Holiday Slow Cooker Apple Dessert Recipes

by Jackie on January 3, 2014

Your crockpot can be your best friend during the holiday season. These holiday crockpot apple based recipes will save you lots of time and energy this busy season. Making desserts in your crockpot is a wonderful way to entertain with ease during the holidays.

 

Try one of these fun and semi-healthy ;) holiday dessert recipes.  When you are on the go a crockpot dessert can be your best friend!

 

apple crispSlow-Cooker Apple Crisp

Ingredients

Topping:

1/2 cup flour

1/4 cup light-brown sugar

1/4 cup granulated sugar

1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

1/8 teaspoon nutmeg

1   pinch salt

4 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into pieces

1/2 cup chopped pecans

Filling:

3 tablespoons granulated sugar

2 teaspoons lemon juice

1 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch

1/4 teaspoon ground ginger

1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

6   large Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and cut into 1/2-inch wedges (10 cups)

Vanilla ice cream (optional)

 

Directions

Coat 2- to 4-quart slow-cooker bowl with nonstick cooking spray; set aside.

Topping:

In a small bowl, mix together flour, sugars, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Add butter; work into flour mixture using a pastry blender or fingers until coarse crumbs form. Stir in pecans and set aside.

Filling:

In a large bowl, whisk together sugar, lemon juice, cornstarch, ginger and cinnamon. Stir in apples; toss to coat.

Spoon apple mixture into slow cooker and sprinkle topping over it. Cover and cook on HIGH for 2 hours or LOW for 4 hours, or until apples are tender. Serve with vanilla ice cream, if desired.

 

Crockpot Baked Apples

This classic and homey dessert (or breakfast!) recipe for Crockpot Baked Apples cooks happily all by itself in your slow cooker. You could core the apples and stuff them with some raisins or nuts before cooking if you’d like.

Ingredients

6 large cooking apples

3/4 cup orange juice

1 tsp. grated orange rind

1/2 cup apple cider

1/4 tsp. cinnamon

1/2 cup brown sugar

 

Directions

Remove core from apples and peel a strip around the top of the apple to help prevent cracking. Arrange apples in 3-4 quart crockpot. In large bowl, combine orange juice, rind, cider, cinnamon and brown sugar and mix to blend. Pour over apples. Cover crockpot and cook on low for 3-4 hours or until apples are tender. Cool slightly and serve warm with sweetened whipped cream.

 

Crockpot Caramel Apple Dip

Ingredients

2 apples, peeled and cut into wedges

1/2 cup apple juice

7 oz. pkg. caramels, unwrapped

1 tsp. vanilla

1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon

1/3 cup creamy peanut butter

2 Tbsp. heavy cream

 

Directions

In 3-4 quart crockpot, combine apple juice, unwrapped caramel candies, vanilla, and cinnamon. Drop peanut butter, 1 teaspoon at a time, over ingredients in crock pot and stir. Add apple wedges and stir to coat. Add cream.

Cover crockpot and cook on LOW for 5 hrs. Stir thoroughly, then cook one hour longer. Serve dip with fresh fruit for dipping, or use as an ice cream topping.

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Jackie

Health Contributor at Creative Bioscience
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