A baked apples recipe that is tender, spiced up and bursting with fall flavors. Stuffed baked apples are a fall tradition, and this recipe is so simple.
Serve as baked apple slices or serve as whole stuffed apples. Baked apples stuffed with an oatmeal mixture are fantastic for kids and adults to enjoy.
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Baked Apples Recipe
Baked apples are something I make every single fall. I make these for holiday parties, and they always go off with a bang.
What Are The Best Apples for Baked Apples
You want to buy an apple that is firmer in texture so it holds up well as it bakes in the slow cooker. You also can enjoy an apple that offers a sweet and tart flavor.
- Honey Crisp
How Do You Remove The Center Out of A Stuffed Apple
I used a melon ball scooper, it works great for removing the core and flesh out of the center of the apple. You can also use a paring knife as well if you prefer.
How Do You Make Slow Cooker Baked Apples
Start by removing the center of the apples with a lemon baller. After your apples are prepped, set them aside. Then in a bowl add your flour, brown sugar, oats, and cinnamon with butter to make it crumbly.
Then pour the mixture into apples and place them in the slow cooker. Cover and cook on high for two hours, until it is softened.
How To Serve Baked Apples
- Sprinkle with cinnamon
- Whipped Cream
- A scoop of Ice Cream
- Green plain yogurt or vanilla yogurt on the side
- Drizzle Caramel Sauce over apples
Can I Add Nuts Into My Baked Apples Recipe
Of course. If you want more of a crunch factor, mix in some nuts. You can do walnuts, pecans, or even slivered almonds. Or do a blend if you enjoy nuts.
How To Store Leftover Stuffed Apples
You can store your leftover apples in the fridge in an airtight container for up to a week. Then reheat apples in the microwave for a quick reheat. Or place in the oven and warm up slowly at 350 degrees. Once warm then enjoy.
Can Stuffed Baked Apples Be Frozen
Unfortunately, the answer is no. You can not freeze these baked apples. Because the apple breaks down so much as they bake, they become really tender. If you were to freeze and thaw these apples when they thaw they would turn to mush.
Can I Make Baked Apples In The Oven
Of course. Just follow directions for prepping your apples, and then place in a preheated 350-degree oven. Then bake for 30 to 40 minutes or until your apples are tender. If you are using larger apples, then add time to the baking time.
- 4 large baking apples
- 1/3 cup flour
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 1/3 cup oats
- 3-4 Tablespoons butter, softened
- 2 Tablespoons cinnamon
- 1/2 cup water
- Using a melon baller or paring knife, cut out the insides of the apples.
- Combine the flour, brown sugar, oats and cinnamon together and add just enough butter to make the mixture crumbly.
- Portion out the oat mixture into the apple cavities, and then pour the water into the bottom of the crockpot.
- Place the lid on the crockpot and cook on high for 2 hours, until the apples are softened.
- Serve plain or with a dollop of whipped cream and sprinkle of cinnamon.
Amount Per Serving Calories 348Total Fat 12gSaturated Fat 7gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 4gCholesterol 31mgSodium 100mgCarbohydrates 61gFiber 8gSugar 38gProtein 3g
What Size Crockpot Should I Use?
For this recipe, I would use a 5-quart crockpot. You may also want to use a crockpot liner which allows for less mess when it is time to clean up. If you want to double your recipe a 10-quart crockpot may be more what you are looking for.