Wk 34 – Andy's Cinnamon Apples

Happy 37th birthday to my beautiful husband!  This year instead of making him a cake, I thought that I would make him one of his favorite pies…an apple pie.  Now it might come as a surprise to many, but I have never cooked a pie before.  I seriously thought about making the crust myself…but then reality set in and I said to myself, “Why mess with perfection?  There is a reason why Pillsbury tastes so good!”  So, I bought the crust in the refrigerated section at Publix and then proceeded to make the pie filling.  I remembered seeing a recipe a while back ago in the Southern Living Slow-Cooker Cookbook and I knew that it would be perfect.

Cinnamon Apples

  • 6 medium Granny Smith apples, peeled, cut into eighths and then sliced thin
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
  • 1.2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup sweetened dried cranberries (I used Craisins)
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch

Combine apples and lemon juice in a 4 quart slow cooker; toss well to coat.  Add brown sugar and next 5 ingredients, combining well.  Cover and cook on low for 3 hours.  Stir together water and cornstarch in a small bowl;  stir into apples.  Cover and cook on low 3 more hours or until apples are tender.

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