So the office’s Fresh Direct order recently was upgraded which meant we received a case of apples. Yes, an entire case. Yes, that means way too many apples for one office. I could never allow apples to go to waste so I packed up a few and brought them home. They proceeded to sit in my fridge for a few days while I figured out what to make with them. I hate making pies simply because I hate making the crust. A friend suggested crumble and since crumble is simple, I decided to head to Google to find a recipe. Luckily, many recipes called for a Crock Pot and we all know how much I love Charles (yes, my crock pot’s name is Charles). I quickly found this recipe and decided to give it a go.
- 5 medium-size apples, peeled and sliced
- 1/2 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 3/4 cup rolled oats
- 1 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 4 tablespoons butter, softened
- Light butter the bottom of the crock pot, as well as the sides.
- Lay the apple slices at the bottom of the crock pot, once you can no longer see the bottom, begin to layer them on top of one another.
- Combine the brown sugar, flour, rolled oats, nutmeg, and cinnamon.
- Cut the butter into the mixture.
- Sprinkle the topping (using your hands) over the base of apples.
- Cook on low for 4-5 hours (mine took 4 1/2).
- Turn off the crock pot once the apples are cooked and leave the top on. Pull out the plug and allow it to sit (still covered) for at least one hour. This gives it a chance to get crusty along the sides.
- Use ground chocolate to sprinkle on top or eat it the way it is.
The photo really does not do it justice. It tastes delicious! The chocolate definitely gives it additional flavor but it’s just fine on its own, too. Keep in mind that 5 apples really doesn’t make that much since everything cooks down in a crock pot. Next time I will definitely make more. I need to go have more of this now.