October 13, 2016

Right now my Crock pot Group is running on Facebook and I’m just loving every minute of it.   Such delish recipes that I’ve been sharing with my ladies.  I’m learning  so many different ways to make crock pot recipes.  Normally we think of the crock pot as soups and chili, but I’m sharing desserts, breakfasts, cakes, pastas and so much more.   This group has been wonderful.     Here’s a great recipe and even with the portion control containers if you’re following this meal plan.

Here is today’s delicious recipe:

Slow Cooker Pecan Stuffed Apples with Cinnamon Peanut Butter Sauce

Yield: 6 Servings
Serving Size: 1 stuffed apple and 1 1/4 tsp sauce
Container Equivalents: 1 PURPLE, 1/3 BLUE, 1 TSP, 1 tsp maple syrup

Ingredients
• 6 small apples
Filling:
• 4 1/2 Tbs chopped pecans (about 1.2 oz)
• 3 Tbs rolled oats
• 1 Tbs maple syrup
• 1 tsp cinnamon
Coupons
• 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
Cinnamon-Peanut Butter Sauce:
• 1 1/2 Tbs peanut butter
• 1/2 Tbs melted coconut oil
• 2 tsp maple syrup
• 1/2 tsp cinnamon

Instructions
1. Mix filling ingredients together in a small bowl. Set aside.
2. If you’d like to cut out some jack-o-lantern style faces into the sides of your apples, I’d do that first. I just used the tip of a steak knife, but if you have some small pumpkin carving tools, they’d work great here!
3. Remove the cores of the apples doing your best to keep the bottom intact. I used an apple corer and made sure not to go all of the way through (though I did go all the way through once… I just cut off the bottom of the core and stuck it back in the bottom, it worked!), then I used a metal measuring spoon (you could probably just use a regular spoon) to scoop out the core. Using the apple corer really just gave me a good guide of how much of the center to remove as I didn’t want to remove too much.
4. Stuff your apples! For the small size of apples I had, this made EXACTLY the right amount of filling. If your apples are a little bigger, you may need a little more. Just don’t forget to adjust your container counts accordingly.
5. Put your stuffed apples in your slow cooker with 1/2 cup of water in the bottom. Cook on low for 4-5 hours or until they are very soft.
6. When you’re ready to serve, stir together all of the ingredients to the sauce and serve with the apples.

If you’re interested in joining a future clean eating group or want to learn more about healthy eating that actually tastes great, Email Me and I’d be happy to help.

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