Slow Cooker Apples With Salted Caramel

Heather Dessinger

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Stuffed pples nestled inside slow cooker

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.

Close up of slow cooker apples

It like this approach because:

  1. I think more clearly when I’m winding down for bed than I do when I just wake up.
  2. Feeling “ahead” first thing in the morning makes me feel excited about the whole day. 
  3. 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.

Overhead view of apples in slow cooker
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Slow Cooker Apples With Salted Caramel

Course Dessert
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 20 minutes
Servings 6 apples
Calories 204kcal
Author Heather Dessinger


  • slow cooker


  • 6 medium honeycrisp apples (Or five large apples. Pink Lady and Braeburn are good options)
  • ¼ cup raw honey
  • ¼ cup walnuts (chopped)
  • 2 tbsp butter melted
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 batch quick caramel sauce (get recipe here or if you need a dairy-free version go here)


  • 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.


Nutrition estimates do not include the caramel sauce. 


Serving: 1apple | Calories: 204kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 33mg | Potassium: 226mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 31g | Vitamin A: 217IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 0.4mg
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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!

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Heather is a holistic health educator, herbalist, DIYer, Lyme and mold warrior. Since founding in 2009, Heather has been taking complicated health research and making it easy to understand. She shares tested natural recipes and herbal remedies with millions of naturally minded mamas around the world.