What food reminds you of fall? Pumpkin & Crisp Apples? YES! This Crock Pot Stuffed Apple recipe is both of those things in such a yummy and semi healthy way! I picked two recipes and combined them for this delicious breakfast or dessert idea!
The granola I made here is a delicious pumpkin granola! The recipe was from the Minimalist Baker and can be found by clicking here.
It’s a crunchy sweet & savory combination of pumpkin, pecans, oats, and all of the fall spices we all love.
I made my batch of granola up first & let it cool while I was making my apple cups.
I picked my apples out & placed them in the crock pot first to see how many I could fit. The apples are from my mother in law’s tree and they’re sour & crisp and my absolute favorite apples on this Earth!! Plus, they just smell of fall.
Slice the top of your apple off to have a flat surface.
Don’t waste any apple – Slice that top up & place it in a bowl for later use.
Use a mellon baller to scoop the inside of your apple out to make an apple cup. Remember to not waste any apple here – Place it aside in a bowl. When you get to the seeds I used 1 scoop of the mellon baller & tossed that ball in the trash.
Make sure to leave a little apple left in your cup to enjoy.
Once you’ve made your apple cups add them back into your crock pot.
Place a small amount of granola in the bottom of your cup. Now you can dice up a little of the apple you had left over & add that in on top of your granola layer.
Then top with granola – I loaded my granola right up.
Set your crock pot on high & cook for 1 ½ hours. The apple will be soft but shouldn’t be completely falling apart.
I’ve been making this Crockpot Pumpkin Granola recipe for years. My favorite granola for it is from Minimalist Baker. Click here for her recipe. My modified version is here:
2 c oats
1 ½ c pecans
½ tsp pumpkin pie spice
½ tsp nutmeg
sprinkle of salt
1 tablespoon brown sugar
½ 15 oz can pumpkin
1. Combine your oats, pecans, pumpkin pie spice, nutmeg, salt, pumpkin, and brown sugar in a bowl. Mix well.
2. Bake at 350 for 25 minutes.
My idea for the crockpot apples came from The Magical Slow Cooker. You can find the recipe here.
1 tablespoon maple syrup
1 tablespoon butter
1. Pick out your apples & place them in the crock pot to make sure they’ll all fit.
2. Slice the top off your apple
3. Use a mellon baller to scoop out the stem & toss it. Continue to use the mellon baller to scoop out the insides of the apple. (I sliced my inside pieces up small & kept them in a bowl for my use of a mini apple pie – Recipe coming soon).
4. Once you have scooped out all of your apple insides, place your apple in the crock pot & move on to the next apple.
5. Once all of your apples are scooped out and your granola has been cooked, scoop some granola into the bottom of your apples & then add in some of your sliced apples that you placed aside. Top with more granola.
6. Drizzle 1 tablespoon butter over all of your apples as well as 1 tablespoon maple syrup.
7. Cook on high 2 hours.
Serve in the AM for breakfast or eat them with ice cream for dessert. Sooo good either way. I promise – You won’t be disappointed.