Way to sweet for me and the apples turned out mushy. Next time, I will greatly reduce the sugar and will leave the peels on and only cut them in halves or quarters.
I brought these for yesterdays July 4th party. Nothing like American apple pie (without the crust) for a July 4 party. I doubled the recipe for about 15 people and there were NO left overs. Everyone LOVED them and was the only dish that didn't have left overs. They were delicious and I am so glad I brought them. I had to add a link on my facebook page so my friends and family could have the recipe. HIGHLY recommend this recipe.
This was delicious. I did make some tweaks similar to other reviewer suggestions. I only had 5 apples, so I only used 1/4 cup packed brown sugar. I also added 1/3 cup apple cider. I didn't have any cornstarch so I added 1 tablespoon of instant tapioca. Cook time was 1 hr, 25 min. I used Courtland apples that I sliced into about 1.5" wedges with an apple corer/slicer. They were soft, but not mushy.
These were so good with Vanilla ice cream! How else would you serve them?! Definitely a good idea to cut the sugar back to half!
I read the reviews before making and made a couple changes accordingly. I used a 1/2 c sugar and 2 tbsp butter. It seemed plenty rich and sweet. I might even reduce the sugar a bit more in the future. Also I did not add raisins. My only dissapointment was that they came out very mushy and I like them to hold their shape and have a tad of bite to them. I will have to work with my crockpot a few times until I get it right I suppose (I did them in a 4 qt. pot on high for 2 hours, stiring halfway). I had to stir everything together in the biggest bowl I have before putting them into the crockpot and I still had to reduce the recipe by one apple. I need a bigger crockpot!
This is a keeper! We are "iced in" and going a bit stir crazy. I threw this together for a treat and is sure was! I agree that is tastes like the center of an apple pie. Less sugar if you want it as a side dish is a great tip too. This is definitely going into my crockpot recipe rotation! Thanks for posting.
I fixed these apples for my family today. They are simply decadent. I thought I was eating a very good apple pie without crust. My family loved them! I did use about half the sugar and they were perfect. It is almost more like a dessert than a side dish. I can see it looking wonderful during holidays, and especially in the fall. My son is quite the baked apple gourmet and he loved them!
Thanks for a crowd-pleasing recipe :)
I am a busy mom with three kids.....teen to toddler. They all LOVED it. My husband is an apple pie fanatic and as am I but minus the crust. So this was a perfect dessert to try for our family. Success! Definitely will make this again.....maybe for the holidays!
*If you don't have a big sweet tooth, you could cut the sugar in half.*
My husband and I are big dessert eaters, and we're trying to get some of the fat out of our diets without having to totally give up on our desserts. I made this recipe without the butter, and I promise you, it does NOT need it! You can make this totally fat free and it is still delicious. I did think it was a little too heavy on the cinnamon, so next time I will probably use about half of what it calls for. You could probably cut back a bit on the sugar, too, maybe even to half a cup. I will definitely make this again, thank you for sharing!
I really love this recipe. It tastes just like an apple pie with no crust. A set and forget dessert is always useful. I put mine on high for 1 hr 45 min and watched them carefully, because I like my apples firmer. This recipe does have way too much sugar for my taste...1/3 cup was enough for me. Take into consideration that the raisins end up plump and super sweet. I also used half the butter to keep it lighter. Thanks for a great idea.