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3 Ingredient Crockpot Apple Dumplings

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If you have never tried apple dumplings, you don’t know what you’re missing! My 3 Ingredient Crockpot Apple Dumplings are too scrumptious! Down here in the south, we call this kind of food, “Slap yo Mama good!”

3 Ingredient Crockpot Apple Dumplings served with mounds of vanilla ice cream. Recipe at intelligentdomestications.com

I’m not even going to waste a lot of time talking about his recipe. I’m just going to share it with you. Well, maybe I will tell you how it came about.

We treat ourselves to an occasional dessert after dinner. Don’t you?  In my ongoing battle to cook healthier, I purchased apples. My hubby and I both love apples and they are great for lots of different recipes. That’s about as far as the healthy got here. Since I piled on cake mix and butter and then lots of vanilla ice cream, I guess the word healthy is a stretch for this dessert.

At least it does have apples and apples are good for you!

3 Ingredient Crockpot Apple Dumplings easy recipe

3 Easy Ingredients for my Crockpot Apple Dumplings. 

It was one of those days when I just knew I needed to make an after dinner dessert. In my ever present determination to cook what I have. I pillaged the pantry and found this box of Butter Pecan cake mix. I’m confident when I bought it, I had no intentions of making that cake. 

Layer the ingredients in the crockpot for your 3 Ingredient Crockpot Apple Dumplings easy recipe at intelligentdomestications.com

I peeled the apples and cut them up straight into the Crockpot. I’m cooking for two so two apples were plenty for us.

Then I poured about half the box of Butter pecan cake mix on top of the apples. 

Butter is a necessity for most desserts and this one is no different! I placed pats of butter around the top of the cake mix. 

I turned my Crockpot on to low and cooked my Apple Dumplings for about 2 hours. The house smelled heavenly! When my hubby walked in the door from work, it’s the first thing he noticed.

Cook on low approximately 2 hours, maybe less depending on your crockpot. 3 Ingredient Crockpot Apple Dumplings easy recipe at intelligentdomestications.com

Don’t overcook your Apple Dumplings. We don’t want the batter to burn, just get a nice shade of brown. 

Crockpot cooking hack!

Place a dish towel across the top of your Crockpot. Place the lid on top of the towel to hold it in place nice and tight. No more bouncing lid when the steam begins to build up! The steam stays inside plus, you won’t have too much steam dripping onto your Apple Dumplings.

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3 Ingredient Crockpot Apple Dumplings

A super easy 3 ingredient apple dessert
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Servings 2
Author Shirley Wood


  • 2 Apples I use Honeycrisp
  • 1/2 box Butter Pecan cake mix
  • 1/2 stick butter


  • Peel and cut up the apples.
  • Place the apples into the bottom of the crockpot.
  • Pour the cake mix on top of the apples distributing evenly throughout.
  • Cut the butter into pats and place around the top of the cake mix.
  • Cook on low for approximately 1 1/2 to 2 hours.
  • Crockpot cook times will vary based on your Crockpot so check it after an hour.
  • The Apple Dumplings are done when the batter is a nice golden brown.
  • Serve with ice cream and enjoy!



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  1. What?! I’ve never tried just fruits and butter/cake mix in a crockpot. I think my ice cream eating hubby would love this over his vanilla ice cream.

  2. I just love this is crock pot ready. I love it! Thank you so much for linking at #overthemoon! I look forward to seeing what you share every week. Please come back for #WonderfulWednesday or #ThursdayFavoriteThings. Don’t forget to comment your link #’s so I can be sure to visit. Pinned and shared.

  3. I am making this very soon! I love how easy it is and I’m sure it’s delicious! Thanks for sharing at Snickerdoodle Sunday! Pinned to my desserts board and my slow cooker board because it looks just that good!

  4. What an easy recipe! I bet it is delicious, and would drive apple lovers crazy. I am not a huge apple lover, but I bet this would be wonderful with pears as well. Love the towel hack. 🙂

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  5. I live across the street from an orchard so I get fresh apples from September to December. I am definitely makng this! So quick it won’t interfere with blogging! Pinned and shared.

  6. Apple Dumplings are one of my very fave desserts and I’ve never made them in the crock pot. OMG – this looks so good! I can only imagine how good it smells while it’s baking away in the slow cooker. I love that it only has 3 ingredients. I like easy and I know I will love these apple dumplings. I do believe these fall in the “Slap yo mama good” category. Yum!

  7. What a great and easy dessert! I love baking with apples, but still need to get on the baking in the crockpot bandwagon. It looks so good with that ice cream too!

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