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Crock Pot Challenge Apple Pie

True to form, Pie Guy John Michael Lerma, found a way to make the crockpot work with his speciality…Pies!

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