Did you know you can cook everyone's favourite apple crumble in a slow cooker? Prepare in the morning, bung it in and the return from a hearty walk to find a tasty delight waiting.

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  • 5 Granny Smith apples peeled, cored and each cut into 8 wedges
  • 1tsp Ground cinnamon
  • 1 Orange zested and ½ juiced
  • 60g Rolled oats
  • 50g Walnut pieces
  • ½tsp Ground ginger
  • 75g Plain flour
  • 85g Light muscovado sugar
  • 90g Unsalted butter melted


  • STEP 1

    Put the slices of apple in a slow cooker. Sprinkle over the ground cinnamon, orange zest and 1 tbsp juice and mix together.

  • STEP 2

    Put the oats and walnuts into a food processor and pulse a few times to give the texture of very course breadcrumbs. Pour into a bowl.

  • STEP 3

    Stir the ginger, flour and sugar into the oat and walnut mixture, then add the butter and mix well.

  • STEP 4

    Spoon the crumble mix over the apples, covering them all. Lay two sheets of kitchen paper on top of the crumble. Cover with the slow cooker lid and cook on a low heat for 3½ hours.

  • STEP 5

    Remove the kitchen paper and cook for the last 10 minutes with the lid just slightly ajar.