Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Crock Pot Baked Apples

Very, very yummy...semi-healthy (at least healthier than an apple pie) and they were a HUGE hit with everyone at our Thanksgiving dinner.  We served them with a small scoop of vanilla ice cream drizzled with some of the leftover sauce in the crockpot. 

I prepared/cored the apples and soaked them in orange juice over night- that only added to the hint of orange you get from the liquor.  Make sure they don't over cook!  I'd say 2 hours in a "newer" crockpot is enough-


Makes 6 baked apples


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


Preheat a large crock-pot on high heat and preset it for 3 hours. In a large bowl, mix brown sugar, walnuts, margarine, and cinnamon. Fill the apples with the filling and place them in the crock-pot. Pour in the apple juice or cider and the liquor, if using. Cover and cook 2 1/2 to 3 hours on high heat until the apples are soft and begin to collapse.

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