Saturday, September 29, 2012

Sweet Saturday ~ Slow-Cooked Stuffed Apples

Welcome to Sweet Saturday at Charlene Blogs.  I'm anxious to get into all the great recipes that come with Autumn and the holiday seasons.  So, this week I'm warming things up with an easy irresistible dessert, slow-cooker way.  *smile*  I got this recipe from  Thank you Taste of Home for allowing us to share them. :)

It's a tender stuffed apple filled with chewy pecans and yummy caramel topping.  Pam Kaiser of Mansfield, Missouri shared it.  

Slow-Cooked Stuffed Apples

Slow-Cooked Stuffed Apples Recipe
photo by Taste of Home

  • Prep: 20 min. 
  • Cook: 3 hours
  • Yield: 6 Servings

  • 6 large tart apples
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup chopped dried apricots
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Granola and caramel ice cream topping, optional
  • Core apples and peel top third of each; brush peeled portions with lemon juice. Place in a 6-qt. slow cooker.
  • Combine the pecans, apricots, brown sugar, butter, cinnamon and nutmeg. Place a heaping tablespoonful of mixture in each apple. Pour 2 cups water around apples.
  • Cover and cook on low for 3-4 hours or until apples are tender. Serve with granola and caramel topping if desired. Yield: 6 servings.
Nutritional Facts
1 stuffed apple (calculated without optional ingredients) equals 256 calories, 11 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 15 mg cholesterol, 50 mg sodium, 43 g carbohydrate, 6 g fiber, 1 g protein.

Have any ideas to personalize it?  Do share!   

Until next time, may your dreams be magical.


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