Slow Cooker Caramelized Apples


from ButterYum

8 cups diced baking apples (peeled and cored)
1 cup dark brown sugar
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
1 dash freshly grated nutmeg
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

Put all the ingredient in a slow cooker and mix thoroughly.  Cover and cook on high until apples are tender, about 3 hours.  The yummy salted-cinnamon-vanilla-caramel sauce that coats the apples will thicken slightly upon cooling.  Cook uncovered for a thicker sauce.

My conversion to feed a crowd of 40:  I quadrupled the recipe and cooked it in my 18-quart electric roaster set to 300F for about 2 hours, stirring occasionally.  I used a mix of apples - galas, golden delicious, golden supreme, and Nittany.  Any apple that keeps it's shape during baking will work well.
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