Berkeley Bowl had organic apples for $.99/lb today. They weren't my favorite kind of apples but what a deal! I bought two 3 pound bags. So there I was with 6 pounds of apples. Time to make my favorite snack! You won't believe how easy this is.
Slow Cooker Spiced Apples
However many apples you want to use, cored and sliced (don't worry about peeling). Bear in mind they cook way down, so use a lot. My six pounds of apples filled my entire 7 quart slow cooker but cooked down by more than half.
cinnamon to taste (I used about 2 TBSP)
pinches of nutmeg, cloves, ginger, etc to your liking
dash of olive oil
Toss apple slices with spices and olive oil and put in slow cooker overnight on low. Voila! Deeply carmelized, melt in your mouth spiced apples. I like them scooped into a bowl with a few crumbled walnuts and a bit of almond/soy/coconut milk. I also like to puree them into apple butter. Except without the CUPS of sugar traditional apple butter recipes call for. They so do NOT need extra sweetening!