Sturdy apples are flavored with cinnamon and vanilla in this slow-cooker apple compote. Top with low-fat vanilla ice cream and a sprinkling of toasted walnuts for dessert.

Patsy Jamieson
Source: EatingWell Magazine, January/February 2008
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Peel the apples and slice 1/4 inch thick. (You should have about 9 cups.) Place the apples in a 4-quart or larger slow cooker. Add sugar and cinnamon to taste, and toss to coat well. Cover and cook until the apples are very tender and almost translucent, but not pureed, 2 to 2 1/2 hours on high or 4 to 4 1/2 hours on low. Stir in vanilla. Transfer to a bowl and let cool slightly. Cover and refrigerate until chilled.

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Tips

Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 4 days.

For easy cleanup, try a slow-cooker liner. These heat-resistant, disposable liners fit neatly inside the insert and help prevent food from sticking to the bottom and sides of your slow cooker.

Nutrition Facts

107.7 calories; protein 0.5g 1% DV; carbohydrates 28.1g 9% DV; exchange other carbs 2; dietary fiber 2.3g 9% DV; sugars 23.5g; fat 0.2g; saturated fatg; cholesterolmg; vitamin a iu 64.9IU 1% DV; vitamin c 6.8mg 11% DV; folatemcg; calcium 9.4mg 1% DV; iron 0.1mg 1% DV; magnesium 6.9mg 3% DV; potassium 154.3mg 4% DV; sodium 0.1mg; thiaminmg 3% DV; added sugar 6g.

Reviews (17)

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17 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 11
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 3 stars
03/16/2015
I went with the reviews to my chagrin I cut the sugar per the multiple reviews and it is not sweet enough. I used the Granny Smiths called for. Follow the recipe. Pros: healthy Cons: I shoulda followed the recipe Read More
Rating: 4 stars
09/02/2013
Good and Easy We made this to spoon atop vanilla bean ice cream for dessert. Nice spice and vanilla. I skimped on sugar when measuring but next time will probably reduce to half. There will be a next time.:-) Pros: simple no-fuss Cons: Too sweet Read More
Rating: 3 stars
03/16/2012
Microwaved I did the same thing with less sugar added lemon juice in the beginning ( to stop oxidation of the apples) cinnamon I placed in d oven for 40 odd min at 180. U can increase the time based on the look. Do not forget to cover the pot while baking. And toss the apples when they are done half way thru. Pros: faster Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/10/2011
Not as good as i had hoped In the picture it appears to have something crunchy on top but the recipe doesn't call for anything Something to give it that crunch would have really helped. Also cutting back on the sugar is a good idea i used the full amount and it was definitely too sweet. The rome apples we used were a little too soft make sure to buy a more firm apple. I would also cut the apples into bigger pieces to make them easier to cook as well as eat. Smaller pieces tend to become much after cooking for so long. All in all it wasn't a bad recipe just use thicker slices less sugar and something to give it a crunch! Pros: Good alternative to apple pie Cons: No crunch as seen in the picture Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/10/2011
Caramelized YUMMY!!! I completely forgot about my slow cooker being on high in the corner of my kitchen... 7 hours later (ON HIGH!)... I had a terrified look at my 3/4 shrunken apple confit... and boy... WAS THAT GOOD! They were almost caramelized with the chunks still whole and a deep full perfumed taste. By the way I added 1/2 tsp of ground cardamom. YUMMY. My whole family jumped on it and it was gone in one bite. Worth the work of peeling coring and dicing the apples. Enjoy. Pros: You can forget about it and it gets even better with time! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/31/2011
The first time i made this my husband wasn't a fan of the chunky texture so this time i cooked it on low for 6 hrs and it was nice and smooth like applesauce. carolyn Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/31/2011
2.5 hours on high wasn't enough to make the apples translucent or very tender. I'll try it again on low; I usually prefer the low setting anyway. Taste is still good though. I also added a half tsp of almond extract. Reminiscent of baked apples. I think I'll stir in some raisins or dried cranberries next time. Vicki Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2011
Too much sugar! Why not eat the apple as an apple? That would be healthier! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2011
Great recipe! I added a little more cinnamon (about 1 tsp) and cooked them about 4.5 hours on low. This will be my new favorite way to cook apples. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/29/2011
looks good but what's the serving size or how many does it serve? Its all good to have nutrition info but need to know the size of the serving! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/29/2011
delicious just wonderful. Serving size is at the top 1/2 cup each:-) Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/29/2011
The recipe makes about 8 half cup servings. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/29/2011
This sure is some kind of good!!! It's like eating apple pie without the buttery fatty white-flour crust (yuck!). It didn't last 30 minutes @ my church's homecoming! I don't really add sugar to fruit dishes; I prefer Splenda so that's what I used. Also I know that walnuts are like the healthiest nut you can eat but I don't much like them so I used cashews sometimes pecans. WOW! That's all I can say. The cashews put this dish over the top! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
Love it! I put in more apples and less than 1/8 c. of sugar which is less than half of what the recipe called for and it's perfect. I did add a little more cinnamon as well. I'm looking forward to mixing it into my breakfast oatmeal tomorrow morning! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
I cooked this for 4 hours and when I checked it was nearly pureed. I also used about 3/4 of the amount of sugar and it was still more than sweet enough. A matter of taste but more can always be added later. Next time I'll use 1/2 the amount of sugar. I liked it even though it was over cooked (my fault). Worth making again. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/29/2011
Great as ingredient for other recipes. I enjoy making a sundae out of this recipe with walnuts and Fage 0% plain yogurt. Pros: Can store cooked apples in fridge for use in other recipes. Cons: It's okay alone but better if you add walnuts or other ingredients. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/29/2011
Applesauce! I used half the sugar based on these other reviews and it was perfectly sweet but I may want to up the cinnamon next time for a bit more punch. Otherwise it was a really yummy applesauce (which is what it turned into the moment I stirred in the vanilla). I'm using the leftovers in pancakes this morning! Read More