I promise, I don't take you for a fool. This recipe is barely a recipe at all. I know that. You know that. We all know that. But the thing is, I've only just got my hands on a crockpot so I'm discovering all the possibilities. And all the basics.
With so many delicious apples still around this time of year (HELLO Honeycrisps), it seemed like the perfect time time to grab a bunch and cook 'em for a reeaaall lloonnngg time. And so I did.
Possibly the best thing about this recipe aside from it's amazing taste, is that there's only a total of 1/4 brown sugar for the whole recipe. The apples provide plenty of sweetness on their own and every time I ate some I had to remind myself that the recipe is actually quite healthy, not an indulgence (even though it tastes like it).Now you could just eat this as a snack, like a warm chunky applesauce. I did this. I recommend it. Or you could pour it over vanilla ice cream. I did this. I recommend it. Or you could mix it into your oatmeal. Yeah, did it. Recommended. Or your could whip it up in a blender with some almond milk and oats for an "apple pie" smoothie. Uh huh. Done. You get the idea.
Here's the recipe!
- 6 apples (I used Gala), peeled, cored and chopped
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
1. Combine apples, sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg in the pot of your crockpot.
2. Cook on low 8 hours. When done, stir slightly to break up the apples. Serve warm or cold.
Recipe Annie's City Kitchen original