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Slow Cooker Roast Pork Loin with Apples, Onions and Carrots - from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach #slowcooker

Your family and friends will think you slaved over this flavorful roast for hours. We won’t tell them your little secret, but we know all you have to do is toss it in the slow cooker with some seasoning, fresh fruit and veggies. It’s really that easy! Add the ingredients to your crock in the morning and by dinnertime you’ll have a hot, nutritious meal for your family.

The fresh apples and carrots cook with the pork, making this dish colorful and healthy. If you position them around the pork in your slow cooker, they will be tender and ready to eat when the pork is done. Add a sprig of fresh rosemary to the crock for even more flavor.

Slow Cooker Roast Pork Loin with Apples, Onions and Carrots - from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach #slowcooker

Not only is this dish tasty, but it’s also an easy way to make sure your family eats their fruits and vegetables. And just as great, you can let your slow cooker do all the work to get this home-cooked meal on the table by dinnertime.

Slow Cooker Roast Pork Loin with Apples, Onions and Carrots - from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach #slowcooker


Slow Cooker Pork Roast with Apples, Carrots and Rosemary
SERVES: 4

Ingredients
2 Granny Smith apples, cored and each cut into 8 wedges
1 Tablespoon lemon juice
4 pounds boneless loin pork roast
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
1 medium onion, cut into eighths
4 large carrots, cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces
1 sprig fresh rosemary
Instructions
In medium bowl, toss apples with lemon juice; set aside.
Season roast with salt and pepper.
Place half of onions and 4 to 6 apple wedges in slow cooker crock.
Top with seasoned roast. Surround roast with remaining apples, onions, and carrots. Top with rosemary.
Cover and cook on HIGH for 4 hours, MEDIUM for 5 1/2 to 6 hours or LOW 7 to 8 hours.
Notes
For food safety, be sure to cook until meat thermometer registers at least 160°F (71°C).
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Screen Shot 2014-09-16 at 9.57.37 AMIf you’re like most people, an occasional last-minute party will pop up. Don’t worry, Hamilton Beach® Programmable Slow Cookers can easily adapt. You simply add ingredients in the morning and let the slow cooker finish the cooking automatically. Once the cooking time is up, they automatically switch to warm.



 

Today is officially the first day of autumn. Fall into the season with these twelve seasonal recipe favorites – including plenty for your slow cooker.

Just in time for fall! Apple Cider Glazed Doughnuts from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

Apple Cider Glazed Doughnuts

Butternut Squash Kale Quinoa Salad from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @HamiltonBeach

Warm Butternut Squash and Quinoa Salad

Slow Cooker Overnight Oatmeal - One of Ten New Ways to Use a Slow Cooker from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @HamiltonBeach

Overnight Cranberry Apple Steel-Cut Oatmeal

Center Stage: Mountain Mama Cooks with Apple-Pumpkin Butter on Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @HamiltonBeach

Slow Cooker Apple-Pumpkin Butter

Maple-Glazed Pumpkin Bread Pudding from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @HamiltonBeach

Slow Cooker Maple Glazed Pumpkin Bread Pudding

Slow Cooker Chicken and Wild Rice Soup from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

Slow Cooker Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

Slow Cooker Chicken Stock DIY from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @HamiltonBeach - everydaygoodthinking.com

Slow Cooker Chicken Stock

Slow Cooker Potato Leek Soup from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @HamiltonBeach

Slow Cooker Potato Leek Soup

Spiked Apple Cider

Slow Cooker Mulled Cider

Pumpkin Pie Spiced Coffee from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @HamiltonBeach

Pumpkin Spiced Coffee

Ginger Pear Smoothie by Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @HamiltonBeach

Ginger Pear Smoothies

#Smoovember Spiced Pumpkin Smoothie from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @HamiltonBeach

Spiced Pumpkin Smoothies

 



Harvest Apple Cake from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @HamiltonBeach

 

If you’re going to Thanksgiving dinner at a friend or relative’s house, you’ve probably asked how you can help and been told to bring a dessert. Pumpkin pie is already on the menu, so what else can you bring? Try this tempting Harvest Apple Cake – perfect for the holidays with in-season apples and a rich caramel glaze.

Harvest Apple Cake from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @HamiltonBeach

It will make an equally delicious breakfast cake to serve the day after Thanksgiving, when out-of-town guests are waking up and the kitchen is still a mess. Just bake the cake in advance and add the glaze before serving. This is a welcome treat for your hostess, since they probably don’t want to make breakfast the morning after a huge feast.

Harvest Apple Cake from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @HamiltonBeach

 


Harvest Apple Cake
SERVES: 18

For the cake
3 eggs
1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 cups finely chopped, peeled apple
1 cup chopped pecans
For the Caramel Glaze
20 square caramel candies
1/4 cup confectioner's sugar
2 Tablespoons apple juice
Instructions
Preheat roaster oven to 350°F. Grease and flour a 10 to 12 cup bundt or tube pan; set aside.
In large mixer bowl, beat eggs, oil and vanilla extract.
Add flour, sugar, brown sugar, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Beat until smooth. Batter will be thick.
Stir in pecans and apples. Pour into prepared pan.
Place in roaster oven on insert rack.
Bake 60 - 70 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 15 minutes then invert on rack to cool.
For glaze, microwave caramels and apple juice in microwaveable bowl on HIGH 1-1/2 min. or until caramels are completely melted, stirring every 30 seconds. Stir in confectioners' sugar. Drizzle over cooled cake.
Notes
Once apples are peeled or cut and exposed to air, they begin to brown. Peel and chop the apples just before adding to the batter. Once peeled and cored, a medium apple will yield approximately 1 cup of chopped apple.
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There are a number of recipes this time of year that call for apples that are peeled, cored and sliced or chopped. You’ll be making applesauce, apple pie and apple crumble in no time. Here’s how to do it.

How to Core an Apple from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @HamiltonBeach

1. Start by peeling off the top and bottom of your apple. This gives you a good start and end point for the rest of your peeling process and helps stabilize the apple by creating a flat bottom.

How to Core an Apple from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @HamiltonBeach

2. Make your way around the apple, peeling away from your body for safety, until the entire apple is peeled.

How to Core an Apple from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @HamiltonBeach

3. Discard the skin of the apple. You now have a perfectly peeled apple that is ready to be cut.

How to Core an Apple from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @HamiltonBeach

4. Cut across the apple on either side of the stem, avoiding the core.

How to Core an Apple from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @HamiltonBeach

5. Lay the center of the apple onto the cutting board to create a flat surface and cut around the core.

How to Core an Apple from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @HamiltonBeach

6. Discard the core. The apples can be sliced or chopped, flat side down, according to your recipe.

How to Core an Apple from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @HamiltonBeach

How to Core an Apple from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @HamiltonBeach

How to Core an Apple from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @HamiltonBeach



 

I remember attending the state fair when I was a kid and tugging on my dad’s shirt until he gave in and bought a caramel apple for me. My brother liked candied apples, so he’d get one of those, and then we’d proceed to make a mess of ourselves as we shoved these delicious concoctions-on-a-stick in our tiny faces. Sure, we added some shirts to the laundry pile on those days, but we got lifelong memories and a lot of happiness in return. Now, we can bring the joy of state fairs and yesteryears right into our homes with an easy slow cooker recipe for Caramel-Dipped Apples.

In a small slow cooker, add the caramel ingredients and allow it to warm. (We are using the 3 Quart Slow Cooker we are giving away this week. Enter here!) Dip the apples and work quickly to add toppings to make custom caramel apples for each family member. You can leave your apple plain, or dress it up with fun toppings. Check out our photos for a visual how-to.

 Caramel Apples from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @HamiltonBeach

Caramel Apples from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @HamiltonBeach

Caramel Apples from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @HamiltonBeach

Caramel Apples from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @HamiltonBeach

Caramel Apples from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @HamiltonBeach

Caramel Apples from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @HamiltonBeach

Caramel Apples from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @HamiltonBeach

Caramel Apples from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @HamiltonBeach

 


Caramel Apples
YIELDS: 8 servings

Ingredients
2 bags (11 oz. each) vanilla flavored caramels, unwrapped
2 Tablespoons water
8 to 10 small apples
8 to 10 wooden sticks or chopsticks
Sprinkles, mini chocolate chips, chopped nuts, crushed cookies or pretzels, sea salt
Instructions
Place caramels and water in 3-quart slow cooker crock.
Cover and cook for 40 to 60 minutes on HIGH or 1 to 1 1/2 hours on LOW, stirring every 20 minutes until caramels are completely melted.
Line a large tray with parchment paper. Spray parchment paper with nonstick cooking spray.
Insert wooden sticks into stem end of apples.
Dip apples in melted caramel until evenly coated. Spoon caramel over apples to coat evenly. Let excess drip back into slow cooker. Scrape excess from bottom of apple.
Immediately decorate with sprinkles, mini chocolate chips, chopped nuts, crushed cookies or pretzels or sea salt.
Place on prepared parchment paper. Refrigerate at least one hour to set. Remove from refrigerator and let stand at room temperature to soften 15 minutes before serving.
Notes
We recommend using LOW for melting caramels. If you choose to use HIGH, stir frequently to avoid burning. Be sure to wash apples thoroughly to remove any wax. If caramel mixture becomes too thick, stir in additional water. Work quickly to add decorations while caramel is still sticky. Refrigerate immediately to allow caramel to set.
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