Long time, no cook. Seriously, I swear we have been living off of DoorDash for the last several months. We have moved and welcomed a new baby and while I was pregnant I was either in and out of the hospital, to tired, or couldn't stand long enough to cook. It has only been six days and I finally am feeling a little more like my old self and decided to whip up a little snack for the many, many times I'm up in the middle of the night. This was super easy to dump in and go about my evening. I will post the original recipe that I went off of because I used my mini crockpot and just reduced the portions since I knew I would be the only one enjoying it.
The original recipe said to core and slice my apples. That's a negative for me because I don't have that kind of time. I bought pre-sliced apples (pre-peeled, and that's totally on preference). That container just about filled the pot so I did had about a quarter of a bag of those pre-packaged slices in the resealable bags- these ones did have the peel, but whatever. I did keep the sugar measurements the same, because why not. And instead of slicing up a stick butter I dolloped a few spoonfuls of Country Crock on top, added the vanilla and I was done. I cooked on high for about 3.5 hours, then kicked it down to warm, and they were delish. Also, using this to top over some vanilla bean ice cream would be *insert chefs kiss*. The original also suggested using them to top some waffles, so that's getting added to my to-do list.
- Core and slice your apples.
- Stir together the sugar, brown sugar, and cinnamon in a bowl.
- Spray the crock with non-stick cooking spray.
- Put the apple slices in the slow cooker.
- Then top with sugar mixture.
- Drizzle the vanilla extract over all of the apples.
- Then layer the pats of butter on top of the apples.
- Cook on LOW for 4-5 hours.
- Stir to combine and serve warm.
link to original: https://thesimpleparent.com/crockpot-cinnamon-apples/#recipe