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!
No Guilt Slow Cooker Pumpkin Stuffed Apples
- 4-5 large apples such as CMI Orchard or Michigan Apples
- 1/2 cup of pumpkin puree
- 1/4 cup rolled oats
- 1/4 cup chopped pecans
- 1/4 cup raisins
- 2-3 TBSP Pure Maple Syrup
- 1/2 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 1/4 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!
How are you enjoying the best of fall desserts, without the guilt?
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Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle says
That looks amazing! This is the perfect breakfast. It has so many tasty AND healthy ingredients. Om nom nom.
Bill Sweeney says
I can see these as a great Halloween party treat or as a dessert for Thanksgiving. They look delicious.
robin rue says
Holy cow! You just made my day with this recipe. I CANNOT wait to make these.
Catherine Sargent says
This looks like a wonderful dessert. I will have to make these for my upcoming girls day. Thanks for sharing the recipe.
Marcie W. says
Yes please! It’s like my two favorite fall flavors got together and had a delicious baby. I can not wait to give these a try, especially since the slow cooker makes them so easy.
Toni | Boulder Locavore says
What a gorgeous idea! I will definitely try this!
Wow I never thought about having pumpkin stuffed apples before. I love that they are made in a slow cooker, I will have to give this a try!
Liz Mays says
I definitely have to make some of these! Yum! What a wonderful combo of fall flavors!
Pam Wattenbarger says
These look so yummy! I love the idea of apples stuffed with pumpkin for fall.
Does these ever sound heavenly! I bet the house smells divine while they are cooking too!
AnnMarie John says
That’s really awesome! I love the stuffed apples, they’re healthy and you can easily make them. I would love to serve this to the kids!
Yolanda Christopher says
Produce For Kids sounds like a great way to give back, thank you for sharing. The Pumpkin Stuffed Apples recipe would be a great dessert to do with my sons!
travel blogger says
This looks so delicious! We just went apple picking, and I have been rounding up apple recipes. This would be perfect. These look amazing!
Angela Milnes says
Holy goodness, never thought about making baked apples in the crock pot. What a great idea and these look amazing.
Wendy Polisi says
If this doesn’t scream fall then I don’t know what does. I would love to have one!
Look good, Never thought of using the inside of apples. Thanks for sharing.
Wow pumpkin is everywhere but they even stuffed it into an apple. Wow this is the ultimate fall snack.
I’ve never thought to stuff apples with pumpkin. What a great idea though! So festive for the season!
Carol Cassara says
Such an awesome recipe, perfect for dessert on Thanksgiving or whenever you’re having friends over. It’s not that difficult to make either so I can totally make these!
Kelly Hutchinson says
What a deliciously simple fall food the kids will love. I cannot wait to give this a try!