Crock-Pot Baked Apples

Crock-Pot Baked Apples

Ingredients

Ingredients

1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup walnuts, chopped
2 tablespoons trans-fat free margarine or butter
1 teaspoon cinnamon
6 Gala or Macintosh apples, cored
1/2 cup apple juice or apple cider
2 tablespoons orange liquor (optional)

Instructions

In a large bowl, mix brown sugar, walnuts, margarine or butter, and cinnamon. If you don�t want to use walnuts, you could use pecans or go nut-free by substituting with � cup chopped raisins, prunes, or granola! Another great substitution is � cup of rolled quick oats moistened with a tablespoon of water before stuffing the apples.

Use a grapefruit spoon that has the sharp edges (or a melon baller or small pairing knife) and core most of the way through, I leave about � inch apple left at the bottom. You could remove the skin but I find that it helps to hold the apple together as it bakes – it also adds extra fiber which is always a plus.

Fill the apples with the filling and place them in the crock-pot.

Pour the apple juice or cider (and the liquor, if using) into the crock-pot, around the apples. If you don�t have apple juice or cider, you can use apple lime juice or apple vinegar (diluted with water and a little sugar).

Set the crock-pot on high heat and cook 2� to 3 hours until the apples are soft and begin to collapse.

 

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