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Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Stuffed Apples

A classic baked apple dessert, only done in a slow cooker. Play around with the spices and dried fruit options until you find your favorite mix.

Makes: 4 servings Prep: 20 mins Slow Cook: 5 hrs (low) or 2-1/2 hours (high)


4 medium tart baking apples (such as Granny Smith)
1/3 cup snipped dried figs or raisins
1/4 cup packed brown sugar [55 g]
1/2 teaspoon apple pie spice or ground cinnamon
1/4 cup apple juice [63 ml]
1 tablespoon butter or margarine, cut into four pieces


1. Core apples; cut a strip of peel from the top of each apple. Place apples, top sides up, in a 3-1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker.

2. In a small bowl combine figs, brown sugar, and apple pie spice. Spoon mixture into centers of apples, patting in with a knife or narrow metal spatula. Pour apple juice around apples in cooker. Top each apple with a piece of butter.

3. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 5 hours or on high-heat setting for 2-1/2 hours.

4. Using a large spoon, transfer apples to dessert dishes. Spoon some of the cooking liquid over apples. Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts (Stuffed Apples) Per serving: 200 kcal cal.,
3 g fat
(2 g sat. fat,
8 mg chol.,
31 mg sodium,
45 g carb.,
5 g fiber,
1 g pro.
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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