Crockpot Apples with Cinnamon
These slow cooker apples with cinnamon are a spiced and buttery easy dessert that will warm your heart — and your belly.
Apple and cinnamon, the ultimate comfort sweet flavor combination. It’s also one of my favorite ingredients to mix. My famous apple and cinnamon bread is just another example of my all-time affair with this combination.
To balance the flavor in this recipe, I add some lemon drops that will cut the excess sweetness and it will add a refreshing touch.
My favorite tip for the glossy finish is a tablespoon of cornstarch. It will thicken the caramel and it will stick better to the surface of the apples
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What type of apple to use for this recipe?
Your favorite type. This recipe does not need a particular type of apple.
Personally, I adore pink lady apples because they can put up with a lot of heat and don’t fall apart. Also, they are semi-sweet with a mildly acidic taste. This way the recipe doesn’t turn out overly sweet.
How to cook the apples in the slow cooker?
As in almost every recipe in the slow cooker, the only step is to add all the ingredients and set the cooking mode (high or low).
For this recipe, the standard time is 2.5 hours in high and 5 hours in low. But it will depend on how soft you desire your apples. I like my apple fork-tender but not so soft that they will break down into apple jam.
The procedure is as easy as “toss all the ingredients and let them cook”, but I like to stir every hour to make sure that all the apple slices are covered with the cinnamon and butter caramel.
How to serve these crockpot apples with cinnamon?
The “classic” way to serve these apples with cinnamon is with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream.
The contrast between cold and warm just elevates this dessert to another level.
I like to serve them with plain greek yogurt to get a sour and sweet contrast.
Finally, you can drain the excess liquid and use it as a filling for some puff pastry apple strudels.
This recipe is so versatile and easy that you can make a big batch, and then store it in a glass jar for up to 1 month in the fridge.
- 6 apples
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 2 tbsp cinnamon
- ½ tsp nutmeg
- 2 tbsp unsalted butter
- ½ tbsp vanilla extract
- 1 tbsp cornstarch
- ½ lemon juice
- Pinch of salt
Peel and deseed the apples. Slice them and make sure that the slices are the same size.
Toss all the ingredients into the slow cooker and give it a stir.
Cook for 2.5 hours in high or 5 hours in low. Every hour, stir.
Serve with some ice cream or yogurt.