6 large firm apples (Macoun, Cortland, Jonathan, etc.), cored
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup granola + extra for garnish for apple sauce
1/4 cup dried cranberries
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp ground cloves
1 cup apple cider or pomegranate juice
With a paring knife, trim a ring around the top of the apples. Fit the apples into a 7-quart slow cooker, trimmed part facing up.
In a small bowl, mix together the brown sugar, granola, cranberries, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves. Stuff the mixture into the apples. Pour the cider into the bottom of the cooker.
Cook on HIGH 1-1/2 hours for baked apples, or 2 hours for apple sauce.