It’s CROCK-TOBER! Time to make you a CROCK star! This is a really easy recipe and gives you the taste of apple pie with these two bonuses.

1. It’s way simpler. 2. It has fewer calories!


  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 6 Gala or Macintosh apples, cored
  • 1/2 cup apple juice or apple cider
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons caramel vodka (optional)


  • In a large bowl, mix brown sugar, nuts, butter, and cinnamon. If you don’t want to use nuts, you could use ¼ cup granola!
  • Core the apple most of the way through. I take one ribbon of skin off around the middle…because my mom always did!
  • Fill the apples with the filling and place them in the crock-pot.
  • Pour the juice or cider (and liquor, if using) into the crock-pot, around the apples.
  • Set the crock-pot on high heat and cook 2½ to 3 hours until the apples are soft and begin to collapse.
  • Serve warm with a dollop of fat-free whipped cream or ice cream!