6large Granny Smith applesabout 3 lbs- peeled and cored. Or any firm apple variety
2/3cupgranulated sugar1/2 cup if your apples are super sweet
Cut apples about 1/3 to 1/2 inch thick slices. Place in 4 or 6 quart crock pot.
Sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar, then stir to coat evenly.
Cut butter into small pieces and dot over apples.
Cover and cook on High for 3 hours, or Low for 6 hours, stirring halfway through cook time.
The apples are done when tender, but not soggy. They should retain their shape. Around 2 hours and 45 minutes (on high) seemed to produce the best texture for us. Keep an eye on your apples, checking for tenderness every 15 minutes after the 2 hour mark.
Cook times may vary based on slow cooker brand, size, model, etc. It's important to note that you will want to check on your apples in the crockpot for doneness after the 2 hour mark (on high). Desired texture and tenderness are based upon individual preference.
Using a firm apple variety such as Granny Smith, Gala, Fuji, Golden Delicious, Red Delicious, and Honeycrisp will hold their shape better in the slow cooker compared to a softer apple.