Food Post: Feeling Fall Festive!

So this morning it was cool enough to wear a blazer to class. This means, that by southern standards it’s cool enough to bust out fall festive recipes! 😉 It may not be boot and scarf weather, but baked apples here we come! This is one of my favorite crock-pot recipes, and I save it for fall. You can find the original recipe here from Skinny Chef. I love this recipe, and its a GREAT healthy alternative to apple pie (although sometimes real deal pie is the only way).  Here is the recipe I use, I’ve just made a few personal preference changes to the original.

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Crock-Pot Baked Apples!

  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup pecans, finely chopped
  • 1/8 cup raisins
  • 2 tablespoons margarine or butter
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon allspice
  • 5 Gala or Macintosh apples, cored
  • 1/2 cup apple cider

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apples3Putting it all together!

In a large bowl, mix brown sugar, pecans, butter, allspice, raisins and cinnamon. I use my hand mixer on low just to make sure everything mixes together evenly but you could easily do it with a spoon or fork.

Core your apples. This is a bit arduous to do by hand so I bought a corer from Walmart for a dollar and it works great. The original recipe calls for 6 small apples but I find that 5 medium apples is what fits best in my crock pot.

Fill the apples with the filling (load them up!) and place them in the crock-pot.

Lastly, pour the apple cider into the crock-pot around the apples, and set the crock-pot on high heat and cook 2½ to 3 hours. You could also set it at low heat for 6-8hours, or just until the apples are soft and begin to collapse.

And that’s it!

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Almost done!

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