Crock Pot Apple Pie {Chef John Michael Lerma}…

Crock Pot Apple Pie- John Michael Lerma- Recipe


My longtime friend, John Michael Lerma hung the edible moon.  John Michael lives in St.Paul, Minnesota and has written several amazing cookbooks and was a winner at the 2005 through 2011, National Pie Championships in Celebration, Florida sponsored by Crisco. Yep, John Michael seriously knows pies!  He doesn’t just make pies, you name it, he can make it and takes it to whole new level!


Recipe- John Michael Lerma- Crock POt Apple Pie


A couple of years ago, I shared John Michael’s out of this world recipe for crock pot apple pie. Recently, Twin Cities Live named John Michael’s crock pot apple pie recipe one of the best recipes EVER made on the show! Wow!!  I’m not surprised because this recipe is really that extra special.  You know that goey part of the apple pie that is so delicious?  This whole recipe is nothing but that goey part!

I thought I would share the recipe again since fall is {finally} here and the holidays are just around the corner.  This would be a great recipe for a party or holiday gathering. The great thing about this recipe is that we get to watch John Michael show us how to make this yummy recipe in action on Twin Cities Live.  I am also posting the recipe below the link for you to scroll down and print out.

So here is the link of John Michael making Crock Pot Apple Pie on Twin Cities Live {click on the image directly below}:


Crock Pot Apple Pie Recipe- John Michael Lerma

Source: Twin Cities Live

Here is John Michael’s recipe:

Crock Pot Challenge Apple Pie

8 apples peeled and sliced (I recommend these for best taste and crispness: Golden Delicious, Granny Smith, Jonathan, Jonagold, Winesap or Pippin)
2 teaspoons of Golden Fig Apple Pie Spice or 1 ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon, ¼ teaspoon allspice, and ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
¾ cup whole milk
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
¾ cup white sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract or vanilla bean paste
1 ½ cups Bisquick, divided
1/3 cup dark brown sugar
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, cold
Butter flavored cooking spray

1. Lightly spray bottom and sides with slow cooker. Toss apples in a large mixing bowl with Apple Pie Spice. Gently spoon apple mixture into slow cooker.
2. In a medium mixing bowl combine milk, softened butter, sugar, eggs, vanilla, and ½ cup of the Bisquick. Spoon over apples.
3. Combine the remaining Bisquick with the brown sugar. Cut cold butter into Bisquick mixture with a pastry cutter until crumbly. Sprinkle this mixture on top.
4. Cover and cook on low 6 to 7 hours or until apples are soft. Serve warm with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream.

Serves 8

I’am so proud of John Michael and his accomplishments and if you want to learn more about him and his recipes, you can check out his website, Garden Country Cooking located at:



Thank you John Michael for sharing your recipe with us today!



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