By Bake-a-holic!!! on September 17, 2007
Photo by May I Have That Recipe
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"This is a super rich indulgence that is very much like the middle of an apple pie. A great recipe for those apples that are sitting in your fridge that nobody wants to eat. Prep time includes time to peel the apples by hand (but you don't have to peel them if you don't want to). Enjoy!"
Serving Size: 1 (304 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
"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."
"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 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."
"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."
"We were given a basket of Honey Crisp apples, which I wanted to use while they were fresh and crisp. I used an apple/corer/slicer which made 8 sections each for 6 apples. I left peels on, and prepared recipe as directed, except I cut the sugar back to about 1/3 cup. I used the crockpot on high for 2 1/2 hours, leaving the slices firm but not mushy. We ate some, with ice cream on top. I thought the mixture was a tad dry, and next time will add some dark rum or apple cider. The next day DH made a struedel with 1 sheet of puff pastry folded in half over the apples, brushed the top with melted butter, and sprinkled with coarse bakery sugar. He then baked it at 375 for 40 minutes. It was DELISH !! We polished it off for breakfast. Thanks for a Keeper, Bake-a-holic."
"Made this the other night to use up some apples, and couldn't have been more delighted with the results. Tweaked a few things, and hubby and I both loved it to pieces. In fact, we just got finished with some leftovers. <br/><br/>I used about 9 apples of varying types--a golden delicious, a couple of Macs, a Gala or two, and some others thrown in for good measure. Peeled most of them before slicing, but left one or two alone. Used no white sugar at all and 3/4 cup DARK brown, which was delicious but still a tad sweet. Might use a bit less next time. Used 1 Tblsp. cinnamon, 1/4 tsp. nutmeg, 1/8 tsp. ginger, 1/8 tsp. allspice, because we love flavorful things. Used 3 Tblsp. butter made w/ olive oil & sea salt. Used regular, dark raisins. Also tossed the apple slices & raisins with a couple of splashes of brandy before coating them with the dry ingredients, which I whisked together in a small bowl first to make sure everything was evenly distributed. Used my 5-qt. slow cooker, on high for awhile and then switched to low, and the apples were perfect in about 3 hours' time--done but not mush. (The house smelled amazing.) Served topped with reduced fat vanilla ice cream, which melted beautifully over the warm apples. HEAVEN! This will be my go-to recipe from now on whenever I have apples to be used. Easy and delicious. What's not to like? :)"
"Made this for a potluck and it went over really well. A person can easily reduce the amount of sugar if they desire a less-sweet version as a side-dish, however for a dessert - this would be an excellent ice cream topping or pancake topping. Thanks!"
"I made this as a dessert, and served it over vanilla bean ice cream. It was fantastic. I used light brown sugar, and used more brown and less white. I had a mix of honeycrisp and cortland apples, and they came out delicious. The juice that cooks out of them makes a luscious apple-flavored caramel."
"I have made this recipe along side my thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter dinners. All though I cut the granulated suger to half a cup after I made it the first time because it was a little too sweet for a side dish. Thanks for sharing such a great recipe! I will make this for many special holiday dinners to com."
"These apples were spectacular! I added apple juice and it made the consistancy just right. I will be making these again!"
"These were easy, delicious, and made an excellent side to go with my smoked pulled pork today, along with cole slaw and mac/cheese. I liked how you can toss it all in the crock pot and forget about 'em, it allowed me to stay outside and tend to my smoker. Next time - and there WILL be a next time (I've always wanted to use that line after seeing it in so many reviews, lol) I think I will cook them on low for 2 hours and shut them off, we like them a little firmer, but otherwise, the flavor was fantastic and this recipe definately belongs on a smoked-meat menu. Thanks for posting it. - steve"