Five-Spice Apples with Honey
Core apples; peel a strip from top of each apple. Place apples in a 3- to 4-qt. slow cooker. (If necessary, trim bottoms of apples so they will sit flat in cooker.)Advertisement
In a small bowl combine dried fruit, nuts, honey, and five-spice powder. Spoon mixture into centers of apples. Pour cider around apples; add ginger to cider. Dot apples with butter.
Cover and cook on low for 5 to 6 hours or high for 2 1/2 to 3 hours. Discard ginger. Serve apples with cooking liquid.*
If you like, pour cooking liquid into a small saucepan and add 2 Tbsp. dark rum and 4 inches stick cinnamon. Bring to boiling; reduce heat to medium. Cook 10 minutes or until slightly thickened; remove and discard cinnamon. Serve with apples.