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Slow-Cooked Stuffed Apples

 Slow-Cooked Stuffed Apples
This irresistible dessert is slow-cooker easy. Warm and comforting, the tender apples are filled with chewy pecans and yummy caramel topping. —Pam Kaiser, Mansfield, Missouri
6 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Cook: 3 hours

Ingredients

  • 6 large tart apples
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup chopped dried apricots
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Granola and caramel ice cream topping, optional

Directions

  • Core apples and peel top third of each; brush peeled portions with
  • lemon juice. Place in a 6-qt. slow cooker.
  • Combine the pecans, apricots, brown sugar, butter, cinnamon and
  • nutmeg. Place a heaping tablespoonful of mixture in each apple. Pour
  • 2 cups water around apples.
  • Cover and cook on low for 3-4 hours or until apples are tender. Serve
  • with granola and caramel topping if desired. Yield: 6 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 stuffed apple (calculated without optional ingredients) equals 256 calories, 11 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 15 mg cholesterol, 50 mg sodium, 43 g carbohydrate, 6 g fiber, 1 g protein.