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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
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Cook: 3 hours
  • Makes
    6 servings

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.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 256 calories, 11g fat (4g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 50mg sodium, 43g carbohydrate (34g sugars, 6g fiber), 1g protein.

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