November is National Apple Month, and we think apples and slow cookers go together very nicely indeed.
Apples cook up beautifully in the slow cooker, and can be prepared in so many ways. The aroma of apples and spices simmering gently in the slow cooker is one of the nicest kitchen smells we can think of. And apples produce tasty and healthy desserts that can be consumed without guilt. Have we convinced you yet?
Our Fix-It and Forget-It cookbooks all contain lots of apple recipes. Why not spend the rest of the month cooking your way through the “apple” section of the index? Here’s a recipe to get you started:
Fix-It and Forget-It Lightly, Revised & Updated, page 230
Makes 10-12 servings
Prep. Time: 30-40 minutes
Cooking Time: 4-5 hours
Ideal slow-cooker size: 6-qt.
16 cups sliced apples, peeled or unpeeled, divided
½ cup brown sugar, divided
3 Tbsp. minute tapioca, divided
1 tsp. ground cinnamon, divided
1. Layer half of sliced apples, sugar, tapioca, and cinnamon in slow cooker.
2. Repeat, making a second layer using remaining ingredients.
3. Cover. Cook on high 4 hours or on low 5 hours.
4. Stir before serving.
Delicious hot or cold.