Hot Caramel Apples

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Cook: 4 hours


4 servings

Updated: Oct. 15, 2022
Who ever thinks of making dessert in a slow cooker? This old-time favorite goes together quickly, and it's such a treat to come home to the aroma of cinnamon baked apples just like Mom used to make! —Pat Sparks, St. Charles, Missouri


  • 4 large tart apples, cored
  • 1/2 cup apple juice
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 12 Red Hots
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 8 caramels
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Whipped cream, optional


  1. Peel about 3/4 in. off the top of each apple; place in a 3-qt. slow cooker. Pour juice over apples. Fill the center of each apple with 2 tablespoons of sugar, three Red Hots, 1 tablespoon butter and two caramels. Sprinkle with cinnamon.
  2. Cover and cook on low for 4-6 hours or until the apples are tender. Serve immediately with whipped cream if desired.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 424 calories, 14g fat (9g saturated fat), 32mg cholesterol, 177mg sodium, 79g carbohydrate (70g sugars, 6g fiber), 1g protein.