Slow Cooker Recipe | Whole Caramel Apples for Fall

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Okay, so it may not be fall just quite yet but that doesn’t mean I can’t make the kitchen smell like it is without heating the house up and the slow cooker is the perfect tool for that. I get the scent of cinnamon apples drifting throughout the house and all the heat stays in the little pot.

Nothing, not even a baked apple pie is as good as caramel apples. When you toss whole apples in the Crock Pot with a few caramels, you get this delicious little treat.

Crock Pot Caramel Apple

And it’s even better with a dollop of ice cream on the side!

Whole Caramel Apple

Fall Baking | Crock Pot Caramel Apples Recipe
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Type: Dessert
Serves: 4
  • 4 baking apples
  • ½ cup apple juice
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 4 tablespoons dark brown sugar
  • 8 caramel squares
  • Cinnamon (optional)
  1. Peel the top quarter of each apple and place in the Crock Pot.
  2. Pour apple juice over apples.
  3. Place 1 TBS butter, 1 TBS brown sugar and 2 caramels in the center of each apple.
  4. Lightly sprinkle each apple with ground cinnamon (optional)
  5. Cover and cook on low for 4-6 hours or on high for 2 hours.
  6. Serve warm with whipped cream and/or ice cream.


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  1. says

    oh, YUM! What do you mean by “baking apples?” Do granny smiths or something work? Better with sweet or sour apples?

  2. Melissa says

    Do you core the apples and leave the skin on the bottom? They look delicious..can you make more then 4 at a time?

    • says

      Nope, just peel the top edge of the apples, leave the skin and core. Depending on the size of your slow cooker you can make more. I used a 4 qt that fit 4 apples. But I could probably have fit 6 in my 7 qt slow cooker.

  3. says

    Truly this is lovely. I can’t wait to start doing fall baking. It’s my favorite time of year to cook and bake!

  4. says

    I have a caramel apples recipe in my slow cooker book and wondered if it was any good. Now I don’t have to even wonder. This looks fantastic, one that I’m definitely going to try!

  5. says

    Oh my, my mouth is watering. Must pick up some caramels. I love anything that I can just throw in the slow cooker. Thanks for the recipe, Cat!

  6. says

    That looks so simple and delicious! Brilliant idea to use the crock pot while the temps are still up there.

  7. Barbara Spray says

    Do you core these apples as well as peeling top third? Also would Granny Smith apples work better than a sweet apple??
    They Look delicious…Can';t wait for it to get a little cooler…
    Thank you for this recipe..

  8. Janice Cooper says

    Ooooh. This looks soooo good! I love the fall and the smell of apples and cinnamon. I need to make this. I bet your house smelled so good. Thanks for sharing this delicious recipe :)

  9. Mary says

    Made this recipe and have to say was quite disappointed. The caramels fell off of the apple and ended up as blobs on the bottom of the crockpot. Also, by leaving the core in, there are seeds floating around after you cut into the apple. The recipe does not live up to the recipe.