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Slow Cooker Apple Pie Filling Recipe 

The next time you go apple picking, let your crockpot do all of the work for you to make this easy recipe for slow cooker apple pie filling. This easy dessert for homemade pie filling is a game changer.

Looking for an easy apple pie filling recipe that doesn’t require hours of work? Look no further! This slow cooker apple pie filling is the perfect solution.

Making your own Apple Pie Filling is the perfect way to use up fresh apples during apple season! 
Apple recipes really make for a perfect fall dessert.

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Simply place all the ingredients in your slow cooker, and let it do the work for you. In just a few hours, you’ll have a delicious, warm filling that’s perfect for pies, cobblers or your favorite easy dessert.

This recipe for your own apple pie filling is also great for entertaining because you can make it ahead of time and keep it warm in your slow cooker until serving. This delicious dessert has just a handful of ingredients that will make the whole house smell like warm spices.

If you’re looking for an easy and delicious way to enjoy fall fruits, be sure to give this Homemade Apple Pie Filling recipe a try.

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How to Make Cracker Barrel Fried Apples:

Scroll down to the bottom of the post to get the full recipe with ingredients and instructions.

Here is what you need to have on hand:

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Directions

Prepare your crock pot with nonstick cooking spray.

Peel, core and cut the apples into wedges

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Place the apple slices in the slow cooker.

copycat cracker barrel fried apples

Stir together the dry ingredients in a medium bowl: both sugars, cornstarch, and cinnamon.

copycat cracker barrel fried apples
copycat cracker barrel fried apples

Sprinkle over the apples and toss the apples until evenly coated.

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Melt the butter and in a large measuring cup, stir together the melted butter, lemon juice, and vanilla. Pour over the apple mixture.

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Cover the slow cooker and cook on high for a cooking time of 2 hours.

For best results, be careful not to overcook as the apples will look intact but fall apart upon stirring.

Stir gently prior to serving.

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What kind of apples should I use to make apple pie filling? 

The best apples for making apple pie filling are apples with a tart flavor, like Granny Smith or Honeycrisp apples. Tart apples will hold their shape and won’t turn to mush when cooked.

Avoid using soft apples, like Red Delicious, because they’ll turn into a pulp when baked.

How to Store Slow Cooker Apples

To save your apples, store them in an airtight container such as a freezer bag or mason jars for 4-5 days in the fridge. 

What to Serve with Your Apple Pie Filling:

These apples go great with:

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To save your apples, store in an airtight container for 4-5 days in the fridge.

copycat cracker barrel fried apples
copycat cracker barrel fried apples
copycat cracker barrel fried apples

Slow Cooker Apple Pie Filling Recipe

Yield: 6 cups
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 10 minutes
The next time you go apple picking, let your crockpot do all of the work for you to make this easy recipe for slow cooker apple pie filling. This easy dessert for homemade pie filling is a game changer.

Ingredients

  • 5 pounds HoneyCrisp and Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and cut into wedges
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 lemon, juice only
  • ½ cup butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

    1. Prepare the slow cooker liner with nonstick cooking spray.
    2. Place the apples in the slow cooker.
    3. Stir together the dry ingredients: both sugars, cornstarch, and cinnamon. Sprinkle over the apples and toss the apples until evenly coated.
    4. In a large measuring cup, stir together the melted butter, lemon juice, and vanilla. Pour over the apples.
    5. Cover the slow cooker and cook on high for 2 hours. Be careful not to overcook as the apples will look intact but fall apart upon stirring.
    6. Stir gently prior to serving.

Notes

What kind of apples should I use to make apple pie filling? 

The best apples for making apple pie filling are apples with a tart flavor, like Granny Smith or Honeycrisp apples. Tart apples will hold their shape and won't turn to mush when cooked. Avoid using soft apples, like Red Delicious, because they'll turn into a pulp when baked.

How to Store Slow Cooker Apples

To save your apples, store them in an airtight container such as a freezer bag or mason jars for 4-5 days in the fridge. 

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janet

Wednesday 24th of November 2021

The directions say to peel apples yet the pictures show them not peeled. I assume you can do it either way? I worry that the peels may be tough.

momma lew

Wednesday 24th of November 2021

Whatever you choose to do works!

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