Apple Tapioca (Crock Pot)

READY IN: 4hrs 5mins
Recipe by alijen

One of my father's favorite Fall desserts. His mother used to make it in the oven, but my mother adapted it to the crock pot to make it simpler. A great way to use the abundance of apples right now! Something different, something yummy and comforting.

Top Review by Michelle S.

I followed directions exactly and mine was very thin, almost watery when finished. So we decided to put it in the fridge and wait for the next evening to try it, and then it thickened up very nicely. We warmed it slightly and served it over vanilla ice cream. I was out of raisins, so I subbed dried cranberries which I added into the crockpot 1 hour before it was done cooking. My husband and I decided this reminded us greatly of the apples served in TV dinners. It was very nostalgic for us and we both enjoyed it.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In medium bowl, toss apples with brown sugar, cinnamon, salt and tapioca until evenly coated.
  2. Place apples in crock pot.
  3. Pour lemon juice over top.
  4. Pour in boiling water.
  5. Cover and cook on high for 3-4 hours.
  6. Add raisins (if using) before serving, but don't cook with everything else (Not sure why, but my mother never does).
  7. Serve warm.

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