Slow Cooker Spiced Apples Recipe — These sweet slow cooker spiced apples taste just like homemade apple pie filling! These apples are cooked with maple syrup, apple pie spice, orange zest, apple cider (or apple juice), butter, and bit of corn starch (to thicken the juices), making a sweet holiday dessert that is so easy!
Top with ice cream, caramel sauce, or whipped cream for an even more decadent easy Thanksgiving dessert or Christmas dessert! Plus, a step-by-step video below!
What kind of Thanksgiving person are you?
Are you the type that has to keep things as traditional as possible, full of the usual suspects like green bean casserole, stuffing, and pumpkin pie?
Or, are you the type that likes to switch things up each year, trying out new variations of sides and desserts?
I fall somewhere in the middle, I think. While I love trying out new things, I’m also a creature of habit and have a hard time deciding what to change on the menu.
Ugh, guys. It’s like trying to pick a favorite child.
Okay, but here’s the deal with these Slow Cooker Spiced Apples…
They’re SO easy. Like, ridiculously easy. The slow cooker does allllll of the work.
If you’re like me and agonize over what cuts to make, these are so super duper easy that you can add these to the menu without having to cut anything out.
Plus, since they’re Slow Cooker Spiced Apples, they don’t take up any oven space, which we all know is pretty much a premium around this time of year. 😂
These spiced apples only have a few ingredients, and once they’re in the slow cooker, you can pretty much forget about them.
Set it and forget it.
See? Easy peasy.
Plus, while these would be an awesome Thanksgiving dessert (just add a scoop of ice cream or maybe Caramel Whipped Cream, because, why not?!), just imagine how amazing these would be on French toast or over waffles.
The possibilities are endless!
Happy almost Thanksgiving! ❤️
- 7 large apples, sliced (you can peel if you want; I left the peels on)
- 1 Tbsp orange zest, about the zest of 1 large orange
- 1/4 cup maple syrup*
- 1 tsp apple pie spice
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 2/3 cup apple cider or apple juice
- 2 Tbsp butter, cubed
- 1 1/2 Tbsps cornstarch
- whipped cream
- ice cream
- caramel sauce
- In a large crockpot, mix apples, orange zest maple syrup, apple pie spice, cinnamon, apple cider (or apple juice), butter and cornstarch.
- Stir the mixture until combined.
- Cook on low for 3 - 3 1/2 hours, stirring once or twice.
- Serve immediately, or turn the slow cooker to the 'warm' setting until ready to eat.
*If you'd prefer to use sugar or honey, you can most definitely substitute that for maple syrup (using the same 1/4 cup amount.) 🙂
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