Cinnamon Apples: Crock Pot Recipes

This delicious dessert is tasty and warm, great dessert for wintertime.
This delicious dessert is tasty and warm, great dessert for wintertime. | Source

Recipes with Cinnamon and Apples

Cinnamon and apples are a great combination. Whether it be in an apple pie, apple crisp, homemade applesauce, or baked apple slices; cinnamon always makes this nutritious fruit even better. Here is a quick and simple recipe that involves the crock pot. You can serve this as dessert with whipped cream, for breakfast with pancakes, or as a side at Thanksgiving dinner. However you choose to serve it, it will be delighted by all.

Slow Cooker Cinnamon Apples

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Baked Cinnamon Apples: Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts
Calories 330
Calories from Fat90
% Daily Value *
Fat 10 g15%
Saturated fat 6 g30%
Unsaturated fat 3 g
Carbohydrates 73 g24%
Sugar 60 g
Fiber 5 g20%
Protein 1 g2%
Cholesterol 15 mg5%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

Cook Time

Prep time: 25 min
Cook time: 2 hours
Ready in: 2 hours 25 min
Yields: 12 servings

Baked Apples with Cinnamon: Ingredients

  • 9 Tart Apples, Jonathan Apples are a great choice
  • 1 1/2 cup Granulated Sugar, less if you use sweet apples
  • 1/3 cup Brown Sugar, it is better to use too much than too little
  • 1 1/2 Tablesppon Cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon Nutmeg
  • 6 Tablespoons Flour
  • 6 Tablespoons Butter, sliced

How to Directions with Pictures

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First get all your ingredients together. Apples, cinnamon, butter, sugar, flour, brown sugar, and nutmeg. Peel your apples. Place all peeled, sliced apples in crockpot. Add all ingredients. Stir ingredients coating apples. Place butter on top. Cook, stir once, and enjoy!
First get all your ingredients together. Apples, cinnamon, butter, sugar, flour, brown sugar, and nutmeg.
First get all your ingredients together. Apples, cinnamon, butter, sugar, flour, brown sugar, and nutmeg. | Source
Peel your apples.
Peel your apples. | Source
Place all peeled, sliced apples in crockpot.
Place all peeled, sliced apples in crockpot. | Source
Add all ingredients.
Add all ingredients. | Source
Stir ingredients coating apples.
Stir ingredients coating apples. | Source
Place butter on top.
Place butter on top. | Source
Cook, stir once, and enjoy!
Cook, stir once, and enjoy! | Source

How to Make Cinnamon Apple Slices

  1. First, peel apples. (If you would like to add nutrients to your dish, this step can be skipped.)
  2. Second, core and slice apples. The larger the slices, the more intact the apples will be. With smaller slices, you'll end up with a smoother mixture that has apple chunks.
  3. Put apple slices into crock pot.
  4. Add all ingredients, except butter.
  5. Mix together, so that all apple slices are coated with the mixture.
  6. Place butter on top in several slices.
  7. Place crock pot on high and cook for 1 1/2 to 2 hours. (You may also place it on low for 4 hours.)
  8. Halfway through, stir mixture, making sure to scrape the bottom, as a darker mixture will sink to the bottom.
  9. Cool slightly, serve and enjoy!

Picture of Green Apples

An apple a day, keeps the doctor away.
An apple a day, keeps the doctor away. | Source

Benefits of Apples

Everyone has heard the saying, "An apple a day, keeps the doctor away." Although if you ask anyone what is so beneficial about eating apples, most people will stat that it is a low calorie food. Although this is true, it also has many other health benefits that will help you live longer, be stronger, and feel better.

  • Strengthens Bones - Phloridzin is a flavanoid. It is believed to help protect post-menopausal women from osteoporosis, by increasing bone density. So where can you find this great nutrient? Apples. In fact, apples are the only place known to have phloridzin.
  • Lowers Cholesterol - Apples have pectin, which lowers bad cholesterol, also known as LDL cholesterol. You can lower your cholesterol by as much as 16 percent by eating two apples per day. Suggestion: this recipe is probably not the recipe to use when trying to lower cholesterol. Although if you are like me, and have a currently healthy level of cholesterol, then just feel good that the apple is combatting the butter in this dish.
  • Helps Manage Diabetes - The same part of an apple that lowers bad cholesterol also gives your body galacturonic acid, which helps in the maintenance of diabetes.
  • Assists in Weight Loss - A study done in Brazil, where women were trying to lose weight, the subjects either ate three pears, three apples, or neither of these. The women who ate the three fruits while dieting lost much more weight than those who did not.
  • Prevents Cancer - including liver, breast, colon, and lung cancer - There are numerous studies on each of these cancers that all show the same outcome. The more apples a person eats, the less likely they would develop cancer. In those who had cancer, it also showed that their cancer progressed more slowly, the more apples they ate.
  • Prevents Alzheimer's - Part of why apples prevent cancer, is because it contains quercetin, which reduces the amount of free radicals in the body. This same nutrient also helps prevent Alzheimer's, and the progression of this horrible disease.
  • Helps Maintain and Prevent Asthma - This is a two part preventative. Women who ate apples a lot while pregnant and before they became pregnant, were less likely to produce children who had asthma. Of those children who do have asthma, the ones that eat the most apples or drank apple juice more frequently were less likely to have asthma attacks.

Many fruits and vegetables have great benefits to your body. It is advised to eat as many different fruits and vegetables as possible. By spreading out your diet between apples, peppers, green beans, tomatoes, zucchini, carrots, etc., you are giving your body more and more nutrients. Although you need to maintain a healthy balance, by including such foods as wheat, protein, and milk as well. For items that you are unable to get through diet, it is ideal to consider supplementation.

© 2012 Angela Michelle

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weezyschannel 2 years ago from Central USA

Not a real fan of the fresh apple, but cooked apples (like dutch apple pie) I can handle! This was a very well written hub and very informative. Thank you for sharing and my husband wants me to make this


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angela_michelle 4 years ago from United States Author

Thank you, I may just reciprocate.


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Denise Handlon 4 years ago from North Carolina

Very useful info on the health benefits of apples. I loved the simplicity of this tasty apple recipe. I wrote an apple hub and will link yours with mine.


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angela_michelle 4 years ago from United States Author

Oh that sounds good!


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pstraubie48 4 years ago from sunny Florida

How clever is this. Love those crock pots. And apples fixed this way sounds yummy. Funny I came across this just at this moment; am making a pork roast in my crock pot today. So I will make one or two apples in my mini crock pot as apples with pork are such great complements. thanks for sharing this with us. ps


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angela_michelle 4 years ago from United States Author

Although it has the healthful apples, it does have a lot of sugar.


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sgbrown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

This sounds like a wonderful treat! We love apples and cinnamon together. This would be a delicious and healthy treat for anyday. Definitely buying apples at the grocery store this week and making this asap! Voting up and useful! :)


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angela_michelle 4 years ago from United States Author

Thanks, I hope you all get a chance to try this yummy dish.


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teaches12345 4 years ago

Love apples! You are right, cinnamon always makes apples taste a little more delightful. Great idea making this in a crock pot and I will have to try this soon.


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AliciaC 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

This recipe sounds very flavorful! I love the taste and the aroma of apple and cinnamon, and the butter sounds like a lovely addition. Thank you for sharing the recipe.


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angela_michelle 4 years ago from United States Author

Granny Smiths are probably a good choice.

I'm not so sure this is really a healthy alternative, but it does have apples!


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ptrg777 4 years ago from New York

Love apples and using a crock pot! I might use Granny Smiths with this one.


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Alecia Murphy 4 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina

This is a great time of year for baked apples. And it's a nice healthy alternative to cakes and pies. Voted up and shared!


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angela_michelle 4 years ago from United States Author

Btrbell, I also like anything I can make anything in the crock pot.

And yes carol, you'll love this, even if you don't like apples.

Thank you all for your comments. They are very much appreciated.


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btrbell 4 years ago from Mesa, AZ

This looks really yummy and I love anything I can make in my crock pot! Thank you. I will try it!


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The Dirt Farmer 4 years ago from United States

Sounds delicious & easy! Voted up & shared. Thanks for posting!


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carol7777 4 years ago from Arizona

i am not a huge apple fan..but do like them when cooked. SO I think this is worth trying. Thanks for sharing..and what a wonderful scent throughout the house with apples. that are not computers.

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