Slow Cooker Desserts Series

Slow Cooker Dessert Series

Let’s talk about dessert. You probably know that I have a huge sweet tooth, and I absolutely love having something delicious to sit down with at the end of the day. Bonus points if it includes ice cream! You also probably know by now how much I love my slow cooker.

Did you know that there are dozens of sweet, decadent desserts that you can make in the slow cooker too? I took my love of slow cookers and my love of desserts and decided to take slow cooking to a sweeter place than tacos and soups. Once I tried making dessert in the slow cooker, I was hooked. Now I’m always looking for ways to convert favorites into slow cooker desserts that I can whip up without turning my oven on at all.

I love making cobblers and crips in the slow cooker because they are super easy desserts by nature, and I like easy! You can add a scoop of homemade vanilla ice cream, and it is the perfect summer treat. But there’s more to slow cooker desserts than cobblers. You can make cakes and it makes even something fancy like cheesecake in it too. There are literally so many sweets you can make in the slow cooker–and I’m excited to keep trying more things and finding new favorite treats to make in the slow cooker!

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In the mean time, these are some of my favorite slow cooker sweets. If you’ve made dessert in the slow cooker, I’d love to hear what your favorites are!

11 Slow Cooker Desserts

  1. Pineapple Upside Down Cake
  2. Salted Caramel Cobbler
  3. Bananas Foster Bread Pudding
  4. Blueberry Crisp
  5. Chocolate Cheesecake with Pretzel Crust and Nut Topping
  6. Brownies and Cherries
  7. Apricot Crisp
  8. Chocolate Cobbler
  9. Salted Caramel Apple Cake
  10. Apple Caramel Crisp
  11. Chocolate Pumpkin Cake with Caramel Sauce

plus Sweet Heat Chex Mix!

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Slow Cooker Caramel Apple Crisp

I’ve always been in love with caramel apples. They were a special treat from the fair, we made them at home and I loved to dip apple slices into caramel sauce.  Slow Cooker Caramel Apple Crisp is one of those caramel apple treats that we love!

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The crisp of the apples with the sweetness of the caramel is just so, so good. While I loved caramel apples as a child, it was later in life when I discovered my love of apple crisps. Since I love them both, why not combine those two things together!?

Slow Cooker Caramel Apple Crisp

I’ve been using my slow cooker a lot, I finally got a new one and I think that’s why I’ve been trying to make everything in it lately. This is a take on my regular “oven” apple crisp but I’ve added sweet caramel to it and cooked it all in the slow cooker so that dessert can cook but I can still have the oven for dinner.

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This slow cooker Caramel Apple Crisp takes about 2 hours to cook. The longest part of the prep time is chopping the apples into wedges and peeling the skins from them.

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Slow Cooker Caramel Apple Crisp

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Ingredients
  • 6 golden delicious apples
  • 2 boxes yellow cake mix
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cinnamon powder
  • 1 stick butter, melted
  • ¼ cup caramel sauce
  • Ice Cream (optional)
Instructions
  1. Slice and peel the apples.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the yellow cake mix, sugar and cinnamon powder.
  3. Add in the melted butter and stir to combine and crumbly.
  4. Pour apples into bowl of slow cooker.
  5. Set slow cooker to high.
  6. Pour the caramel sauce over the apples.
  7. Pour dry ingredients over the apples and caramel. Spread it out with a spoon so that the entire surface is covered.
  8. Cover and cook on high for 2 hours. After 2 hours, set the slow cooker to low and remove the lid. Let sit for 30 minutes without the lid so that the top of the crisp can harden.
  9. Serve with Vanilla Ice Cream and Caramel Drizzle.

 

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We love to serve this warm with vanilla ice cream and we drizzle extra caramel over the top for a sweet treat!

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Angie is a contributing writer for Eat at Home. She lives in VA with her husband (BigBear) and their 4 dogs (who might as well be their children)!  She blogs over at BigBearsWife.com about her favorite recipes, love of travel and she even throws in a few crafts here and there.You can also find her on FacebookTwitter and Pinterest

 

Apple Crisp in the Slow Cooker

I’m on a roll with slow cooked desserts.  This apple crisp is an adaptation of my Apple Crinkle.

I decided to give it a whirl in the slow cooker and it turned out beautifully.  I dressed it up a bit with a handful of dried cranberries and chopped pecans.

My mouth is watering as I write this post.  I must make this again soon!

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