Add the pie filling to the bottom of the slow cooker.
In a large bowl add the remaining ingredients, stir until a crumble forms.
Sprinkle this evenly over the apples.
Place the lid on the slow cooker and cook on HIGH for 2.5 hours without opening the lid during the cooking time.
Serve topped with ice cream or whipped cream if desired.
Can I use fresh apples?To make things simple, we’re using canned apple pie filling for this recipe. Apple pie filling in a can has a great thick texture and flavor.If you choose to substitute fresh apples, you’ll want to slice and peel them before adding them to the slow cooker.Here are the ingredients for from scratch apple pie filling:
6 apples, thinly sliced and peeled
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 Tablespoons flour (to help thicken the sauce)
Toss the apples in the sugar, cinnamon and flour. Add the slow cooker and continue with the recipe.What can I use instead of apples?
You can use any fruit filling for the recipe such as cherry, berry or strawberry.
Other options would be whole cranberry sauce, canned sliced peaches, or even pineapple chunks, and I've even seen a recipe with frozen blueberries mixed in. They all sound delicious, so get creative if you're interested in trying a variation without apples.