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Slow Cooker Fried Apples

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Easy slow cooker fried apples recipe, that melt in your mouth. Homemade with simple ingredients. Loaded with ripe apples, pumpkin pie spice, butter, sugar.

It does not get much easier and tastier than these slow cooker fried apples! Also, the smell that fills your home while they cook will make your mouth water in anticipation. This is the perfect fall treat and a great way to use up extra apples you may have from a trip to the orchard. Try my Sauteed Cinnamon Apples (30 minutes) and Crockpot Apple Butter, if you have even more apples to use up.

HOW TO MAKE SLOW COOKER FRIED APPLES?

  1. Add apples to the slow cooker– Sprinkle cornstarch. Mix until the apples are coated.
  2. Add brown sugar, granulated sugar, pumpkin pie spice– Mix until combined.
  3. Add melted butter, lemon juice, vanilla.
  4. Cover and cook– On High heat for 2 hours or until apples are tender.
  5. Mix– Until apples are coated in the caramelized sugar syrup.
  6. Serve warm– With ice cream or whipped cream.

WHAT TO SERVE WITH SLOW COOKER FRIED APPLES?

These apples are spectacular on their own with fresh whipped cream, but can be used in so many different ways. Use them as:

  • Topping– On ice cream, oatmeal, pudding, biscuits, pound cake, yogurt, waffles, french toast, pancakes, pork chops. or ham.
  • Filling– In cinnamon rolls or pastries, cakes, cupcakes, crepes, pies, tarts, monkey bread, in a crumble, or dump cake.

STORAGE

Refrigerate– In a sealed container for up to 3 days.

Freeze- In a freezer safe container or bag for up to 1 month.

Reheat– Allow them to thaw, if frozen, and then reheat in the microwave or on the stovetop.

VARIATIONS

Cut the apples differently– You can cut the apples into slices instead of chunks if you prefer. Make sure that the slices are not stacked and stuck together or they may cook unevenly.

Vary the spices– Use an apple pie blend or add cardamom. You can also use more or less depending on your personal preference.

Add extracts– Such as vanilla, almond, bourbon, amaretto or even coconut.

Make it vegan– Use coconut oil instead of butter.

Use a variety of apples– They all bring a slightly different taste. You can use Fuji, Pink Lady, Gala, Honeycrisp, McIntosh, or Granny Smith. Tart apples would require the addition of more sugar to create a more balanced flavor.

Add nuts- Such as roughly chopped walnuts, pecans, cashews, or slivered almonds. Toast the nuts before adding them for additional depth of flavor.

Add dried fruits– Such as dried cranberries, raisins or even dried mangoes.

Top it- With a caramel or fudge drizzle.

Use other sweeteners– Such as honey, agave, maple syrup, coconut sugar, or stevia. This is entirely up to you.

TIPS AND TECHNIQUES

Chop the apples evenly- When the pieces are a uniform size, they will cook more evenly.

Do you serve this warm or cold? It’s best served warm, otherwise the butter will solidify on the apples.

What are the best apples to use? I prefer sweeter apples like Honeycrisp, Fugi, Gala, or Pink Lady. However, you can use Granny Smith apples if you prefer a tart apple contrast to the sweet sugar.

Do you peel the apples? I prefer to peel the skin in order to create a more uniform texture. If you prefer to leave the skin on, you can! It does add color to the dish, and won’t change the flavor.

How do I know the apples are done? When the apples are tender but not falling apart and “mushy.” This takes about 2 hours.

Adjust the amount of sugar- Some people like this dish sweet while others don’t. Add more or less sugar, based on your preference. I like to use both, granulated and brown sugar for the best flavor profile.

Make for a crowd– Simply double the ingredients. Make sure your slow cooker is large enough to hold all the ingredients. If not, cook in 2 batches.

Use a non-stick pan– This prevents the apples from sticking and burning.

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Slow Cooker Fried Apples

Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
2 hrs
 

Easy slow cooker fried apples recipe, that melt in your mouth. Homemade with simple ingredients. Loaded with ripe apples, pumpkin pie spice, butter, sugar.

Servings: 6 People
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: crockpot fried apples
Calories: 267 kcal
Author: Abeer Rizvi

Ingredients

  • 3-4 pounds Apples Peeled and diced into 1.5 inch pieces
  • 2 tbsp Cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup Brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup Granulated sugar
  • 1-2 tsp Pumpkin pie spice Can be replaced with just ground cinnamon, Adjust quantity based on your preference
  • 1/4 cup Butter Unsalted, Melted
  • 1 tbsp Lemon juice
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Add apples to the slow cooker (6 quart or larger) and sprinkle cornstarch. Mix until apples are coated.

  2. Add brown sugar, granulated sugar, pumpkin pie spice and mix until combined.

  3. Add melted butter, lemon juice, vanilla.

  4. Cover and cook on High heat for 2 hours or until apples are tender but not falling apart and "mushy."

  5. Mix until apples are evenly coated in the caramelized sugar syrup.

  6. Serve warm with ice cream, whipped cream or anything else you like.

Recipe Notes

  • Read all my tips above.
  • Leftovers can be stored in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 3 days and reheated in the microwave or stovetop. 
Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Fried Apples
Amount Per Serving
Calories 267 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 5g25%
Cholesterol 20mg7%
Sodium 73mg3%
Potassium 255mg7%
Carbohydrates 52g17%
Fiber 5g20%
Sugar 41g46%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 359IU7%
Vitamin C 11mg13%
Calcium 26mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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