Baked Apples in a Slow Cooker

6 medium baking apples, washed and cored
1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
2 T. golden raisins (dark raisins work well too)
1 t. fresh grated lemon zest
1 t. cinnamon
A pinch of salt
1 T. butter
1/4 cup apple juice (or orange juice)
1/4 cup water

In a small bowl mix together the brown sugar, raisins, lemon zest, cinnamon and salt. Place the apples into a 6-quart slow cooker and full each core with some of the sugar mixture. Dot tops with butter. Pour the apple juice and water around the apples. Cover and cook on low for 7 to 9 hours.

Serve these for breakfast with yogurt, or for dessert, either on their own or with low-fat ice cream. Be sure to warm them up first.

Serves: 6

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