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Hi Bold Bakers!
Christmas is next week and you want to spend your time with family and friends and have all of your baking done and ready to go; that’s why I love to bake in a Crock Pot. This recipe for an Apple & Blueberry Crisp is a great one because it can be made in advance and you don’t need to take up space in the oven.
Around these busy Holidays don’t forget that a crock pot is a huge time and space saver. Making your dessert in a crock pot on a counter top means you have more space in the oven and you can divert your guests to the crock pot to serve themselves.
Crock Pots are fantastic pieces of kitchen equipment that go under appreciated. Most families have one stuffed into a cupboard only to be taken out for pulled pork or chili. Well, I’m here to tell you to get it out from storage and dust it off because we are going to make some amazing desserts like this Apple & Blueberry Crisp. Whip it up in minutes and then set it and forget it.
Make this Apple & Blueberry Crisp the day before, then just pop it in the crock pot when you are prepare dinner. It will simmer away happily for a few hours.
Crock Pot Apple & Blueberry Crisp Recipe
- 1/2 cup (60g) all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup (85g) packed brown sugar
- 1/4 cup ( 30g) old-fashioned rolled oats
- 3 tablespoons chopped almonds ( or pecans, walnuts etc)
- 2 tablespoons cornmeal (fine)
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 cup (60g) chilled butter, cut into small pieces
- 2 teaspoons cornstarch
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract (vanilla pod optional)
- 3 cups (1 lb) fresh Granny smith apples (or whatever apples you use for cooking)
- 1 cup (4oz) blueberries
- Peel and chop your apples into small pieces. Small pieces cook down much better.
- In a crock pot (or rice cooker) combine the chopped apples and blueberries in the cornstarch, brown sugar and vanilla extract.
- For the Crisp topping combine flour, brown sugar, oats, almonds, cornmeal, salt and cinnamon in the bowl of a food processor
- Add butter,pulse 5 times or until the mixture resembles coarse meal. around 10 seconds.(It can be made ahead of time and kept in the fridge)
- Generously sprinkle over the crisp topping over the apples. More is better 🙂
- Turn on the crock pot on high and cook for 3 hours. The apples will be really soft and the crisp with be fully cooked on top. Serve with vanilla ice cream and whipped cream