Winter Fruit Crockpot Crisp

December 12, 2011

Wanna know what’s better than a warm, cinnamony, gooey, winter fruit crisp?


 A warm, cinnamony, gooey, winter fruit crisp that’s made in a crockpot!

Tell me that doesn’t rock?


Yesterday I ran in the Farolito 5k. Farolitos are essentially luminarias. And luminarias in New Mexico are a HUGE deal.

This was one of the most breathtaking races I have ever participated in.

The entire 3.1 mile trail was lined with luminarias!  GORG!! The race was held at 5:30 pm…which meant we were running in the dark…kind of spooky…but so beautiful! (I’ll be posting a race recap soon, because even though this is the shortest distance race I’ve run, this was by far one of the hardest races for me.)


The race was also Fa-reezing. And I do mean Freezing with a capital F.

So to come home with frost bitten fingers and warm them up with a HUGE bowl of this was the best moment of my life. Literally.


And you know that my bowl was bigger than these in the picture. I don’t do cute little dainty desserts. Although they do make for good pictures.

Like my new Christmas napkin?


Besides my now completed Christmas tree, it’s the only Christmas decoration I have up, er out. Up or out? I don’t know which word goes here.

What I do know is that this Crisp will totally make you not care if your sentences make any sense.


It will make you not care that Christmas is less than two week away…
     ….and have only bought one gift.

It will make you not care that you, like millions of other Americans, are DVR-ing Kourtney and Kim Take New York just so you can watch the drama of the biggest divorce in our history. I know, it’s pathetic.

It will make you not care that you woke up in the morning and immediately ran to the fridge for a small bite of it, and some peanut butter, and a handful of raisins, and another bite or two of it. Hey! I can’t control my brain’s thoughts at 5 am!!


It will make you realize that ALL desserts should be made in a crockpot though!

Winter Fruit Crockpot Crisp
adapted by How Sweet It Is

1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
4 large granny smith apples, cut into chunks
2 large bosc pears, cut in to chunks
1/3 cup raisins
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons cinnamon

Crisp Topping

1 cup rolled oats
1 cup loosely packed brown sugar
1/4 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
3-4 tablespoons softened butter, cubed

Mix brown sugar and white sugar in the base of your crockpot dish, spreading out in to an even layer. Top sugar mixture with apples and pears, sprinkle salt and cinnamon over top. Add in the raisins.

Mix all the ingredients for the crisp in a medium bowl. Make sure to work the butter in to the mixture so that it almost has the texture of sand. Spread crisp topping over apple and pear layer. Place lid on top of crockpot.

Cook on high heat for 2 1/2 hours. Then turn the crockpot off and let the crisp sit for an hour still covered and in the cooker.

Scoop out in to dishes and serve with ice crea or whipped cream. Make sure to scoop up the caramly juice on the bottom!!

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