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Welcome to this slow cooker/crockpot blog. I believe slow cookers are the best thing to happen to modern day cooks. I used mine often when I worked outside the home and continue to do so even in retirement. It is so nice to put food on and forget about it. Slow cookers also allow us to cook many things we would normally have to use the oven for; what a relief in hot Texas weather! Some of these recipes are mine, many are ones I have collected over the years.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

PRALINE APPLE CRISP

6
medium-size crisp tart apples (Granny Smith or Braeburn), peeled if desired, cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices (about 6 cups)
1
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2
cup quick-cooking oats
1/3
cup packed brown sugar
1/4
cup all-purpose flour
1/2
cup cold butter, cut into small pieces
1/2
cup chopped pecans
1/2
cup toffee bits

Spray 3- to 4-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. In large bowl, mix apples and cinnamon to coat. Place in slow cooker.

In medium bowl, mix oats, brown sugar, flour and butter with pastry blender or fork until crumbly. Stir in pecans and toffee bits. Sprinkle crumb mixture evenly over apples.

Cover; cook on Low heat setting 4 to 6 hours. 

Serve with ice cream, if desired.

Note: If you'd like the apple slices to retain their shape and have a slightly firm texture, use the low end of the cook time range.


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