How to make slow cooker layered apple cake

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Easy as pie. That's the perfect way to describe this slow cooked layered apple cake. Great for a weekday treat, during the holidays or on March 14th (3.14, Pi day). This recipe below is low in sugar and therefore low in guilt! Paired with creamy vanilla ice cream and the option of graham cracker crumbles, this simple slow-cooked treat will be a winner on your dinner table.
The recipe utilizes the natural sweetness of the apples along with apple juice and a little brown sugar. Vanilla extract and fall spices add that flavor that is so familiar with apple pie. The most time-consuming part of this recipe will probably be taking the core out of the apple. If you do not own an apple corer, you can slice around the core. The ring shape is just a suggestion. No matter how you cut them, they will still be delicious! Apple juice and butter will add a bit of moisture and flavor that will be the key to cooking the apple pieces into sweet tender morsels of deliciousness! Now you're ready for this easy as pie apple dessert.
Cooktop Cove
slow cooker layered apple cake
15 minutes
2 hours
2 hours 15 minutes
4 red delicious apples, cores cut out, cut into ¼ inch rings
4 granny smith apples, cores cut out, cut into ¼ inch rings
1 cup apple juice
¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
¼ teaspoon ground clove
1 pint vanilla ice cream
Layer apple rings into a 6-quart slow cooker. Add apple juice, vanilla extract and butter into slow cooker.
In a small mixing bowl, combine sugar and spices. Sprinkle on top of apples.
Cook on high for 2 hours.
Serve with vanilla ice cream.
Pro Tip: to add a tasty crunch, crumble up cinnamon graham crackers and sprinkle on top!
Note: All slow cookers are a little bit different in temperature and calibration. This recipe was tested in Cooktop Cove's Test Kitchen using this slow cooker, which is available for purchase here.
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