Crock Pot Baked Apples
Indulge in buttery baked apples with this lowfat option that’s just sweet enough to satisfy your sweet tooth. And thanks to the apples, you’ll get a full serving of fruit.
This recipe is the perfect marriage of those same delicious fall flavors wrapped up in a fuss-free dessert that is healthy to boot. Apples form the “base” of this dish. Once the apples are cored, the center becomes the perfect vessel for holding a cinnamon-spiced oat crumble. A bit of butter keeps this dish moist and decadent, without getting anywhere close to the amount of butter (or shortening) used in a standard pie.
The trick that makes this recipe so easy is using a slow cooker to cook the apples. It’s a convenient, hands-off approach that lets you just push a button and way away. In about two hours you’ll have perfectly soft apples with a golden brown crumble. These Slow Cooker Baked Apples make for a delicious guilt-free dessert or even a decadent breakfast or brunch item.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 5 servings, 1 apple each
Containers 1 1/2 Purple 1 Yellow 1 tsp.
5 medium Cortland (or Honey Crisp, Macintosh or Mutsu) apples
½ cup whole wheat flour
½ cup dry old-fashioned rolled oats
¼ cup coconut sugar
½ tsp . ground cinnamon
½ tsp . pumpkin pie spice
¼ tsp . sea salt (or Himalayan salt)
2 tbsp . organic grass-fed butter , (or extra-virgin organic coconut oil)
¾ cup water
Core apples using an apple corer (or sharp knife).
Add water to a 3-quart slow cooker and carefully place apples in slow cooker so that they are standing upright.
Combine flour, oats, sugar, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, salt, and butter in a small bowl; mix with a fork until crumbly.
Fill apples evenly with oat mixture.
Cook on low for 2 hours, or until apples are fork tender. Remove apples from slow cooker. Cool for 5 to 10 minutes.