An easy fall pumpkin pie inspired dessert with a healthy twist? Grab a spoon for these No Guilt Slow Cooker Pumpkin Stuffed Apples, a delicious treat for the pumpkin and apple obsessed that also gives back! This post is sponsored by Produce for Kids. All delicious opinions are my own.
No Guilt Slow Cooker Pumpkin Stuffed Apples
One of my best family memories is the time when we all went apple picking in Massachusetts. The air was cool, the kids were happy, and we left that day with arms full of delicious freshly picked apples. I cling to that memory often, especially the days when I’m still sweating in my 90 degree Florida heat. Can send your fall down this way, please? With it officially October, I’m obsessively overusing and overeating everything pumpkin. And with the apples in their prime at my local Publix, I’m ready to celebrate fall with these No Guilt Slow Cooker Pumpkin Stuffed Apples. Perfect for those wanting to watch their sugar intake (yay for clean eating!) but still enjoy a perfect fall dessert, these apples are a delicious indulgence that the whole family can get behind. Find out how this recipe is doing so much more than filling bellies this fall, by giving back with Produce for Kids, Publix and Feeding America.
You Can Be Feeding America This Fall, Just By Picking Apples!
1 in 8 Americans struggle with hunger. That includes kids. No one should go hungry in this country, no one. Giving back has always been important to my family. And now more than ever, we look for ways to support our local families in need whenever we can. Who knew that it could be so easy this fall, thanks to Produce for Kids? Look for the Produce for Kids signs throughout the Publix produce section between now and November 1, 2017 to grab your freshly picked fruits and veggies for your family. Every purchase of these delicious produce picks instantly donates to your local food banks through Feeding America. Produce brands include:
- Eat Smart® Fresh Cut Vegetables & Salads
- Avocados From Mexico
- CMI Orchard Apples
- Crunch Pak® Sliced Apples
- Del Monte® Fruit Naturals® Cups
- Fresh Express® Packaged Salad
- Little Bear Brand® Sweet Onions
- Michigan Apples
- Tsamma Juice
- Marie’s® Dressings
By purchasing the produce you already love for your family at Publix through 10/9/17, you are doing your part to make sure our local kids don’t go hungry this fall.
No Guilt Slow Cooker Pumpkin Stuffed Apples Recipe
It’s pumpkin pie stuffed into a baked apple and made with a slow cooker. I’m in love already. With so many delicious apple choices on the 2017 Produce for Kids list, it was an easy choice to make a delicious fall apple inspired recipe. There’s no side of guilt with this No Guilt Slow Cooker Pumpkin Stuffed Apples Recipe – I’ve taken out all of the sugar and opted for more natural sweeteners in this clean eating inspired dessert, so your whole family can enjoy together!
- 4-5 large apples, such as CMI Orchard or Michigan Apples
- ½ cup of pumpkin puree
- ¼ cup rolled oats
- ¼ cup chopped pecans
- ¼ cup raisins
- 2-3 TBSP Pure Maple Syrup
- ½ TSP Pumpkin Pie Spice
- Cooking Spray
- Spray slow cooker with cooking spray.
- In small bowl combine pumpkin puree, oats, pecans, raisins, maple syrup, and pumpkin pie spice.
- Slice ¼ inch off the tops of the apples so the skin is removed from the tops. Hollow out the center core of each apple (leaving the bottoms). Place in slow cooker, hollowed out sides up.
- Stuff apples with pumpkin mixture, pressing in if desired. It's ok to over-stuff.
- Cook on low for 2-3 hours or until apple is cooked through and easily pierced with a knife.
- Serve warm.
Easily one of my husband’s favorite desserts to date (guess who’s winning in the amazing wife department?), we definitely are enjoying the extra pumpkin obsession stuffed into each apple. It’s just like having your own personal pumpkin pie!
So celebrate apple picking this fall (yes, even in Florida) with this No Guilt Pumpkin Stuffed Apples Recipe all while giving back thanks to Produce for Kids, Publix and Feeding America. Win-win, y’all!