I found this recipe amidst a collection of slow cooker recipes given me by my mom from a past church get-together. I’m not sure if you’d categorize this as a side dish or dessert—you could probably categorize it as both!
I’ve never made baked apples in our out of a slow cooker so I have a few questions for you seasoned apple bakers:
- How do you serve baked apples? Hot, fresh from the crock pot or pureed into applesauce and served cold?
- Could you top the warm baked apples with a little homemade whipping cream or vanilla bean ice cream and serve as a desert?
- Is there a particular type of apple that works best in a recipe like this one?
I’d love to know what you think, whether you speak from experience or are simply throwing out your best guess!
Image by QuintanaRoo, shared via Flickr.
6 to 8 medium, unpeeled apples, washed and cored
2 T raisins
1/4 c sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
2 T butter
Mix raisins and sugar. Fill center of apples. Sprinkle with cinnamon and dot with butter. Place in crock pot, stacking to fit. Add 1/2 cup water. Cover and cook on low overnight or a good 8 hours.
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