Stuffed Apples ~ In The Crock-Pot or In The Oven

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Stuffed Apples ~ In The Crock-Pot or In The Oven recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen

Piping hot, tender apples, filled with dried fruit and soft pecans, baked with brown sugar and spices; this was an excellent dessert that didn’t heat up the house or require more than a few minutes of effort on my part.

I baked the apples in the crock-pot this time. However, I’m including oven directions as well, if that is more your style.

I’ve made Cinnnamon Baked Apples and Brown Sugar Cinnamon Applesauce in the Crock-pot many times, but this was the first time I tried stuffing them. I loved the way all of the different flavors combined and my kids went nuts over these apples.

Stuffed Apples ~ In The Crock-Pot or In The Oven recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen

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Stuffed Apples ~ In The Crock-Pot or In The Oven

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Servings: 4 servings

Ingredients 

  • 4 granny smith apples
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup raisins light and dark work well
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cardamom or cinnamon
  • 4 teaspoons butter

Instructions

  • Wash and core the apples, removing at least a 1" center in each apple. Set the apples on a plate. Stir together the dried fruit, pecans, brown sugar, salt and cardamom or cinnamon. Fill each apple with this mixture, packing it firmly into each apple.
  • CROCK-POT DIRECTIONS: Place the filled apples in the bottom of the crock-pot. If you have a smaller crock-pot, you can raise a couple of the apples by sitting them on top of wadded up balls of foil in between the other two apples. (This is how I cooked ours this time.) Top each apple with a teaspoon of butter. Cover with lid and cook for about 2 hours on high, until the apples are fork tender. If you would like to cook on low, this should take 4-5 hours.
  • OVEN DIRECTIONS: Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Place the filled apples in a muffin tray. Top each apple with a teaspoon of butter. Bake until fork tender, about 20 minutes.
  • Serve each apple with a dollop of Vanilla Bean Whipped Cream or a scoop of Vanilla Bean Ice Milk or Ice Cream, if desired. Enjoy!
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Mary Younkin

Mary Younkin

Hi, I’m Mary. I’m the author, cook, photographer, and travel lover behind the scenes here at Barefeet In The Kitchen. I'm also the author of three cookbooks dedicated to making cooking from scratch as simple as possible.

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  1. Tricia Buice says

    Mary – my mom used to bake apples with spices and sugar. I love the way it makes the house smell like home. Lovely photos and the addition of raisins sounds terrific.