I recently enjoyed dinner with friends, and we all agreed it ended with the perfect Fall dessert: cooked apples with a scoop of natural vanilla ice cream.
What made this dessert special was its simplicity, not to mention how easy it was to prepare and how great it smelled and tasted.
I simply cored and chopped up 6 medium size granny smith apples, placed them in a slow cooker with about 1 inch of water, added generous sprinkles of cinnamon and a cinnamon stick, and left them to simmer. I tasted occasionally, and ended up adding a tablespoon of brown sugar and a pinch of pumpkin pie spice about halfway through their six-hour cooking time. When guests arrived, the house smelled amazing and when it was time for dessert, there was no prep required.
Best of all, the health benefits of apples are numerous. They contain fiber, potassium, vitamin C and antioxidants – read more here!
Pears can also be cooked in a slow cooker just like apples, and they share important traits for preventing digestive problems, outlined here.
Just One Thing to do: Enjoy apples and pears fresh or cooked for their wonderful flavor and health benefits.