Delicious cinnamon apples, baked in a slow cooker for the most delicious dessert, side dish, ice cream topping, or even breakfast over oatmeal and pancakes. This recipe is quick and simple, and one of the very best ways to use up those apples in the fall!
I absolutely love apple recipes, especially in the fall! Whether it is our favorite Walnut and Apple Coffee Cake, Apple Pie Cinnamon Rolls or these delicious slow cooker baked cinnamon apples, the whole family is happy when I bake with apples!
This recipe is simple and only takes a few minutes to pull together in the slow cooker. Sometimes it is the simple recipes that are the very best!
Apples are naturally sweet and have a dynamic range of flavors, so they don't need much to be able to stand as a dessert on their own. The cinnamon enhances the flavor of the apples and makes for a lighter and delicious treat.
When I was growing up, my mom would make us a version of this cinnamon apples recipe in a small bowl in the microwave as a treat and we loved it! We would ask for it and savor every last bite.
Baked Apple Slices
To make these baked cinnamon apple slices, give your apples a good rinse. Peel and core each apple and cut into even slices. It is much easier with an apple slicer, but can be done by hand as well.
If you are using a 2.5 quart crock pot and don't want to go to the trouble of measuring your apples, just fill up the pot and it is the perfect amount. If you are using a larger slow cooker, be sure to use 6- 8 large apples or measure out 3 pounds of sliced and cored apples.
Sprinkle with the sugars, flour, and cinnamon and toss until apples are coated.
Dump apples into the slow cooker and top with slices of butter. Cover and cook on high for 2 hours or until the apples are softened, but not mushy.
Before serving, give your apples a quick stir from the bottom up to incorporate all of the juices that have settled in the bottom. You will want all of that goodness from the bottom!
Serving Ideas for Baked Apples
Baked apples are wonderful on their own, but can also be delicious addition to a number of recipes!
Here are some ideas for serving baked apples:
- vanilla ice cream
- caramel or toffee ice cream
- French toast
- cream of wheat
- German pancake topping
- cake topping
- cheesecake topping
- top with granola
- add chopped walnuts or pecans
There are so many possibilities! I personally love cinnamon apples on their own or with a little vanilla ice cream. So delicious!
Delicious cinnamon apples baked in a slow cooker
- 6-8 apples, peeled and sliced approx 3 lbs.
- 2 T lemon juice
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 2 tsp. cinnamon
- 1/4 cup flour
- 2 T butter sliced
Peel and core apples. Cut into slices in a large bowl. Toss in lemon juice.
Sprinkle with sugars, flour, and cinnamon. Toss until apples are coated.
Dump apples into slow cooker. Top with sliced buter. Bake on high for 2 hours or until apples are softened, but not mushy.
I like to use a combination of Granny Smith and Pink Lady apples for the best flavor, but fuji and gala taste great as well.
Here are 6 more delicious apple recipes for you to try this season! I love to try new apple recipes!
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