Friday, October 5, 2012

Slow-Cooker Fried Apples:

My dad's favorite restaurant is Cracker Barrel, and whereas we rarely eat out,
if we go on a trip or something, we will most likely eat at Cracker Barrel.
And they have some yummy food that is gluten-free, too, so that's another reason we go there!
Anyways, probably my favorite thing at Cracker Barrel, is their fried apples. They are just SO good!
I have tried making different recipes a few times and they were usually good, but not GREAT.
When I came across this recipe, it sounded good and we had apples to use, so I decided to give it a try.
They didn't taste exactly like Cracker Barrel's, but they were awfully close and SOOO yummy!
I even heated up some of the leftovers for breakfast the next day and they were still amazing!
Since they are made in the crockpot, it's too easy, so I hope you give them a try!
Whether for breakfast, a side dish, or dessert....these are perfect!

-Sorry for the not so fabulous picture! They really taste amazing though!-


8 cups sliced apples, peeled and cut into eighths
2 tblsp. lemon juice
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 tblsp. cornstarch
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
6 tblsp. butter, melted

Spray the inside of your slow cooker with some non-stick cooking spray and add the apples. Sprinkle with lemon juice and toss to coat all the apples. In a small bowl, combine sugars, cornstarch, cinnamon and nutmeg. Mix well. Sprinkle of apples. Drizzle with melted butter. Cover and cook on high for 3 hours or until tender. If the syrup is too watery, I remove the lid and continue to cook for 30 more minutes, stirring occasionally, to allow excess water to evaporate and the sauce will thicken then. Serve as is, with whipped topping or vanilla ice cream!

Note:
-I used gala apples, but you could use any apple you want probably. I would not recommend Golden Delicious, though, because they are just too soft. They would cook down to sauce before you knew it!

2 comments:

The Mandatory Mooch said...

These look delicious!! I would love for you to share at my linky party going on right now. http://www.mandatorymooch.blogspot.com/2012/10/tasty-thursdays-11.html

Thanks, Nichi

Karissa said...

Thank you so much for inviting me!! I linked up! You're blog looks awesome!!