Serve these delicious and easy to make Crock-Pot Baked Apples as a side dish for dinner or save them as a yummy dessert served by them selves or a scoop of ice cream!
Crock-Pot Baked Apples
I was given a bag of apples by a dear friend and I really wanted to make something fun in the crock-pot. We have made quite a few different slow cooker apple recipes but we have not done Crock-Pot Baked Apples yet.
Now normally baked apples are made with a whole apple that has been cored and stuffed with spices, butter and usually pecans or walnuts. But these baked apples are different because I decided to slice the apples and spice then up with classic apple pie type spices, cinnamon and nutmeg. To add a little bit of sweetness a touch of white sugar and brown sugar and then to round out the flavor just a little bit of butter.
These delicious apples are WONDERFUL served hot right out of the crock-pot as a side dish (think served with pork chops or chicken) but if you want you can also serve them with a scoop of ice cream and have them as a dessert.
Leftovers (if you have any!) can easily be stored in the refrigerator and eat them cold or heat them up in the microwave as a late night snack (shhh).
To make coring and slicing the apples easier I use an OXO Good Grips Apple Corer and Divider. This type of tool just make quick work out of a bunch of apples. But slicing them by hand with a knife works just as well. I then peel each slice then take a knife and cut each slice into to pieces and add to the crock-pot. This is totally optional. Some folks like the skins some like their apples skinless.
If you are lucky enough to have an abundance of apples (think fall apple picking season), go ahead and slice those apples up and toss them in a zippered freezer bag. Add all the ingredients (white sugar, brown sugar, butter, cinnamon and nutmeg) to the bag and freeze the bag flat. When you are in the mood for some warm apple pie apples just thaw the bag and dump it all in the slow cooker and cook according to the recipe directions.
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