Just today I came across this recipe on Pinterest and because I was going food shopping already, I jumped at the opportunity to make it! It’s my go-to when I’m in a cooking rut. This recipe (originally found on SkinnyChef.com) is super simple and calls for everything people normally have in their kitchen. Cheers for simplicity! The only items I had to purchase were the apples and the brown sugar. This made it completely inexpensive, too!
This is what they looked like before they were cooked. They were still delicious looking, but let’s fast forward 3 hours later, shall we?
With the resemblance of tomatoes and the filling looking like crispy bacon bits (yum by the way), I knew they were done. I double checked by piercing them with a fork. Sure enough, they were perfect!
This is the look of them when cut in half. Absolute perfection! Essentially, it is like an apple pie -my all time fave- without the crust!
~Although this recipe is fabulous, I did make some adjustments.~
1. She gives you 2 options for apples to use. I chose Gala. They’re sweet and delicious.
2. I chose to use quick oats to the filling instead of walnuts. I found it was quicker. (I thought raisins seemed a little odd and didn’t know how it would come out because of the taste.)
3. I added a little extra cinnamon. 😉
4. I used the recommended amount of apple juice to the bottom of my Crock Pot. I found afterward that it seemed like it wasn’t enough. Next time, I may try upping the amount to 3/4 of a cup instead. What’s the worse that could happen?
These are obviously only suggestions. You can alter it to your liking.
Check out the full recipe and more HERE.
It’s sure to be a family favorite in no time!