Slow cooker apple confit

Apple orchards are busy this time of year. Hayrides and other fun activities. With apples on special and in abundance, I was looking for a healthy apple recipe to try. This week, I’ve been focusing on using my slow cooker for the convenience – it seems like we’re always so busy!


  • Apples, 3 lbs firm cooking apples
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 c. brown sugar

How to

Peel the apples 1/4″ thick and put in the bottom of your crockpot.
Sprinkle with the cinnamon, nutmeg & sugar. Toss to coat. Cook for about 2 hours on high or 4 on low. Before serving, stir in the vanilla. Serve with frozen yogurt.

Crockpot Balsamic Roast Beef

I made this roast in the slow cooker the other day. With only a few ingredients, it is very economical and very good. My husband really liked it – that is always the test:)


  • 3-4 lb roast
  • 1/2 c. balsamic vinegar
  • Sea salt
  • Onions

That’s all I used.

Cook on low for 8 hours. Serve with rice or potatoes and a salad or cooked vegetables. Frozen veggies are easy to heat up and serve with the roast.