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post #21 of 31
Thanks for posting the grains recipe- most of the crockpot recipes I come across have dead animals in them, so I end up making up my own recipes. That usually works out OK and it's hard to end up with a completely disastrous meal in a slow cooker, but it's good to have something tried-and-true to base them on!
post #22 of 31
DH and I just broke out our crock pot, which we received as a wedding gift. I love it! It had been sitting in the shed for over a year:

Thanks for the recipes everyone!
post #23 of 31

Crockpot Apple Recipes

Thought ya'll might like these recipes especially great for winter morning breakfasts and desserts. I love my crockpot too!


BAKED SNOWBALL GRANOLA APPLES

4 large Macintosh apples
1 cup granola
1/2 cup maple syrup
Flavored or plain yogurt for topping

Core each apple. Fill cavity with granola, about 3
tablespoons per apple. Drizzle maple syrup into cavity.
Place into slow cooker and add 1 inch of water to bottom
of cooker.

Cook on Low for 3 to 4 hours. Remove and top apples with
yogurt so apple resembles a snowball. You may sprinkle
additional granola on each apple if you like.



FRUIT AND NUT BAKED APPLES

4 large baking apples (Rome Beauty, Jonathan)
1 tbs lemon juice
1/3 cup dried apricots -- chopped
1/3 cup walnuts or pecans -- chopped
3 tbs packed brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 tbs melted butter

Hollow out center of each apple, leaving 1 1/2 inch wide
cavity about 1/2-inch from bottom. Peel top of apple down
about 1 inch. Brush peeled edges evenly with lemon juice.
Mix apricots, walnuts, brown sugar and cinnamon into
small bowl. Add butter; mix well. Spoon mixture evenly
into apple cavities.

Pour 1/2 cup water in bottom of slow cooker. Place 2
apples in bottom of cooker. Arrange the remaining 2
apples above but not directly on top of bottom apples.
Cover and cook on LOW 3-4 hours or until apples are
tender. Serve warm or at room temperature with caramel
ice cream topping, if desired.



HEALTHY APPLE BUTTER

8 lb. apples, peeled, cored and diced
1 1/2 cups apple juice
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg, more to taste

Place apples in a blender or food processor with apple
juice and blend until smooth. Transfer to the slow
cooker, set on low and cook for 6 to 7 hours. Stir
occasionally. Let mixture cool; reblend and stir in
spices. If desired, add more spices to taste. Store in
the refrigerator after cooling to room temperature.

From Chet's Crock Newsletter - crock@topica.com
who noted:
"All recipes have been submitted by friends and
readers and are believed to be in the public
domain unless otherwise noted."
post #24 of 31
I have a crock pot collecting dust so the recipes that have been posted sound like a god send.

Question: It seems most recipes go 6-7 hours how much long can you go, I work a pretty full day.

Karen
post #25 of 31
Thank you, Cynthia, for the apple recipes! I especially am looking forward to the first one for snowballs, since DD is sensitive to cinnamon-breastmilk and I can't eat it for now -- the snowballs sound yummy without it!

You seem knowledgeable about apples. Would you mind strolling over to the cooking with apples thread I'm about to start?
post #26 of 31
Hey Greenfrogs--
I have a crockpot that you can set to shut off at 4 or 6 hours on high, 8 or 10 hours on low, so I can start it up in the morning and not worry about it overcooking. If yo udon't have a time, but have a variety of settings, just set it to the lowest (as some of the older models do).
I've had my crockpot for a month and have used it at least once during the week and every weekend. And it was free! A friend gave it to me after his dad gave him one, and his was only a year old.

There's a good cookbook call "Fix it and Forget it" full of crock pot recipes, many of which are meatless or easily adaptable to vegetarian. For meatless variations of meat dishes we use meatless sausage, tvp, vegetable boullion (instead of chicken or beef), tofu, seitan, beans, etc. just as we would a stovetop recipe. Beans and crockpots seem to have been made for each other!
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Thanks a bunch...........SO HAPPY.........you have made me happy 2!
post #29 of 31
THANK YOU
post #30 of 31
May I second (or third ) the last two posts
post #31 of 31
My pleasure.
I'm looking forward to a delicious (leftover)shredded chicken sandwich for lunch, courtesy of the crockpot. I usually do grains and such in the cp, but we had people over for football (ugh, not my thing) yesterday. They thought I worked really hard at the food, so they did lots of the cleanup afterward. If only they knew...
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