Slow Cooker Cinnamon Apples – An easy recipe for Cinnamon Apples covered in a cider-maple syrup glaze. These sweet and tender apples taste like the inside of an apple pie. Only a few minutes of prep time; let your slow cooker do all the work!
Question: What tastes like the inside of an apple pie, takes about 5 minutes to prep, and will make you swoon with every single bite?
Answer: These Slow Cooker Cinnamon Apples!
I am borderline obsessed with these apples. And by “borderline,” I mean completely and utterly.
I’ve made them three times recently, and and every time I’m at the grocery store I pick up extra apples “just in case I want to make those cinnamon apples again.” Good thing it’s apple season.
Here’s what I love about these…
- This easy recipe is made in a slow cooker, and it’s only 2 steps – TWO!
- These apples are covered in a cinnamon-apple cider-maple syrup glaze!
- They taste like the inside of an apple pie or apple crisp.
- They make a perfect breakfast (with yogurt, granola, and a drizzle of maple syrup).
- Or a fantastic dessert (served warm and topped with vanilla ice cream).
- They can even accompany a meal – they’re great along pork or roasted chicken.
And in case you missed point #2 above, I will repeat myself: These apples are covered in a CINNAMON-APPLE CIDER-MAPLE SYRUP GLAZE. If that doesn’t sell ya, I don’t know what will.
Healthy Baked Apples
I might as well also throw in that these apples are actually quite healthy.
They contain no refined sugar and they are naturally gluten free.
They satisfy an apple pie/apple crisp craving without all the extra fat and calories that go along with the crust and topping. And that means we can feel less guilty about topping these warm, syrupy apples with vanilla ice cream. Because you know I’m topping mine with ice cream.
Hello, ice cream river! ↓↓↓↓
Guys, go grab some apples and whip up these Slow Cooker Cinnamon Apples. You’ll love ’em!
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Slow Cooker Cinnamon Apples
An easy recipe for Cinnamon Apples covered in a cider-maple syrup glaze. These sweet and tender apples taste like the inside of an apple pie. Only a few minutes of prep time; let your slow cooker do all the work!
- 5 large apples, peeled and sliced into 1/2 inch thick pieces see note
- 2/3 cup apple cider
- 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
- 1 tablespoons cornstarch
- 1 1/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
In a medium bowl, combine apple cider, 1/4 cup water, syrup, cornstarch and cinnamon.
Place the apples in a slow cooker. Pour the cider mixture over the apples. Cover and cook on low for 2-3 hours. Give the apples a stir every hour. The longer you cook them the softer they'll get. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream or yogurt.
You'll want to use baking apples for this recipe, but I do not suggest using Granny Smith apples, as they are too tart. I recommend Honeycrisp, Pink Lady or Rome apples.
If you'd like to keep the skins on the apples, you can. My family of taste testers preferred these apples without the skin. The skin will help the apple slices hold their shape better and they will boost the nutrition.