Slow Cooker Baked Apples
½ cup brown sugar
½ cup walnuts, chopped (can substitute pecans or granola)
4 tablespoons butter
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla, optional
6 small Gala or Macintosh apples, cored (use a grapefruit spoon, metal teaspoon or small knife to remove core, leaving ½ inch of apple at bottom)
½ cup apple juice or apple cider
In a large bowl, mix brown sugar, walnuts, butter, cinnamon and vanilla. Divide mixture evenly among apple centers. Place apples in slow cooker and pour apple juice or cider into slow cooker around apples.
Cook on high for 2 to 3 hours, until the apples are soft. Serve warm or cold with vanilla ice cream or yogurt.