Ginger “Baked” Apples

Serve these lightly spiced apples as a simple dessert or a breakfast treat.

Serves: 6Hands-on: 5 minutesTotal: 8 hours 5 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 6


  • 6 large baking apples
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1" knob peeled fresh ginger
  • 1 vanilla bean


  • Place the apples in a single layer on the bottom of a 6-quart slow cooker. Add the water, cinnamon stick, ginger, and vanilla bean. Cook on low for 8 hours or until the apples are tender and easily pierced with a fork.
  • Use a slotted spoon to remove the apples from the insert. Discard the cinnamon stick, ginger, vanilla bean, and water. Serve hot.