Make these Stuffed Crockpot Apples as a delicious side dish for pork chops or an easy dessert! This is one of my favorite slow cooker apple recipes to make for fall dinners.
I love making these Stuffed Crockpot Apples during apple season because they have they yummy flavors of warm apple pie or apple crisp, without the work! Oh, and they make the house smell AMAZING. You could put this easy recipe in the crockpot on Christmas morning and make the house smell amazing all day, my favorite thing to do!
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This recipe is super versatile! It can be served as a side dish alongside pork chops or roast pork. Or, serve it as a dessert with some ice cream and maple syrup or caramel sauce drizzled on top! It could be your new favorite apple dessert!
It's easy to make slow cooker apples using fresh apples. First, you remove the apple core, but leave the apple intact. Then, you mix a simple crumble out of nuts, brown sugar, butter and spices. Stuff and pack the apples, then slow cook them in the crock pot. Towards the end of the cook time, check the apples frequently for doneness. If they are overcooked, they will fall apart! This recipe assumes you are using large apples, so if you are using smaller apples, it's especially important to check the apples for doneness.
You can of course use different types of apples for this recipe! I used granny smith, because they are good apple for longer amounts of baking and I prefer a tart apple for this recipe.I have also used golden delicious, honeycrisp, and pink lady apples, and they work great! Choose your favorite type of apple, no stress!
Looking for more easy recipes? Try my Mom's Skillet Fried Apples recipe.
This recipe would be a great addition to Thanksgiving dinner! You can find my complete list of Thanksgiving recipes here.
Stuffed Crockpot Apples
- 6 medium Granny Smith apples
- ¼ cup dried cranberries
- ¼ cup packed brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons butter, melted
- 2 tablespoons chopped walnuts
- ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ⅛ teaspoon ground nutmeg
- ¼ cup water (for crock pot)
- Whipped cream or vanilla ice cream, for serving (optional)
- honey, maple syrup, or caramel sauce, for serving (optional)
- Using a melon baller, remove the cores from the apples, leaving the bottom intact.
- In a small bowl, mix together the remaining ingredients and melted butter. Spoon the mixture into the top of the apples.
- Prepare the liner of a slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray.
- Arrange the apples around the bottom of the slow cooker. Add ¼ cup of water (or apple cider) around the bottom of the apples to help keep them from burning to the crock pot.
- Cook on low for about 2 hours, watching closely as the apples will begin falling apart if overcooked.
- Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or whipped cream, and drizzle with honey, maple syrup or caramel sauce.
Note: Sometimes instead of nuts, I like to mix a little granola into the apple stuffing.