Crisp and sweet Fuji apples, stuffed with crumb topping and Butterfinger brings your Friendsgiving dessert table to the next level!
It is officially my favorite time of year (minus the frigid temperatures!) There is so much to be thankful for right down to the nitty-gritty details of each holiday.
The turkeys have already hit the stores and toy catalogs have already hit my mailbox. The verse, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year,” is ringing through my head nonstop. 🎶 You could say I’m bursting at the seams with excitement!
My head is swirling with what I am going to serve this year for the big day, but first thing is first, an intimate Friendsgiving with some of our closest friends.
I’ve got the “main event” all figured out but what I’m really excited for are these Slow Cooker Butterfinger® Stuffed Apples.
What I really love about Friendsgiving is the intimate gathering. It’s more of a one on one affair where you don’t feel like you have to over exert yourself to host. It’s just you and some of your closest friends.
I like to keep things simple with small plates, a turkey breast and a delicious dessert to tie it all together. Ending on a sweet note is sure to send your guests home feeling extra loved.
Friendsgiving doesn’t have to be stressful. It can be stress free, fun and elegant.
For this tablescape, I went to 1 store and was able to purchase all of these items. It cost me less than $40 and I plan on keeping the setting the same for the big day. Therefore, I got a 2 for 1 deal.
I also picked up the BUTTERFINGER® Fun-Size candy bars for these Slow Cooker Butterfinger® Stuffed Apples so my entire shopping trip was over and done within one round.
I decided to make elegant place cards so each of my guests knew where they were sitting, although there are only 4 of us, but it brings an extra personalization to the table. (click the photo below to download them for your Friendsgiving tablescape.)
Let’s move onto dessert. That’s why you are really here anyway, amiright?
Did I mention these are made in the slow cooker? Therefore, the only hands on time you need with these babies is minimal and they taste phenomenal. You’ll look like you slaved in the kitchen all day when really it took you longer to plan your outfit than bake!
Every year we go apple picking and pick more than we can consume, so this is perfect for dessert any time of the week as well. Don’t just save these Slow Cooker Butterfinger® Stuffed Apples for a special occasion.
The filling in these is your typical crumb topping but better because there are crushed Butterfinger® candy bars in them!
All you need to do is mix up your crumb topping, hollow out your apples, stuff the apples with the topping and place them into your slow cooker for 2-3 hours on low and you’re ready to serve dessert.
The smells wafting from your slow cooker make the entire house smell divine. It’s enough to have your guests want to skip dinner and get to the best part-dessert!
We love to top ours with vanilla ice cream or vanilla yogurt and add additional chopped Butterfinger® candy bars to the top. I mean, just look at that. How could you resist digging right in?
Slow Cooker Butterfinger® Stuffed Apples
Yield 6 servings
Crisp and sweet Fuji apples, stuffed with crumb topping and Butterfinger® brings your Friendsgiving dessert table to the next level!
- 4-6 apples (I prefer Fuji apples) cored and hollowed out. *
- 1/2 cup chopped dried cranberries
- 1/2 cup walnuts, toasted and chopped
- 1/2 cup flour
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 1/3 cup rolled oats
- 3 tablespoon unsalted butter, cut into small cubes
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup apple cider, apple juice or water
- 1 cup BUTTERFINGER® Fun Size candy bars, chopped and divided
- 1 cup vanilla ice cream or Greek vanilla yogurt
1. Hollow out apples and brush lemon juice all around the insides.2. In a medium bowl, combine dried cranberries, walnuts, flour, brown sugar, rolled oats, butter, ground cinnamon, salt and 1⁄2 cup BUTTERFINGER® candy bars.3. Place the mixture evenly into your hollowed-out apples and place into a slow cooker.4. Pour 1 cup of apple cider, apple juice or water into the bottom of your slow cooker.5. Set on low for 2 ½ hours or until tender.6. When ready to serve, place onto a plate and top with ice cream or vanilla yogurt and additional chopped BUTTERFINGER® candy bars.*Depending on the size of your apples, you may have leftover filling.
Serving Size 1 servings
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
Total Fat 15 g
Saturated Fat 6 g
Cholesterol 7 mg
Sodium 266 mg
Total Carbohydrates 73 g
Dietary Fiber 7 g
Sugars 45 g
Protein 5 g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Not only are these Slow Cooker Butterfinger® Stuffed Apples delicious, they’re super simple and a show stopper too.
I’ve also included a printable tag for you to set on your tablescape so you can thank your friends for coming to your dinner party.
I just hole punched them and used twine for the string. Since the apples are cored, I just set the tag next to it, rather than trying to tie it on. (click the photo below to download)
What do you and your friends do for Friendsgiving? Would you serve these Slow Cooker Butterfinger® Stuffed Apples? I’m already looking forward to making them for the big day, I mean who needs pumpkin pie anyways?! 😉
Tag me on social media if you make these Slow Cooker Butterfinger® Stuffed Apples and/or if you use the printable tags. I’d love to see how you incorporate them into your Friendsgiving.
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