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Warm Cinnamon-Apple Topping

You'll quickly warm up to the old-fashioned taste of this cinnamon-apple topping. Spoon it over vanilla ice cream or slices of pound cake. —Doris Heath, Franklin, North Carolina
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Cook: 3 hours
  • Makes
    about 6 cups


  • 3 medium tart apples, peeled and sliced
  • 3 medium pears, peeled and sliced
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 2 cinnamon sticks (3 inches each)
  • Pound cake or ice cream


  • In a 3-qt. slow cooker, toss apples and pears with lemon juice. Mix brown sugar, maple syrup, butter and cornstarch; pour over fruit. Stir in pecans, raisins and cinnamon sticks.
  • Cook, covered, on low until fruit is tender, 3-4 hours. Discard cinnamon sticks. Serve with cake or ice cream.
Nutrition Facts
1/4 cup (calculated without cake): 95 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 22mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 1g fiber), 0 protein.

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  • Orbs
    Mar 24, 2019

    Delicious as an ice cream topping; and as an oatmeal topping. I left out the lemon juice; and used cinnamon instead of the sticks. Thank you, Doris, for sharing this recipe.

  • shortbreadlover
    Aug 11, 2016

    i really liked this topping. i used it on waffles and it was a huge success. plan to make it again.

  • chevstriss
    Dec 16, 2012

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