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Sturdy apples are flavored with cinnamon and vanilla in this slow cooker apple compote. Top with low-fat vanilla ice cream and a sprinkling of toasted walnuts or almonds for dessert.

3 pounds firm cooking/baking apples, such as Granny Smith, Northern Spy, Rome or Golden Delicious
¼ cup sugar
¼- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Toasted Walnuts or Almonds
Low Fat Vanilla Ice Cream

1. Peel the apples and slice ¼ inch thick. (You should have about 9 cups.)
2. Place the apples in a 4-quart or larger slow cooker. Add sugar and cinnamon to taste, and toss to coat well. Cover and cook until the apples are very tender and almost translucent, but not pureed, 2 to 2½ hours on high or 4 to 4½ hours on low.
3. Stir in vanilla. Transfer to a bowl and let cool slightly.
4. Cover and refrigerate until chilled.

Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 4 days.

Nutrition information
8 servings – Serving size: about ½ cup
Per serving: 108 calories 0 g fat(0 g sat); 2 g fiber; 28 g carbohydrates; 0 g protein; 0 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 24 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 65 IU vitamin A; 7 mg vitamin C; 9 mg calcium; 0 mg iron; 0 mg sodium; 154 mg potassium.

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