When I think of fall, I think of apples.
So of course fall is my favorite season.
I’ve made cinnamon apples many times over the years, and I’ve discovered that cooking them in a slow cooker is not only the easiest way to cook them, it develops the best flavor.
Slow Cooker Cinnamon Apples have a rich flavor and an ultra silky texture, from cooking low and slow over several hours.
They would be delicious with just a little butter, sugar and cinnamon. However, I’ve found adding two secret ingredients makes Slow Cooker Cinnamon Apples even more wonderful…
Apple Butter + Bourbon.
Yep, a little Musselman’s Apple Butter and a nip of bourbon provide depth and complexity to cinnamon apples. The rich dark apple essence of Musselman’s Apple Butter intensifies the natural flavor of the apples, bringing out the very best of their autumn appeal!
Slow Cooker Cinnamon Apples are great as a side dish, yet here are a few other tasty ways to enjoy them…
- On Oatmeal
- On Pancakes or Waffles
- Over Ice Cream
- In an Apple Pie Milkshake
- On a Grilled Cheese Sandwich
- Over Baked Brie
- On a Cheese Board
- Stuffed in Cinnamon Rolls
- Over Pound Cake
- In a Cocktail or Punch
- On a Dessert Pizza
- Over Pork Chops, Pork Belly, or Chicken
- On Peanut Butter Crackers or a Peanut Butter Sandwich
Just to name a few.
Slow Cooker Cinnamon Apples are a must-make recipe this fall, and Musselman’s Apple Butter, plus a bit of bourbon, make them even better.
Make a large crockpot full, so you can use them for days and days!
Slow Cooker Cinnamon Apples
Yield: 8+ servings
Prep Time:20 minutes
Cook Time:2-4 hours
- 5 pounds tart apples, peeled and sliced into wedges (10-12 apples)
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 1/2 cup Musselman’s Apple Butter
- 1/4 cup bourbon
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- Place all ingredients in a slow cooker and stir to coat the apples.
- Turn the slow cooker on and cover. Cook for approximately 2 hours on high, or 4 hours on low.
- Stir again and serve as a side dish or topping.
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Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Musselman’s Apple Butter. All opinions are my own.