Slow-Cooked Stuffed Apples
Total TimePrep: 20 min. Cook: 3 hours
- 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
- 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.
Nutrition Facts1 each: 256 calories, 11g fat (4g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 50mg sodium, 43g carbohydrate (34g sugars, 6g fiber), 1g protein.
Oct 7, 2010
Just like any other cooked apple, except that there was a very smallamount of a sweet nutty mixture in the middle. It did nothing for me.I'd have been just as happy with plain cooked apples, and it wouldhave been easier.Note, if you want your filling to spill over the top like in the picture, you better double it. Mine just barely filled up the cavity.
Sep 15, 2010
I just made these this weekend, and they were awesome! I did leave out the apricots, and I doubled the topping so I had plenty to stuff inside and pile on top of the apples. I cored the apples like the directions said, but I didn't do it all the way through. I scooped out what was cored with a small measuring spoon so the pecan mixture didn't leak out of the bottom as the apples cooked. Also, next time I will cook them in either apple juice or cider instead of water for even more flavor! I think adding cornstarch to thicken the liquid to make it good for drizzling over the top is a good idea, too! Incidentally, I didn't make this for a dessert...I served it as a side dish along with baked chicken, macaroni and cheese, and buttered asparagus. They got rave reviews from my kids and husband! I can't wait to make this recipe again this fall! Delicious!
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