Ingredients for Southern-Style Cinnamon Apples:

3 pounds of apples, peeled and sliced

¼ cup of white sugar

¼ cup of packed brown sugar

2 tablespoons of cornstarch

¼ cup of butter, melted

2 teaspoons of fresh lemon juice

1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract

1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon

Cooking Directions:

Begin by placing the apple slices into the slow cooker.

Mix cornstarch, both sugars, and cinnamon in a separate bowl.

Evenly sprinkle this sweet mixture over the apples.

Pour over the melted butter, lemon juice, and vanilla, coating the apples well.

Stir to combine, ensuring each apple slice is covered in the mixture.

Cover the slow cooker, set it to high, and let the apples cook for 2 hours or until they're soft and the sauce has caramelized.

When ready, give the apples a gentle stir and serve them hot. These slow-cooked apples are a fantastic side dish to meats like roast chicken or pork chops, thanks to their sweet, caramel-like flavor. They're equally impressive atop breakfast favorites such as pancakes and waffles, or even as a pastry filling. For dessert, try spooning them over creamy vanilla ice cream or add a homey touch to a slice of fresh apple pie. The versatility of this dish makes it a cherished addition to any meal.

Enjoy preparing these Slow Cooker Southern-Style Cinnamon Apples, a simple yet spectacular recipe that will transport your senses to the warmth of a Southern kitchen with every spoonful.