Monday, April 12, 2010
The Monday Recipe Blog
Don’t you just love caramel apples? But it seems like the only time we get them is in the fall – at the State Fair and during Halloween season. If you have a slow cooker, also known as a crock pot, you can enjoy a version of delicious caramel apples all year.
Using a healthy butter substitute and Splenda brown sugar blend will make these apples healthier for you, and less fattening as well.
This is a treat that you can fix, put in the crock pot, and forget about it for about 4 hours or more. What can be easier?
Slow Cooker Caramel Apples:
4 extra large tart apples, cored
½ c. apple juice
8 Tablespoons brown sugar, or Splenda brown sugar blend
12 “red hot” cinnamon candies
4 T. butter or butter substitute
8 soft caramel candies
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Take about a 1/2 inch-wide strip of peel of the top of each apple and place each apple in the crock pot.
Pour the apple juice over the apples.
In the center of each apple, place 2 T. brown sugar, 3 red hot candies, 1 T. butter or substitute and 2 caramels.
Sprinkle the cinnamon over everything.
Cover the crock pot and cook on Low for 4-6 hours, until the apples are tender.
Serve hot, with whipped cream. Wow. Doesn't that sound great??