Nannas apple pie


August 19, 2019

Yummy comfort food!
The delicious flavours of apple, caramel and cake - what's not to love!

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 3 hrs
  • Yields: 10


Spray oil.

2 x 800g cans of apple pie filling.

1 cup of caramel topping.

2 x 340g packets of vanilla cake mix made into batter as per their packet instructions.

Custard or ice cream to serve


1Place apple pie filling in slow cooker.

2Then evenly pour in 1 cup of caramel topping.

3Make up cake mix batter and evenly pour on top.

4Slow cooker on high, tea towel under the lid and cook for 3 hours.

5Serve with custard or ice cream.


7Note: For full recipe use a 5 or 6 litre cooker and for half recipe use a 3 litre cooker.

Submitted by Joanne Talarico


61 Reviews


May 29, 2022

Made this tonight for the first time. Halved the recipe but next time will make it with full amount of apples and caramel sauce but just 1 cake mix. Will definitely be made again. Absolutely delicious went back for seconds.


November 3, 2021

Made this tonight and it’s a epic hit with my dad as he said to me reminds him of my nannas apple pie, so thanks so much for the recipe will be on the agenda once a fortnight

Kathryn Ryles

September 12, 2021

My daughter was in a baking mood and found the cake mix in the pantry and I immediately suggested Nannas Apple Pie in the slow cooker. Her eyes lit up she put recipe on to cook and we loved it. Will definitely make again. Delicious with cream, ice cream, custard or all at once πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜‹

Rita Price

May 18, 2021

Made this yesterday for my grandchildren – they loved it. Thank you Joanne I’ll be making again.


April 28, 2021

So simple to throw together! I’ll always keep the ingredients in the cupboard for a quick Sunday Lunch pudding.
I used only 1 cake mix as I have a smaller cooker. The caramel made it VERY rich- I loved it but it was too rich for some. I’ll experiment with different tinned fruit & less/omit the caramel.

Jude Protheroe

April 18, 2021

Loved it clean plates might add extra caramel next time.

Paulene @ Slow Cooker Central

February 10, 2021

Fantastic and easy recipe enjoyed by the whole family!
I did a half mix (One large can of apple, still kept to 1 cup of topping, 1 cake mix)
I used a 3.5L and it was ready in a little over 2hrs
Soooooo yummy served with custard!
Thanks Joanne for sharing your treat πŸ˜‰

Teacy Colton

February 9, 2021

Tried this today for first time.
So easy
Our new fave now.
Easy peasy


February 7, 2021

Absolutely loved this recipe and will definitely be making it again. So easy to make and the kids loved it. Thank you for sharing the recipe.


February 6, 2021

Super yummy and super easy! I halved the recipe for my baby slow cooker and it turned out perfectly. The whole family loved it!

Julieann Prosser

November 18, 2020

Love this recipe, tasty , easy and love that it has few ingredients..
It’s my go to dessert thank you for sharing it πŸ™‚


August 20, 2020

Sharon I haven’t done that before but I guess you could try, just cook it before you leave and put it back on as soon as you get there. Keep an eye on the outer side of the pie in case it over cooks.


August 19, 2020

I love this recipe and have made a few times now but use only one cake mix but everything else as per recipe, I am making it this weekend to take to a friends for a dinner party my sc doesn’t have a keep warm setting would it be ok to cook before I go and then just put on low when I get there till its served or will that overcook the cake ? Thank you in advance .

Nicole Dixon

June 6, 2020

My neighbour loved it ! He loves his sweets, but you right how much we all differ with tastes πŸ˜€


June 5, 2020

All good Nicole. We all have different tastes and that’s fine, not offended at all. Thanks for giving it a go. Go with your gut feeling as I do on every recipe. I try it and then tweek it to my liking.

Sue Hancock

June 4, 2020

Tonight I was transported back to my childhood by the smell of this delicious dessert cooking. Our neighbour use to cook the most scrumptious desserts and as a little tyke I often snuck over there and had dessert before I’d even had my dinner. I wanted to do that again tonight. Yum yum yum.

Nicole Dixon

June 1, 2020

Personally this was to rich for us. We are not big dessert eaters.
Next time I will only use 1 cake mix and half the carmel or a little less.
This is just our personal opinion and by no means do we mean any rudeness to the creator at all.


June 1, 2020

Sharon yes but just keep an eye on it. It will also depend on how hot your slow cooker runs as I find they all run a bit differently


May 31, 2020

This was absolutely beautiful Joanne!!! I halved the recipe n it turned out great!!! Thank you soooooo much for sharing such a delicious dessert with us, loved it 😍πŸ€ͺπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘ŒπŸΌ


May 28, 2020

I was wondering if I only used one cake mix but kept everything else the same , would I still cook on high for 3hours please?


May 28, 2020

Sam you could try a different flavour


May 26, 2020

I’m not a huge fan of caramel, can I just leave it out or even substitute for something else.

Dee Roberts

May 20, 2020

Absolutely amazing.
Halved recipe as there are only 2 of us, once cooked it filled my 3 litre sc to the top. We’ll happily be eating this for days πŸ˜ƒ


May 19, 2020

Very simple and tasty, my house smelt amazing as the time drew closer to the end πŸ˜‹πŸ€€ I halved the recipe as it was only for 2 people but I think 2 tins of apples wouldve been better just so there was more apple per scoop. I wanna try this which peaches next time. Mmmm mmmm will definitely make it again. Thank you.

Jenny Zaske

May 18, 2020

I’ve never done a desert in the sc. Fool proof and delicious. Will do this one again.


May 17, 2020

This has become a family favourite and is now asked for birthday dinner dessert, has taken over my golden syrup dumplings lol


May 15, 2020

Anne Maree if halving in a 6 litre cooker I would probably try it on low.

Heather Campbell

May 14, 2020

Such an easy cook.
My family loved it, great taste. Thankyou for the recipe.πŸ‘πŸ‘ŒπŸ™‚

Anne Marie

May 13, 2020

Would this still work ok half the amount in a 6 L slow cooker ? Or should I put it on low?


April 29, 2020

Have made this a couple of times now.
Made it last night. But on top of the caramel topping I adding chocolate pieces which melted through and added a bit extra.
So yummy.

If only 2 people maybe halve the recipe as makes a lot

Veronica Bianco

December 2, 2019

I just made my apple pie dessert and it was delicious! Thank you so much!

Jodie Leemhuis

September 24, 2019

This absolutely lush dessert recipe is to die for Joanne Talarico πŸ˜‹πŸ˜ Thanks so much for sharing your yummy creation with us 😊 I halved the recipe for my family of 5 – I used 2Γ—410gm pink lady apple slices in juice, 1/2cup caramel topping and 1Γ—380gm vanilla cake mix. I needed to stretch out the cooking time a little in order for us to have time to digest our dinner so I cooked it with a tea towel under the lid in my 3lt sc on high for 2hrs and then reduced to low for another 2hrs. I also left it on keep warm for a good 1/2hr before serving with caramel crunch ice cream. Completely mouthwatering dessert, highly recommend you try this one for yourself 😁

Kylene Cook

September 21, 2019

I’m so excited, can I leave on low for longer.


September 18, 2019

This recipe was so easy to make and tasted absolutely delicious. Will definitely make it again


September 18, 2019

I made a gluten free version of this for my dad for father’s day. They didn’t have a GF vanilla cake mix available so used chocolate. Added vanilla icecream and fed about 20 people for dessert! 🀀


September 17, 2019

Best tasting recipe love love the desert it’s soo easy to make 😍


September 17, 2019

Doreen for sure you can use fresh apples just stew first. I haven’t tried with condensed caramel but experimenting is half the fun. Might turn out really sweet but give it a go and please let me know how you go


September 17, 2019

Lisa for half the recipe I would suggest a 3 litre cooker and for the full recipe a large 5 or 6 litre cooker.


September 16, 2019

What size slow cooker would you suggest for both the full recipe and those that have halved it Paulene Christie? πŸ™‚

Doreen Briggs

September 16, 2019

Can I use fresh apples and stew them first and also used tin of condensed milk caramel. Recipe looks delicious but we don’t have all the ingredients here in Cairo.

Darren Comley

September 15, 2019

What a great dessert Joanne I halved it and it fed six very satisfied people. Delightful!! =

Erina Parks

September 2, 2019

Used NZ ingredients. One tin Watties sliced apple @ 770g, one Edmonds vanilla cake mix @ 555g, with one egg and bit of water, made up just like the packet says, and half a bottle of Delmaine caramel topping. Next time I’d be tempted to use the whole bottle of caramel topping cos I love it so much! For two of us we got 6 large , I mean LARGE servings!


September 2, 2019

Hi,which Caramel topping do you use please?


September 2, 2019

Totally awesome. So easy to make. I used 2 tins apple and caramel sauce an only one packet of vanilla cake mix an was perfect. Will be adding to regular dessert when have get togethers


September 1, 2019

Cooked this for Father’s Day, heaps of leftovers too!!! Was delicious and so filling. Thanks for recipe

Tanya Hudson

September 1, 2019

This was amazing and so freaking easing to make. I made mine with gluten free vanilla cake mix and left out the caramel as my monsters are not fans, and served with ice cream. It turned out so well and my fussy monsters have requested it again . 10 outta 10 from us in the Hudson household


September 1, 2019

Yep that’s a keeper, whole family loved it. Halved the recipe, too easy

Rebecca Mounsey

August 30, 2019

This is the most yummiest dessert I’ve made. The whole family loved it. They wanted more and are always asking for me to make it again.
It’s to die for. I’ve told family members about this dessert.
Due to being lactose intolerant I substituted the dairy to lactose/dairy free.

Katherine Whiting

August 28, 2019

Do you need to drain the liquid out of the apples or add it in also?

Recipe states high Tess πŸ™‚


August 27, 2019

do you cook on high or low


August 26, 2019

I made this tonight super easy! I only used 1 x 800g tin of sliced apples
And made up 1 packet of cake mix.

I didnt use caramel because the brand i bought didnt taste very nice so i left it out.

Cooked on low for 3 hours, i didnt read it properly where it said cook on high. Oops. It came out perfect cooked on low though as the amount of ingredients were reduced.

Dellaz Pikia

August 26, 2019

This was great and very easy to do for my busy and big family of 9. Will keep on my menu that’s for sure. Thank You so much Joanne and hope to try more of your recipes

Yes as stated in ingredients list πŸ™‚

miranda marino

August 26, 2019

what can you use instead of caramel topping


August 26, 2019

Do u make the cake batter as directed please


August 26, 2019

OMG….thanks so much for your recipe Joanne!
My family were in dessert heaven!
And a food coma! Lol
So easy and so delicious!
I halved the recipe, and cooked on low for 4 hours in my 5.5 litre.
Will definately be making this again xx

Yasmin Morrison

August 25, 2019

Loved it !!! Every bowl was licked clean 🀀


August 22, 2019

Absolutely fantastic. Only used one tin apple,1/2 cup caramel and one cake mix. Took over 5 hours but I have a old cooker. Will definitely do again. So yummy


August 20, 2019

Looks delicious & so easyβœ…


August 19, 2019

This is a lovely three ingredient dessert. I halved the recipe to use in my 1.5l baby cooker, but it was still too much. I used about 3/4 of the apples, with 1/2 cup caramel topping and about 3/4 cake mix. (Butter cake) Will definitely make again. Thank you for the recipe Joanne.

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