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When you want a warm apple dessert but don't have the time (or energy) to make a whole pie, these stuffed baked apples will do the trick. They become soft and tender while "baking" in your slow cooker, and the end result is a sweet apple treat with a core of caramel oat goodness.
You can choose any variety of apple that you like, but Gala, Jonagold, and Honeycrisp apples are good choices because they won't get mushy while cooking. Feel free to experiment with the filling as well. A little lemon zest and grated ginger make a nice addition. So ... let's get cooking!
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 4 hours, 10 minutes
1/2 cup (113 g) Quaker Old Fashioned Oats
3 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 cup (113 g) light brown sugar
1 teaspoon allspice
4 Honeycrisp apples, washed
4 tablespoons butter, unsalted
1/4 cup (2 ml) water
Optional: Vanilla or cinnamon ice cream or frozen yogurt
1. In a small bowl, stir together the oats, cinnamon, brown sugar, and allspice. Set aside. Tip: If you like, you can also add chopped pecans and raisins as well.
2. Wash the apples then slice off the tops. Next, carefully remove the core and all the seeds. Tip: You can use a paring knife and a spoon or melon baller to scoop out the remaining seeds.
3. Stuff the apples with the oat mixture then place them in your slow cooker, cut side up.
4. Place 1 tablespoon of butter on top of each apple and our the water into the slow cooker. Tip: Be careful not to spill the water onto the apples. The water will help create steam to cook them gently.