SLOW COOKER BAKED APPLES
4 -5 baking apples (I was able to fit 7 smaller apples in mine)
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1⁄3 cup raisins (optional)
3⁄4 cup brown sugar
1⁄2 teaspoon cinnamon
1⁄4 cup butter, softened
Scoop out center of each apple and and leave cavity about 1/2 in from bottom. (I sliced the top half of mine off and used a small spoon to remove the core and seeds.
Peel top of apples down about 1 in and brush lemon juice on top. In bowl, combine raisins, brown sugar, cinnamon, and butter. Spoon mixture into apples. Pour 1/2 c water in sprayed crockpot and arrange apples inside.
Cover and cook on low 1-3 hrs or until tender.
Serve warm or room temperature with vanilla ice cream and caramel ice cream topping.