Slow Cooker Apple Crumble

A recipe by Nadiya Bakes

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Our 13th recipe from Nadiya Bakes is Slow-Cooker apple and Tarragon Crumble on page 113. DONT be fooled by name, this not even close to a crumble. It is more like an apple bread pudding.


I wanted a more traditional crumble so I omitted the tarragon and replaced with 1/2 tsp cinnamon, 1/8tsp nutmeg, 1/8tsp clove and 1/8tsp allspice. 

  1. I would not bother adding the blackberries. I don’t think they added to the flavour of this recipe. They ended up just being mush after being in slow cooker for so long. If you really want I would add to crumble after cooking.

Caramel or Dulce de leche

Can you use Dulce de leche interchangeably with caramel sauce. Technically, yes, dulce de leche and caramel can be used as substitutes for one another. They have similar tastes, colour, and textures, and will do the same thing for whatever dish you are using them in.

In my experience, dulce de leche is a bit heavier, so you don’t need to use as much as caramel.


The Crumble

I added 1/2 cup/50g of sliced almonds to crumble mixture to give topping some crunch.


The Results

My rating of this recipe is 3 out of 5. If you want an apple pudding that is easy to make, this is an OK recipe. It’s not particularly appealing to look at especially with the blackberry blobs. There is a reason why this was not photographed for the cookbook.

I also thought the 5-6hrs was too long. I had my slow-cooker on low and it still burnt on bottom. The caramel burnt around the edges and bottom. 

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