This sweet treat is a cozy way to warm up fall nights. Sliced apples are sprinkled with a tasty topping made with oats, brown sugar and butterscotch pudding mix. Served with ice cream, the dessert is always well received. —Jolanthe Erb, Harrisonburg, Virginia
6 cups sliced peeled tart apples (about 5 large)
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup quick-cooking oats
1 package (3-1/2 ounces) cook-and-serve butterscotch pudding mix
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup cold butter, cubed
Vanilla ice cream, optional
Place apples in a 3-qt. slow cooker. In a large bowl, combine the brown sugar, flour, oats, pudding mix and cinnamon.
Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle over apples.
Cover and cook on low for 5-6 hours or until apples are tender.
Serve with ice cream if desired.
Yield: 6 servings.