Rock the Crock Pot: It’s Easy Apple Kuchen Recipe

Apple Kuchen is a traditional German dish. Similar to an apple crisp in texture, but with more flavor this desert is sure to become a family favorite! Cook it in a crock pot for a quick dish when you are low on time!

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Rock the Crock Pot

Crock pot recipes are king in our house. I am always looking for new ways to make quick dishes that can cook while I am working on other projects or busy with work. This dessert is fantastic for dinner with friends or to have warm and ready when you come home from Trick or Treating.

Apple Kuchen is a traditional German dish made from freshly baked apples. You can use any good baking apple for this dish. We enjoy Granny Smith, Honey Crisp, Winesap, Golden Delicious and various other varieties that our local orchard has on hand. Start with a single variety then add different apples to experiment with the unique flavors that they create.

My grandmother always served apple dishes with a slice of cheese on the side. This practice is a delightful way to finish a meal and takes away that over stuffed feeling if you ate too much for dinner. It really works!

Apple Kuchen Recipe

Crock Pot Apple Kuchen Recipe

Ingredients

  • 6 cups sliced and peeled baking apples, such as Granny Smith
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 1 cup flour or gluten free flour
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp. powdered ginger
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cloves
  • Whip cream (optional)
  • Slices of cheddar, co-jack, havarti or white cheddar cheese (optional)

Instructions

  1. Core, slice and peel the apples. I use this apple peeler apple peeler for quick results.
  2. Place apples in crock pot. We love this crock pot crock pot
  3. Combine flour and spices. Cut in butter, add vanilla.
  4. My favorite vanilla vanilla
  5. Crumble the flour mixture and pour on top of the apples.
  6. Bake on low for about 4 hours until apples are soft and tender.
  7. Serve with whip cream and a slice of cheese.

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Spiced Hot Apple Cider Recipe for Blissful Chilly Nights

Spiced Hot Apple Cider is one of our comfort staple foods. There is nothing better than a cup or two on those chilly evenings! This post contains affiliate links. Your purchase will provide me with a small commission. Thank you for your support!

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Spiced Hot Apple Cider

Spiced Hot Apple Cider is easy to make. It’s even easier to drink it, cup after cup. We often make this drink while watching a good movie, or as an indulgence after a long hard day. You can make this beverage with fresh cider or bottled apple juice, but I must say the fresh cider has the most robust flavor.

It is wise to buy your cider mulling spices in bulk for the most economical savings. However, you will find that when you have all these yummy ingredients in the house, you are far more likely to make yourself this fabulous treat. BUY LARGE QUANTITIES of spices, because you never know when the urge will strike. There have been many late nights when I have wanted to run out and buy spices but the local grocery store charges 10X as much as what I pay for the bulk price. Trust me, you don’t want to be making extra trips to the store!

Here’s my favorite spice choices for this beverage:

Bulk Cinnamon Sticks

Bulk Whole Cloves

Vanilla

If you have a special occasion, you can zip it up with a bit of liquor! Just so you know, weekends count as special occasions in my book!

Cinnamon Schnapps

Cherry Brandy

Cranberry Wine

Delicious! Makes a great unexpected treat for company that drops by at the last minute too!

Spiced Hot Cider Recipe

 

Spiced Hot Apple Cider Recipe for Blissful Chilly Nights

Ingredients

  • 4-6 cups of fresh cider or bottled apple juice
  • 3-5 cinnamon sticks
  • 6-8 cloves
  • 1-2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/2-1 jigger of flavored liquor per cup of juice
  • Fresh cinnamon sticks or cranberries for garnish

Instructions

  1. •Pour cider into medium sauce pan
  2. *Add spices
  3. •Heat over medium high heat until warm
  4. •Measure out liquor, add to individual serving cups
  5. *Pour the hot spiced cider through a sieve into cups
  6. •Add garnish if desired, serve immediately
  7. To make the flavors stronger, bring cider near to boiling. Reduce to simmer, add spices and cook 30-40 minutes until liquid is dark and flavorful. Then strain and serve as noted.

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Delightfully Easy Crock Pot Roast Chicken Recipe

Crock pot recipes are great for the days when you don’t have time to cook and need a hot meal ready when you get home. This recipe super easy and very tasty! This post contains affiliate links. When you make a purchase I will receive a small commission at no additional charge to you.

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Crock pot chicken with lemon and marinade.

Crock Pot Roast Chicken

There is something so comforting about having a meal ready to eat when you get home. We eat crock pot meals 2 or 3 times a week during the fall and winter season because they are so easy to throw together and taste delicious.

This roast chicken recipe can be made with frozen chicken breasts, whole chicken or even chicken legs and thighs. I look for chicken on sale and stock up when I can find it less than $2.00 per pound. You can order organic chicken by the case and have it delivered to your door for only $1.39 with Zycon Fresh. 

Crock Pot Roast Chicken Variations

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There are several ways to make this dish, I tend to vary it depending on what’s lurking in my refrigerator at the time. Sometimes I use fresh garlic, olive oil and lemon juice, some times I use the bottled salad dressing as listed. Either way it turns out great and your family will love it!

Crock Pot Beef Roast Recipe

Crock Pot Beef Roast Recipe

Ingredients

  • 4 lbs. chicken breasts, thighs, or legs (thawed)
  • 1 bottle Paul Newman's Olive Oil Italian Dressing (or 4 cloves chopped garlic, 1/4 cup olive oil and 1/2 cup lemon juice)
  • Green Olives
  • Lemon slices and fresh cilantro for garnish
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Wash and clean chicken.
  2. Add to crock pot.
  3. Pour salad dressing over top of chicken, cover.
  4. Cook on high for 6-7 hours or until chicken is falling off the bone.
  5. Add lemon slices, olives and cilantro for garnish.
  6. Serve hot with your favorite rice or potato dish and cooked vegetable.

We love this dish as leftovers too. You can remove the chicken from the bones and serve it on a salad or in a sandwich with mayo and your favorite veggies.  I cook a large quantity of chicken at a time in this manner, freeze any leftovers and add it to my next batch of homemade chicken soup. Anyway you look at it, it’s easy and fast!

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Fast and Easy Pumpkin Pie Bar Treats

Delicious Pumpkin Bar Treats can be made with canned or fresh pumpkin. They are a rich and satisfying desert that will satisfy even the pickiest of eaters.

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Fast and Easy Pumpkin Pie Bar Treats

Pumpkin Pie Bar Treats

Our family eats loads of pumpkin dishes in the fall. Everything from muffins and breads to soups, ice cream, cookies and pie. Sometimes you just can’t get enough. This Pumpkin Pie Bar recipe is sure to be a favorite with your family. It’s a breeze to make and everyone always loves it.

Delicious Pumpkin Bar Treats

Delicious Pumpkin Bar Treats

Ingredients

  • Bars:
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup coconut oil
  • 1 16 oz can pumpkin pie mix
  • 2 cups flour (can also use gluten free flour)
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • Icing:
  • 2 8 oz. packages of softened cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup softened butter (1 stick)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup powdered sugar

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, mix together eggs, sugar, oil, and pumpkin.
  2. Stir in flour, baking powder cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves.
  3. Add salt and baking soda.
  4. Mix thoroughly.
  5. Grease 9 x 13" pan. Pour in mixture.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes until a tooth pick comes out clean.
  7. Let cool.
  8. Mix frosting by beating cream cheese, butter and vanilla until smooth. Add powdered sugar. Spread on bars.

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15 Fall Apple Recipes You Need to Try

Fall is almost here! What shouts fall more than tasty apple recipes?! Here are some we found around the internet that we’d love to try this apple season.  15 Fall Apple Recipes You Need to Try as Soon as Possible|Designers Sweet Spot|www.designerssweetspot.com

Do you need an impressive looking treat to take to a party?  Look no further! Inspired by Charm has created this tasty apple cranberry slab pie.  It tastes as good as it looks!

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Not all apple recipes are sweet! Apples also make an excellent addition to many savory recipes as well.  Check out this quesadilla that pairs apples with bacon and cheddar, a classic combo.  The details for this simple recipe are all over on Home & Plate.

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While apples make a great mid-day snack, sometimes they can get a little tiresome.  Vicky at Mess for Less used some extra apples she had to make these tasty chips.  What a great way to salvage apples that have been sitting around a few days too long, and also get a great snack out of it!
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Pork and apples are always a great combination.  The Blond Cook shares a great slow cooker recipe that would be great for a fall afternoon.  Who wants to spend these beautiful days inside cooking? Not me!

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Pam at House of Hawthornes decided to find a new way to make this childhood favorite.  Baked apples are such a simple desert, sure to please even the pickiest of eaters.

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This apple butter recipe is a result of hard work paying off big time! I spend years perfecting this recipe.  Who doesn’t want a special apple treat that will last throughout the year?! Head over to my post on Designers Sweet Spot for the recipe.

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Dessert for breakfast? Sign me up! This apple crisp smoothie would be such a great start to any morning, or an excellent (while still healthy) late night snack.  The Recipe Rebel has perfected this smoothie using only 5 common ingredients.  You don’t want to miss this one!

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Mom Loves Baking does an excellent job of explaining how to make this tasty treat, along with great step-by-step photos.  I might have to make these in the next few days! Yum!

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Nothing says fall to me like a fresh apple donut and some cider.  The Cake Blog created a healthier (and easier) version of this favorite over on her blog!

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Are you looking for a fast dinner idea before running off to football practice? Domestic Superhero shares an idea for a take on grilled cheese.  You might even be able to sneak these apples into the kids sandwiches! (It’s worth trying at least.)

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Angie shares this easy snack recipe with us on  The Country Chic Cottage.  This would also be a great option to handing out candy on Halloween!

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After all these tasty treats you might need to go on a diet! Cook Eat Paleo has you covered. These Paleo apple muffins will keep the apple train rolling even while you try to make healthier eating choices.

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What would a fall apple roundup be without caramel apples?! Don’t these make your mouth water just looking at them? Head over to Just a Taste for some tips and tricks on how to perfect your caramel apples.

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Here’s another breakfast treat, apple cinnamon breakfast cookies! This is a great alternative to that granola bar you grab on the way out the door in the morning. The Crazy Craft Lady describes these as the perfect cross between a muffin and a cookie.

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Craving apple pie but not wanting to go through all the work? That’s exactly why Celebrating Sweets creating this no-churn apple pie ice cream. Perfect for those that are craving fall but still sweating in the summer heat.

I don’t know about you, but I’m heading to the grocery store for some apples! This article has me craving something sweet.  Do you have a favorite apple recipe for fall? We’d love to hear about it!

 

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