Use a slow cooker to make chunky crock pot apples, with cinnamon and brown sugar, then enjoy them on pancakes, waffles, oatmeal, or pound cake, etc.
My husband was recently given a bag filled with homegrown apples from one of his clients. Not wanting to waste any of them, I decided it was the PERFECT opportunity to make up a batch of Chunky Crock Pot Apples!
Do you ever slow cook apples? The process is so completely easy! In about 10 minutes time, the apples, lemon juice, brown sugar, cinnamon, etc. can be cooking in the crock pot. The prep work is minimal, then you let the apples cook on low all day. When done, give them a light “mash”, and end up with phenomenal tasting chunky crock pot apples!
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There Are MANY Ways To Use Chunky Crock Pot Apples
These yummy apples can be eaten warm straight out of the crock pot, or can be used as a topping for oatmeal, pancakes or waffles! The apples can also be used on cake, ice cream, or yogurt. Chunky crock pot apples also make a perfect side dish for pork dinners. The ways to use them are endless! They taste fantastic, and there’s only a minimal amount of prep involved!
How To Make Chunky Crock Pot Apples
To make the chunky crock pot apples, first peel and remove seeds from 8 large apples (any kind will taste great!). Slice the apples and then cut the slices into chunks.
Place the apple pieces into a crock pot, then stir in some fresh squeezed lemon juice. Add cinnamon, brown sugar, water and a touch of butter. Put the lid on the slow cooker, and cook the apples for 6-7 hours on LOW heat.
When the apples are done cooking, they will be nice and tender and will smell (and taste amazing!). You can lightly mash them with a potato masher, but make sure to leave lots of chunks!
Once you’ve mashed the softened apples a bit, the chunky crock pot apples are DONE! They can be eaten just like this! Ooh boy… are they ever GOOD! They can also be used in a great variety of ways, cold OR hot. The seasoned, sweet chunky apples are so good, I can eat them warm, right out of the bowl! YUM!
You Can Serve Warm Chunky Crock Pot Apples In Oatmeal
The apples taste phenomenal when added to oatmeal. Their sweetness and the warm, cinnamon flavored apples means there is no need to add additional sugar! Chunky crock pot apples really add a LOT of flavor to a bowl of plain, ordinary oatmeal!
You Can Serve Them On Pancakes Or Waffles
The topping tastes great on pancakes or waffles, too! It’s warm, spicy cinnamon flavor pairs well with both breakfast foods! Trust me, these apples make a GREAT topping, and no syrup is needed! TIP: Use a slotted spoon to let a tiny bit of the juice drain off before adding to the pancake or waffle.
Chunky Crock Pot Apples also taste delicious as a filling for dessert crepes, and as a topping for vanilla or caramel flavored ice cream, yogurt, or slices of pound cake. They are also a yummy side dish, when served with a baked pork roast or pork chops.
I hope you will consider making this easy, versatile recipe. I’ve never been disappointed in all the years I’ve been making them. Once the apples are cooked, the possibilities are endless! Have a fantastic day, and come back soon.
Looking For More APPLE Recipes?
You can find all of my recipes in the Recipe Index, located at the top of the page. If you enjoy cooking with apples, you might be interested in trying my recipes for:
- Mom’s Apple Cake
- Dutch Crumb Apple Pie
- Apple Shortbread Tart
- Pork Tenderloin with Apples and Apple Cider Sauce
- Apple Crumb Muffins
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- 8 large apples (any variety)
- Lemon juice (from 1/2 a large lemon)
- 1 Tablespoon cinnamon
- 1/3 cup brown sugar (packed)
- 1/3 cup water
- 1 teaspoon butter
- Peel apples, slice, remove seeds, then cut into chunks. Put apples into crock pot.
- Squeeze fresh lemon juice over apples and stir to combine.
- Add cinnamon, brown sugar, water and butter to crock pot. Stir well.
- Place lid on slow cooker; cook apples on LOW for 6-7 hours. Remove lid from apples. Lightly mash tender apples with a potato masher (or a fork if you don't have a potato masher), being sure to leave lots of chunks. Serve and enjoy!
IDEAS: Serve warm as a side dish with pork. Serve warm over pancakes or waffles (no need for butter or syrup!) Serve warm apples on top of cooked oatmeal (yum) Use as a filling for dessert crepes. Serve cooled chunky apples as a topping on ice cream or yogurt Serve on top of pound cake, etc.
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