in the butter. Sprinkle the topping over the base of apples. Cook on low or auto for 3-5 hours.

Wheat Free Variation:
I’ve also made this without the flour and it still turned out perfect. It was quite by accident that I left the flour out, but my wheat allergy was starting to come back, so it’s good to find another delicious gluten free dish.

Important note for those on a gluten-free diet

Amanda, a reader of The Healthy Eating Site, made an important comment about wheat-free and gluten-free that I wanted to include here:

Just a little FYI. Technically, even though there is no flour/wheat, it is still not gluten free as it has oats. SO…this is good if you have a wheat allergy, but for people with celiac more modifications still need to be made in order for it to be gluten free.

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45 Responses to “Apple Crumble Crock Pot Recipe”

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  1. smitha says:


    Can I also bake in the oven for this recipe as I don’t own a crock pot?..If so, at what temperature and for how long?


  2. Linda says:

    If you place a towel or 3-4 paper towels over crock-pot/slow cooker then put the lid on it will absorb some of the moisture so your topping isn’t so soggy.

  3. brittany says:

    Seemed like a great recipe. Mine did not turn out! I am a terrible cook. Even with crock pots. I think I put on high instead of low :( lol! Gave it a try


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