This recipe is a terrific way to get out of all that work to make an apple pie. Neil and I will try this one next time we feel the need to "cheat".
Crock Pot Easy Apple Pie Cassarole For "Cheaters" Recipe
1 and 1/2 cups - crushed cinnamon and sugar graham crackers (cracker crumbs)
1 and 1/2 cups - rolled or quick oats, uncooked
2 cups - fresh, chopped apple (bite size, with or without peel, any kind)
2 cups - unsweetened apple sauce
1/3 cup - maple syrup
1/3 cup - water
1 Tbsp - ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp - ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp - ground clove
Mix graham cracker crumbs and oats together in a medium mixing bowl.
Remove 1/3 cup of the mixture to use as a topping.
Pour half of the remaining mixture into a large crockpot.
Evenly pour half the apples into crockpot.
Add the remaining crumb mixture and fresh apples.
Mix apple sauce, maple syrup, water, cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove together in a small mixing bowl.
Pour mixture evenly over apple/crumbs in crockpot.
Sprinkle the 1/3 cup crumb mixture over top of the cassarole.
Cover crockpot with a lid.
Turn heat to low and let cook for 6 hours.
If you like thicker pie, turn heat to medium and remove lid for last 30 minutes of cooking.
Turn crockpot off and let cassarole cool for a few minutes.
Then spoon into a dessert dish and top with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.
Serves 6, portions are about 1 cup each.
This is truly a recipe for those of us who like to "cheat" in our cooking.
It's perfect for anyone craving apple pie, but doesn't take nearly as much effort as an actual pie!
It tastes like it may be a chore to make, so it's a popular dish at potlucks and parties.
Just don't let anyone know how simple it all was.
Aysha S. (United States)