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How To Make An Apple Dessert With A Crock Pot
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
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
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.