These slow cooker baked apples are a great fruity dessert and perfect if you’re looking for something easy and tasty.
The filling mix for this recipe consists of a delicious blend of cinnamon, nutmeg, raisins, oats, walnuts, butter and of course some brown sugar. This combination leaves you with a flavor-packed center that matches the tender apple perfectly.
Any leftovers are well worth keeping as they make for a fantastic breakfast both hot and cold. If you’re reheating the apples, then make sure you heat them in either a microwave or a hot oven.
Like any apple recipe, you’re able to use any type of apple, but the results may vary. For the best results, I recommend using a stewing or baking apple, and you can usually find these at any good supermarket. There are quite a few varieties, but I highly recommend using something like a Jonagold, Granny Smith or something similar.
As you can imagine, slow cooker baked apples go perfectly with some vanilla ice cream. However, with that said you can just have it just on its own without any extras. Either way, you will end up with a great tasting dessert that the entire family will enjoy (Assuming they like fruit).
Exploding apples are quite common when you go to bake apples and is no different when you do it in the slow cooker. There are a few things you’re able to do to help reduce the chance of the apple falling apart such as pricking the skin or peeling a small strip of the skin away.
If you want to see how to do these baked apples, then be sure to check out the video below. The video will take you through everything you need to know about this incredible slow cooker dessert.
Slow Cooker Baked Apples Recipe
- 6 large apples
- 60g (2 oz.) butter, softened
- ½ cup brown sugar
- ¼ cup walnuts, chopped
- ½ cup rolled oats
- ½ cup raisins
- ½ tsp. cinnamon, ground
- ½ tsp. nutmeg, ground
- Core the apples, try to leave 1cm/1 inch at the bottom so the filling won’t fall out.
- In a bowl, combine the butter, brown sugar, walnuts, rolled oats, raisins, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
- Fill the apples with the walnut and oat mix.
- Place the apples into the slow cooker, so they’re facing upright. Also, add about ½ cup of water to the slow cooker.
- Cook on low for 3-4 hours or until tender.
- Serve & Enjoy
- The walnuts can easily be swapped for pecans instead. If you have a nut allergy then you can leave the nuts out completely, crushed cornflakes make for a decent replacement.
- Peeling the skin in a single strip around the center of the apple will help stop the apples from exploding. Not hugely important but for anyone where looks are important you might want to do this.
- If you prefer your desserts to be less sugary, then you can leave the sugar out of the filling. The apples and raisins should be able to provide enough sweetness to keep these baked apples enjoyable.
- Even though I wouldn’t recommend it, you can core the apples all the way through. You might find some, or all of the fillings will leak out the bottom.
If you’re one of the many people who love to know the nutritional information, then you can find it below. It’s important to keep in mind that this information is only an estimate as I used an online tool to calculate it.
There is a surprising amount of apple dishes that you can cook in the slow cooker. Thanks to the way apple’s cook they seem to work well in a slow cooker. If you’re looking for more, then be sure to check out the apple crumble you can cook up.
These sweet and delicious slow cooker baked apples are pretty easy to make but if you run into any trouble be sure to let me know. If you have any tips, tricks, feedback or anything else, then feel free to leave a comment right below.
Note: I use a 5.5L (6 Quart) slow cooker for all the recipes that I have on this website unless specified. If you have a smaller or larger slow cooker, then you might need to adjust the ingredients.