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Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Warm Cinnamon Spiced Apples in the Slow Cooker


     This may be my new favorite side dish!  Of course it would be, it is a sweet side after-all!  But really, these apples are so easy and sooooooo good.  They come out soft and sweet with a little bit of cinnamon spice.  Jax and I could eat a whole batch, I am quite sure of it!  We did share a few with Matt, begrudgingly.  These sweet apples were perfect alongside a nice salty slice of ham.  What a fun fall meal! 
 

     MiMi came up with the original recipe a few weeks ago.  Hers were so good!  I cut back on the sugar and butter in this recipe and we didn't miss it at all! 


Warm Cinnamon Spiced Apples in the Slow Cooker

Ingredients:

6 apples (you'll want to use a variety that stands up to cooking)
2 tsp cinnamon (or more)
2 T honey
1 tsp vanilla
2 T dark brown sugar (light brown would work fine)
1 T butter

  1. Core and slice apples, place in slow cooker (I used my 4 qt insert)
  2. Place remaining ingredients on apples.  
  3. Cook on high for 4 hours, gently stirring when there's an hour left.  
  4. If you want a thicker "syrup," add a slurry of 1-2 tsp corn starch to about the same amount of water at the three hour mark.  Stir into the apples' juices and allow to cook on high for the last hour.
  5. Serve warm

22 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness, these apples look divine! I bet these make the whole house smell fabulous!!

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    1. Thank you! They do make the whole house smell so yummy. I have to make them on days I am out of the house for work otherwise I am hungry all day ;-)

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  2. Wow, this looks so yummy and easy! I'm going to pin it for this weekend!! Thank you!

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  3. Oh, what an idea! First I thought this was a dessert (you know I'd serve it with a pint of whipping cream, lol) but I bet it pairs up with ham wonderfully! Must try!!!

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    1. It would be a delicious dessert as well. I actually have another batch going right now. Whipped cream would be amazing with it and I happen to have cream in the fridge right now! Maybe some maple whipped cream... mmmmm!

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  4. Good Evening Carlee, Oh my word, slow cooker apples.... this sounds fabulous. I am trying to use my slow cooker much more, so I am definitely going to be trying your recipe. Rather than a side dish, I feel sure I will enjoy these scrumptious apples with some Devon cream.
    Best Wishes
    Daphne

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    1. That would be wonderful! I definitely go through phases with my slow cooker. Sometimes I use it a lot and then I forget to use it for a while. It really is a great way to have something delicious on extra busy days!

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    1. Thank you, we really enjoy them every time we make them!

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  6. I've always eaten cinnamon apples at a restaurant, but never thought to make them at home. Love it! And it looks so easy cooked in the slow cooker. They look awesome!

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    1. They are so good and really easy. We've been having them once a week lately!

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    2. Those look good - bet they go great with vanilla ice cream too! Thanks for sharing at the Lazy Gastronome, What's for Dinner linky party!

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    3. They would be perfect with ice cream! Now I am hungry!

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  7. Ohhhh wow, these look like such an amazing side dish! Or over ice cream... or really just anything! They don't get mushy after 4 hours?

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    1. As long as you use a sturdy apple, they hold up. When I used Jonathon and Jonagold apples they were perfect. I did a batch with more variety and a few did break up. It didn't bother us one bit, but they weren't as pretty.

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  8. This is perfect! Pinned and tweeted. We appreciate you taking the time to party with us! I hope to see you on Monday at 7 pm, so we get to see your fabulous new creations. The party goes until Friday at 7 pm. Happy Sunday! Lou Lou Girls

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  9. I can almost taste this delicious dish of apples. Your recipe is awesome, I have pinned it. We really enjoy you sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you again soon!
    Miz Helen

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  10. Love these apples! Thanks for sharing them on Five Friday Finds and reminding me I need to make some. :) You're featured this week too! :)

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    1. Thank you! I have made them quite a few times in the past few weeks. I think we're hooked!

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