Baked Apples with Cider Butter Sauce

  • serves 6

Baked apples are the kind of simple cold-weather dessert that never goes out of style, especially when served with some lovely vanilla frozen yogurt or ice cream. Baked apples, served with yogurt, are also a terrific snack or breakfast. Note: this recipe is designed for a 4- to 5-quart slow cooker. Recipe reprinted from the Canadian Living Slow Cooker Collection

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Directions for: Baked Apples with Cider Butter Sauce


6 apples

½ cup packed brown sugar

½ cup chopped dried cherries, apricots, cranberries or raisins

½ tsp cinnamon

¼ tsp grated nutmeg

½ cup apple cider or juice

2 Tbsp butter, melted

2 tsp cornstarch


1. Core apples almost to bottom, leaving base intact. Slice off ¾-inch (2cm) wide strip of peel around hole at top; trim base to level, if necessary.

2. In bowl, combine brown sugar, dried cherries, cinnamon and nutmeg; pack into apples. Place in slow cooker. Whisk together apple cider and butter; pour over apples.

3. Cover and cook on low, basting several times, until wrinkly and very tender, about 3 to 4 hours. Transfer apples to shallow serving dish and keep warm.

4. Whisk cornstarch with 1 tbsp (15 mL) cold water; whisk into liquid in slow cooker. Cover and cook on high until sauce is thickened, about 15 minutes. (Make-ahead: Let apples and sauce cool separately. Store at room temperature for up to 8 hours or refrigerate in airtight containers for up to 3 days. Rewarm to serve.)

5. Drizzle sauce over apples.

See more: Dessert, North American, Fruit, Slow Cook


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