Crockpot Baked Apples

Thursday, September 26, 2013

In honor of Johnny Appleseed's birthday today and the recent changing of the seasons, I thought I'd share with you this simple recipe that screams Fall.

Crockpot Baked Apples Recipe

Crockpot Baked Apple Slices
5 apples, peeled, cored, and sliced
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup apple juice
2 Tbsp cornstarch
1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
1 Tbsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 Tbsp butter, cubed

  1. Peel, core, and slice the apples.
  2. Add apples, sugars, apple juice, cornstarch, nutmeg, cinnamon, and vanilla to crockpot, stirring to incorporate.
  3. Place butter on top of apples
  4. Cook on high for 1 1/2 hours or on low for 4-5 hours. Stir mixture halfway through cooking.
Notes:
I used Fuji apples, but choose your favorite. (Ooh, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la - this family is down with the Fuji-la.)

Water can be substituted for apple juice.

These apples are delicious as a side dish (on their own), but you can also try them mixed into oatmeal, over pancakes or waffles, to make Glazed Apple Coffee Cake or Apple Pie French Toast Casserole, or served over vanilla ice cream as dessert. The possibilities are endless!

If you're in the mood for other Fall Favorite Recipe, give these other Harris Sisters tried and true recipes a try:

22 comments:

Suburban Epicurean said...

These look wonderful - I will be making these very soon for my family & I'm sure they will enjoy! Thanks for sharing !!

Kim O. said...

This turned out so good. Going to make this again soon.

Donna Walkush said...

Glad to hear you liked it, Kim!

Anonymous said...

I want to make these for my daughters Thanksgiving school lunch, would you double the recipe?

Donna Walkush said...

Hi Anonymous! First, let me say that these will really be a hit with the kids. And, yes you can easily double the recipe provided you have enough space in your crockpot. I'm looking at the photo above and see that I used my smaller crockpot for this recipe. My larger crockpot can fit up between 12-15 apples for my Crockpot Apple Butter recipe and could easily do the trick for a double batch of this recipe. I would say that this recipe makes about 10 servings as written.

Carolyn Gift said...

Thank you! Will be making Thursday, my D loves cinnamon apples and is very excited. I have a 7 quart crockpot so im going to double it. Found the recipe on Pinterest!

Ps. Idk why it says annoymous, i logged in. Oh well I am Carolyn G from Texas :)

Thanks Again!

Donna Walkush said...

Nice to "meet" you, Carolyn - I know the kids will love it! Happy Thanksgiving to you!

Anonymous said...

could you make this the night before somehow?

My 3 Little Love Bugs! said...

Can i put this in a pie?

BumbersBumblings said...

yum! a thanksgiving treat for sure!

Carolyn Gift said...

Was AMAZING! Kids loved it, used left overs in a spur of the moment pie....omg good.
I doubled the recipe for the kids.

Donna Walkush said...

Hi Anonymous. Yes! Since this is a crockpot recipe, feel free to "set it and forget it." A definite make the night before recipe!

Donna Walkush said...

Hi Carolyn! Thanks for the kind words! And I think you just answered My 3 Little Love Bugs question for me. ;-) The apples will already be cooked, but they are very much the consistency of apple pie filling once they're cooked so definitely give that a try M3LLB!

Melanie said...

This looks and sounds AMAZING! We're having our first Oktoberfest this weekend and I've been searching for another side dish....I just found it! Thank you so much!

Donna Walkush said...

Hi Melanie! I just updated the recipe page with two new links of other recipes that use these apples as one of their ingredients. So make sure to check out those recipes too. Once you've made these apples, you'll be hooked! Have fun at your Oktoberfest this weekend.

Laura said...

Can you freeze after cooking?

Donna Walkush said...

Hi Laura, These apples are completely cooked and are made to eat immediately after cooking. That said, if you would like to freeze them, they would probably freeze well if you start with a firm apple and slightly undercook them. That should adjust for any additional moisture they will pick up from the freezing process. If you intend to freeze and then use these as apple pie filling (as several commenters above have suggested) about 2 1/2 cups of apples would equal one can of filling. Good luck!

Anonymous said...

Could these be done in the oven? I'm short on crockpots.

Anonymous said...

Could these be done in the oven? I'm short on crockpots.

Donna Walkush said...

Hi Anonymous, I have never tried this recipe other than in the crockpot, but you could try it in a large pot on top of your stove. Cook over medium heat (covered) until apples are tender. Good luck!

Anonymous said...

I was wondering if you can use peaches that you have fresh that you froze from the summer in the crockpot instead of the apples .And use them a pie or a crisp or cobbler

Donna Walkush said...

Hi Anonymous! I'm sure that peaches would work well in the recipe as far as the spices go. They might not need as much cooking time, especially if they've been previously frozen, so keep an eye on them. Good luck!

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