I love my slow cooker. Even as I type this, it's bubbling away at home, preparing what will hopefully be a scrumptious meal for me post-work. But it can be used for so much more than scrumptious sauces and the gradual softening of the bones of your enemies. Once you've entered the world of slow-cooked desserts, you'll never look back -- trust me on this one.
This apple pie recipe as written for the slow cooker stands out from the crowd. Since apples are aromatics, they are a perfect fit for your slow cooker, where the low and slow heat will allow the gentle aroma of the cooking apples to fill your home. Who needs scented candles when you've got something that not only smells like heaven, but is also edible? It's a win-win-win.
Slow-Cooker Apple Pie recipe adapted from Flour Me With Love
- 8 cup apples (peeled, cored, and sliced)
- 1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
- 2 eggs (beaten)
- 3/4 cup milk
- 1 Tbsp. vanilla
- 1 cup sugar
- 5 Tbsp. butter (softened)
- 1 1/2 cups biscuit baking mix (divided in half)
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
- Spray slow cooker with non-stick spray.
- Toss the apples, 1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon, and nutmeg together.
- Place these into the greased slow cooker.
- Whisk together eggs, milk, vanilla, sugar, 2 Tbsp. butter, and 3/4 cup baking mix.
- Pour over the apples.
- Combine brown sugar, the remaining 3/4 cup baking mix, and 1/2 tsp. cinnamon together; cut in the 3 Tbsp. butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
- Sprinkle over the apples and batter.
- Cover and cook on low for 6-7 hours.
What are your slow-cooker favorites?
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