These apples stuffed with spices, fruit and nuts make a warm, tasty treat. Bonus: This slow-cooker recipe will make your home smell amazing.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


Blaine Moats

Recipe Summary

20 mins
5 hrs to 6 hrs (low) or 2 1/2 to 3 hours (high)
4 apples


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • 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.)

  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

232 calories; total fat 7g; saturated fat 2g; polyunsaturated fat 1g; monounsaturated fat 3g; cholesterol 8mg; sodium 31mg; potassium 237mg; carbohydrates 45g; fiber 4g; sugar 39g; protein 1g; trans fatty acidg; vitamin a 182IU; vitamin c 6mg; thiaminmg; riboflavinmg; niacin equivalentsmg; vitamin b6mg; folate 5mcg; vitamin b12mcg; calcium 18mg; iron 1mg.