Have I told you about Penny, the friendly hen that insists on laying her eggs in the farm bucket right outside my front door? Oh yes, I get front door service, along with a lovely bok-bok-BOK to announce every delivery. Obviously Penny wants me to take things a little easier – who am I to argue with that?
One way I love to make breakfast easier is to pop stuffed apples in my slow cooker the night before. It takes just a few minutes to pull together, and then the whole family wakes up to a delicious aroma wafting from the kitchen.
It like this approach because:
- I think more clearly when I’m winding down for bed than I do when I just wake up.
- Feeling “ahead” first thing in the morning makes me feel excited about the whole day.
- A simple breakfast like veggie and egg scramble tends to go over better with a little caramel apple on the side.
This recipe is a lot like the one I grew up with, but instead of raisins it’s lightly sweetened with homemade caramel sauce. I hope you love it as much as we do.
Slow Cooker Apples With Salted Caramel
- slow cooker
- While the caramel is simmering, mix together the honey, walnuts, butter and cinnamon in a small bowl. Melt the butter in a small saucepan, then remove from heat and mix in the honey, chopped walnuts, and cinnamon. Set aside.
- Start the caramel sauce using these instructions.
- While the caramel is simmering, use and apple corer or a sharp paring knife to remove most of the center of the apples, leaving the bottom ½ inch so that the apples can hold the filling like a cup.
- Spoon the walnut filling into the apples and place them in the slow cooker.
- When the caramel is finished simmering, place it in the fridge to keep overnight.
- Add about ½ inch water to the slow cooker and place the apples inside. Cook on low overnight (about 6-8 hours).
- In the morning, warm up the salted caramel, pour it over the apples, and serve.
More Apple Recipes To Try
Baked Cinnamon Apple Chips – These crispy, cinnamony apple chips are a delicious snack that kids (and adults) love, and you don’t need a dehydrator or any special equipment to make them.
Hot Apple Cider – Making homemade apple cider from scratch is so much easier than you might think. All you need are fresh apples, spices, water, and a few slices of orange if you have them on hand. This recipe is a kid-favorite, and can also serve as the base for hot buttered rum.
Apple Fritters – These fried apple rings are so delicious!
Apple Crisp – Made with a scrumptious crisp topping layered over a filling similar to apple pie, this easy apple crisp is one of my family’s favorite cool-weather desserts.
Easy Apple & Bacon Sandwiches – My husband was pretty skeptical of these sweet and savory sandwiches when I first served them, but he LOVED them. They’re quick and easy to make and so delicious!