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How To Make An Apple Dessert With A Crock Pot

Updated on September 7, 2016

Do you enjoy the taste of an apple dessert with a generous sprinkling of cinnamon? I know one of my favorite scents and flavors is cinnamon apple anything, and I do not restrict myself to the time of year when I make such creations. However, during the autumn months apples tend to be really fresh since these are just coming into season, and this a great way to process the abundant fruit off your trees. What if you do not really like exact recipes, but want a baked apple treat? Once an awhile it is nice to make something without an exact recipe, and I love to experiment! Now that the weather is getting cooler, well not much cooler here in the Southern California valleys, but in other parts of the country a crock pot is a wonderful tool for those cool Fall and Winter nights. Who wants to spend hours monitoring a home cooked meal or dessert when you can simply chop up the ingredients and throw these in a crock pot? For the "loose" recipe below I used:

  • A large amount of cut up organic apples
  • Water to cover the apples in the crock pot.
  • Half a cup of sugar.
  • A very liberal sprinkling of cinnamon.

Some people like exact measurements with the use of cinnamon, but I just pour it in because I love it! I am both liberal politically and with my cinnamon use, but if you are not a cinnamon lover like me you could start with a teaspoon or two. Take a look at the pictures below to see how I created this fun baked apple type of dessert. The great part about using the crock pot means I could leave it alone for a few hours and not worry about it, whereas with real baked apples you have to monitor the oven frequently.

Step One: Cut Up The Apples

Use a chopping board to cut up the organic homegrown apples.
Use a chopping board to cut up the organic homegrown apples.

I have a large supply of organic apples, so I decided to cut these up and make a lovely baked apple dessert. Whereas I love the taste of baked apples, I definitely do not want to keep my eye on apples in an oven. This "loose" recipe is lovely because it tastes like baked apples without all the hassle. First I wash off the apples and cut these up into small pieces.

Step Two: Put The Apples In The Crock Pot

Put the sliced apples inside the crock pot to begin stewing.
Put the sliced apples inside the crock pot to begin stewing.

Yes this apple dessert is more liked stewed apples, the the aroma and taste will be similar to that of the baked variety. Once all the apples are chopped up dump these in the crock pot and cover with a generous amount of water. Next, add about half a cup of sugar, and you can always add more or less depending on your taste. The final step is to add the cinnamon stir together all of the ingredients with a spoon. I left the crock pot on a low setting for a few hours, and when it was done I had a simple and delicious apple dessert. Crock pots are good for meals, and also good for desserts. Today I made a chilli recipe by simply putting frozen beans, veggies, salsa, and leftover pasta sauce in the pot. Crock pots are great for people who do not want to mess with complicated meals and desserts.


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      SweetiePie 7 years ago from Southern California, USA

      Hi Oliversmum,

      I hope you enjoy the recipe if you try it.

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      oliversmum 7 years ago from australia

      SweetiePie. Hi. What a fabulous recipe, it looks absolutely delicious , and a no hassle way of cooking it, I only use my crockpot for soup or stew, but now I will try it with your apple recipe. Thank you so much. :) :)

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      SweetiePie 8 years ago from Southern California, USA


      Crock pots are really easy, and a great time to use one is with Thanksgiving leftovers. You could make a really great Turkey chili with a crock pot, well if you like that type of chili I would recommend it.

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      dohn121 8 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

      You know, I've never used a crock pot before, but I've been meaning to for the longest, especially because I want to make chili in one and be able to cook it like overnight. Thanks for this easy to make recipe (I doubt that even I can screw this one up). Thanks, Sweetiepie!

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      SweetiePie 8 years ago from Southern California, USA

      Hi Army Infantry Mom,

      I have been going through a big crock pot phase, so this apple idea just came to me. I had a great Thanksgiving, and I hope you did too!

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      Army Infantry Mom 8 years ago

      Hey SweetiePie,..Here's a subject we can agree on,..LOL. Any Apple treat is good anytime, but I never thought to use my crock-pot,..Thanks for the Tip !!!!

      Hope your Thanksgiving was good,...

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      SweetiePie 8 years ago from Southern California, USA


      I have put nutmeg in apple pie many times, so I am surprised I forgot it this time. Yes, cinnamon and nutmeg are very complimentary to each other.


      Yes this would be great with vanilla ice cream!


      You could definitely make these type of apples with an oven. Actually I wanted the taste of baked apples without having to bake the fruit, which is why I used the crock pot.

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      2patricias 8 years ago from Sussex by the Sea

      Pretty photos and an easy recipe - brilliant! Neither of us has a crockpot, but reckon this would work in the oven at a very low temperature.

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      Chloe Comfort 8 years ago from Long Island

      Wow - so simple and looks so yummy. Gives me one more reason to use my crock pot. Just in time for the holidays too. Would be great served w/vanilla ice cream in some cute serving dishes. I'm so hungry now :-) Kudos!

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      Hmrjmr1 8 years ago from Georgia, USA

      Great Recipe, I love using my crock pot, (it was a wedding gift so it may be older than you) might try a little nutmeg in there to it helps accent the cinnamon! Great Job!

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      SweetiePie 8 years ago from Southern California, USA

      Glad you stopped by. Warm apples are just great to eat in the fall, and the crock pot method makes it easy!

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      Cygnus76 8 years ago from ON

      Yummy! i gotta try that out now. thnx for sharing! :D

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      SweetiePie 8 years ago from Southern California, USA


      I am really enjoying my crock pot lately, which is a lot of fun.


      I created this apple dessert on a whim with a crock pot because I did not feel like making baked apples. I really enjoyed it, but I imagine using a crock pot to make a dessert is not very common.


      For years my mom has been making two different types of applesauce. One variety is without the peals, and another type is a chunky apple sauce with the peals on. My mom would make those apples in a pressure cooker, so one day I decided I could try this in a crock pot. It tastes like baked apples without the hassle, so it was fun for me to try. I might not do it every day, but I did enjoy it!


      Thanks, it did taste good!

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      Wendy Krick 8 years ago from Maryland

      This looks yummy!

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      Nancy Hinchliff 8 years ago from Essex Junction, Vermont

      Now I have to go make myself something with apples, sugar and cinnamon! I don't have a crock pot, but I know I would love apples cooked that way. Curious though, I'ved never cooked apples with the peels on. I always peel them. Interesting.

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      Paradise7 8 years ago from Upstate New York

      Good deal. I use a crockpot a lot, and haven't come across many recipes for crockpot desserts. Thanks!

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      jim10 8 years ago from ma

      Sounds great and super easy. I really should use my crock pot more.

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      SweetiePie 8 years ago from Southern California, USA

      Hi Lorlie,

      It is fun and simpl to try. Hope you are having a nice day!

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      Laurel Rogers 8 years ago from Bishop, Ca

      Thanks alot!!!!

      I just woke up and want this beautiful sweet thing soooo much!

      Sounds awesome, I will give it a try soon.