Sundays are for Slow Cooking. I just love using my slow cooker on a lazy Sunday to make super easy home-cooked meals. Do you? Today, we’re making a hearty healthier dessert that’s perfect to finish a meal on your Sunday night. It’s Baked Apples in the Slow Cooker!
Recently, I received John Legere’s new #SlowCookerSunday cookbook, and it has some amazing recipes that are all adapted for using with your slow cooker.
You totally want this book. It has real food recipes that your family will love to eat like Melt in Your Mouth Pot Roast and Tortellini Soup and Baked Apples — all made in your slow cooker. It has many of John’s favorite recipes along with tons of advice about everything from the office to the kitchen. Plus, it’s full of behind the scenes from his Facebook Live show and a few glimpses of his personal life.
Bake Apples in the Slow Cooker
Check out how easy it is to make these Baked Apples in the Slow Cooker.
When you core the apples, make sure to not core all the way through — keep the bottom intact. This is a mistake I’ve made when I’ve made baked apples from my own recipes. If you don’t leave the bottom, all the yumminess you filled it with runs out.
This recipe only calls for 1/4 cup of oatmeal for all 6 apples, I decided to double that so I could fill each apple to the top. I definitely think it makes this a hearty dessert. In fact, you could probably eat one of these for an entire meal and feel very satisfied.
Two things I want to mention.
- If you aren’t an oatmeal fan, another option is using nuts like chopped walnuts or pecans. I have a nut allergy, so we stuck with oatmeal.
- The recipe calls for old fashioned oats, but I only had quick cooking on hand. Our apples came out just perfect.
Once you’ve filled the apples, just place them in the slow cooker and surround them with 1/2 cup of apple juice and let them bake.Print
This Baked Apples in the Slow Cooker recipe is perfect for 4-6 apples in the slow cooker.
- 6 large apples
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 tablespoons of butter, melted
- 1/2 cup apple juice
- 1/4 cup old-fashioned oats (or walnuts)
- Wash and core apples, but keep the bottoms. You can use a melon baller or paring knife to core the apples.
- Pare off a 1-inch strip of the skin around the top of the apples to prevent splitting.
- Mix the brown sugar, cinnamon, butter, and oats (or walnuts) together in a bowl.
- Fill each apple with the mixture.
- Place the apples in the slow cooker and add the apple juice around the bottom of the apples.
- Turn the slow cooker on high heat and cook for 2 1/2 to 3 hours until apples are soft when poked with a fork.
- Serve with ice cream and caramel sauce, whipped cream, or as is.
If you need more apples, get medium-sized ones as large ones take up a lot of space.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 2 1/2 to 3 hours
- Method: slow cooker
- Cuisine: dessert
Keywords: baked apples, apples, healthy dessert
In about three hours, you have perfect individual desserts for the whole family. You can top them with so many things from ice cream to caramel sauce. I use very heavy whipping cream and make homemade whipped cream. Because it’s so heavy, it comes out as thick as ice cream. That’s what you see pictured above.
They are also super tasty all by themselves, too.
Where to get the Cookbook
This Baked Apples recipe is just one of 52 recipes you can find in the new #SlowCookerSunday – Leadership, Life and Slow Cooking with CEO and Chef, John Legere cookbook. Plus, it’s full of so much more! See what Martha Stewart has to say about it!
Get your copy of the cookbook online (and it ships for FREE!) or check the store locator to find it in your nearest store.
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