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Slow Cooker Apple-Walnut Crisp

Published: Friday, January 12, 2018

Nonstick cooking spray

3 Tbsp. granulated sugar

2 tsp. lemon juice

1½ tsp. cornstarch

¼ tsp. ground ginger

¼ tsp. ground cinnamon

6 large tart cooking apples, cut into ½" wedges (10 c.)

½ c. all-purpose flour

¼ c. granulated sugar

¼ c. packed light brown sugar

¼ tsp. ground cinnamon

1/8 tsp. ground nutmeg

Dash salt

¼ c. unsalted butter, cut into pieces

½ c. chopped walnuts

Vanilla fat-free frozen yogurt or ice cream (optional)

Ground cinnamon (opt-ional)

Coat a 2- to 4-qt. slow cooker with cooking spray; set aside.

In an extra-large bowl combine 3 Tbsp. granulated sugar, lemon juice, cornstarch, ginger and ¼ tsp. cinnamon. Gently stir in apples. Transfer apple mixture to prepared cooker.

For topping, in a small bowl stir together flour, ¼ cup granulated sugar, brown sugar, ¼ teaspoon cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Using a pastry blender, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in walnuts. Sprinkle topping over apples.

Cover and cook on Low heat setting about 4 hours or on High heat setting about 2 hours or until apples are tender. If desired, serve with frozen yogurt and/or sprinkle with additional cinnamon. —8 servings.

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