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Minister's Delight Recipe

Minister's Delight Recipe

You'll need just four common ingredients to put together this comforting dessert from Mary Ann Potter of Blue Springs, Missouri. "A friend gave me this recipe several years ago," Mary Ann notes. "She said a local minister's wife fixed it every Sunday, so she named it accordingly."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Cook: 2 hours YIELD:10-12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 can (21 ounces) cherry or apple pie filling
  • 1 package yellow cake mix (regular size)
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts, optional

Directions

  • 1. Place pie filling in a 1-1/2-qt. slow cooker. Combine cake mix and butter (mixture will be crumbly); sprinkle over filling. Sprinkle with walnuts if desired. Cover and cook on low for 2-3 hours. Serve in bowls. Yield: 10-12 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 304 calories, 12g fat (6g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 357mg sodium, 48g carbohydrate (31g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein .

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ifreed
Reviewed Sep. 1, 2013

"This was way to sweet (and I like sweet). Next time I will use the unsweetened pie filling and either use 2 cans of filling or reduce cake mix to 1/2. I also think the oven would to a better job than the slow cooker."

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SuziBella
Reviewed Jul. 17, 2013

"I have varied tastes to provide for, so I used two different kinds of pie filling. I made a "pan divider" out of folded tin foil to split my 9 x 13" pan in half. I poured a can of blueberry on one side, and a can of cherry pie filling on the other. After I added my cake mix crumbs, I removed the divider and baked at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Everyone's happy! It IS sweet, but my husband has a (very) sweet tooth - and he liked it."

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72southernbell
Reviewed Nov. 15, 2012

"Made the recipe in a 3 quart with 2 cans of filling, cooked almost 3 hours but still looked "raw". Next time I will make it with enough time to use a backup."

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Kirchner
Reviewed Sep. 19, 2012

"This is a five star recipe for sure....easy to make, easy to take along, taste wonderful to young and old alike. I have enjoyed it for years, and have never been disapointed with the results. We like it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream to guild the lilly."

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Holmescsh
Reviewed Jun. 19, 2011

"Also need 3 hours on low, not 2 hours."

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Holmescsh
Reviewed Jun. 19, 2011

"slow cooker dump cake is a great idea, however the recipe needs revision. Use a 3 quart slow cooker and 2 cans of pie filling for 1 standard cake mix and 1 stick of butter. Cherry pie filling and chocolate fudge cake are our favorite."

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Sprowl
Reviewed May. 18, 2011

"I made this many times after it was published in 1999. The original recipe did not suggest a 1 1/2 qt slow cooker so I cooked it in a 3 qt. Very good recipe!"

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Sprowl
Reviewed May. 18, 2011

"I made this many times after it was published in 1999. The original recipe did not suggest a 1 1/2 qt slow cooker so I cooked it in a 3 qt. Very good recipe!"

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tramar
Reviewed Mar. 2, 2011 Edited Oct. 18, 2013

"Update to my review-Yes I would also use 2 cans pie filing.

I also tried making a "savory" topping by combining half a box of cake mix with an equal amount of baking biscuit mix. We like this version even better since it reduces the sweetness."

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tramar
Reviewed Feb. 26, 2011 Edited Oct. 18, 2013

"Have never made this "cobbler" in the crock pot but it comes out great baked in the oven. I use a 13x9x2 baking dish at 350 for 30 minutes or until bubbly. I've used several different flavors of pie filling and cake mixes and they all come out with equal success. You can reduce the amount of butter to cut back on the fat and calories also. This is such a comforting dessert to warm the soul."

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mmohler
Reviewed Feb. 8, 2011

"I would make this recipe again - BUT not in the crockpot! It never did set up right, and I ended up taking the crock out and putting it in the oven at 350 for over 20 minutes to get it to crisp up. That was AFTER it had been a good 3 hours in the slow cooker as directed. I was easy and yummy otherwise - but just doing it in the oven in the first place would have been better."

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forevertrust
Reviewed Nov. 28, 2010

"I made this with cherry pie filling this weekend for a family gathering, and had at least 4 people ask me for the recipe, one of my nieces had five helpings, and it has been requested for the family Christmas party! I made it in my 6 qt. crockpot with 4 cans pie filling, 2 boxes cake mix, and 1 stick butter."

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maryk043@gmail.com
Reviewed May. 8, 2010

"Have made this several times, but I use a 3qt slow cooker. 1 1/2 is toooo small. I like it best with No Added Sugar Apple Pie Filling, Spice Cake Mix, and 1 stick unsalted butter ubt its also good with cherry or blueberry pie filing and yellow cake mix. Top with vanilla ice cream, or Cool Whip. Yummy!!"

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susied1175
Reviewed Oct. 6, 2009

"Fantastic Recipe! I made mine with peach pie filling. Would definitely use 2 cans next time though. Also used glazed walnuts (glazed with butter, brown sugar & maple syrup)."

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leegirl
Reviewed May. 27, 2009

"I think the portion sizes are small because the dessert is rich.I served 8 alduts and 2 children with leftovers for the next day. I used a 9x13 pan. I had to guess on the baking time but just left it in the oven until it was brown.I also used two cans of cheery pie filling. I felt like one can was just not enough.I made this dessert again this past week end for my family.They loved it. I served it hot with ice cream.I like this dessert because you can have on hand all of the ingredients. I am called on all the time to make a dessert and having everything in my pantry makes this an easy dish to make on a short notice. Hope this info helps. "

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PatLongCA
Reviewed May. 23, 2009

"10-12 servings out of a 1 1/2 quart slow cooker ... why does this look wrong to me? When this is baked in the oven what size pan did you use?"

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leegirl
Reviewed May. 14, 2009

"I tried this recipe and really liked it.It was fast and easy. I baked mine in the oven on 350 until it was brown and bubbly. I will use two cans of cherry pie filling next time I make this dessert."

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pmhendrson33
Reviewed May. 14, 2009

"Re: Minister's Delight

I would like to try the oven method, but plytmkutr did not put the oven setting please advise I hate finding a good receipe but information missing.
PMH"

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deb1443
Reviewed May. 14, 2009

"Love this recipe. It's fast, easy, and tasty. I use 2 cans of the pie filling as one is never enough."

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RUSHLOME
Reviewed May. 6, 2009

"This was a great recipe...I did apple pie filling with the cake mix - I think I'll try chocolate cake mix with cherry pie filling to make a Black Forest. Thanks for the recipe!"

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carlaw
Reviewed May. 5, 2009

"This recipe is prepared in a slow cooker, not an oven."

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kruke
Reviewed May. 5, 2009

"it seems like a lot of topping for one can of pie filling..."

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pmhendrson33
Reviewed May. 5, 2009

"Ok, how long do you bake it in the oven?? You do not say. Please advise. pmhendrson33@hotmail.com"

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plytmkutr
Reviewed May. 4, 2009

"This is particularly good made with caramel cake mix and apple pie filling and baked in the oven."

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JudyJudyJudy007
Reviewed May. 4, 2009

"This is great served warm over ice cream!"

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brnidgirl9893@yahoo.com
Reviewed May. 4, 2009

"The Girl Scouts have a similar recipe. The dessert is cooked over a campfire and in a dutch oven or a buddy burner."

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abrown1019
Reviewed May. 4, 2009

"I make this all of the time in the oven. Just bake until the crust is nice and brown and the filling bubbly. Also, I don't mix the butter and cake mix - just pour the melted butter over the cake mix covering as much as possible."

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granmommak
Reviewed May. 4, 2009

"RE :minister's delight ( olemare )

9x13 will work.. aboout 30 minutes in 350 oven"

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olemare
Reviewed May. 4, 2009

"If you don't have a crockpot what else could you use for this recipe,,would a 9 x 2 x 13 work? and how long would you bake it..Just a thought"

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Sprowl
Reviewed Feb. 21, 2009

"The recipe in the quick cooking magazine didn't say what size crockpot. I used a 4 qt. It takes less time. I too used a paper towel under lid. Great recipe. It was in the July 1999 magazine on page 45."

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Teeroi
Reviewed Sep. 27, 2008

"This is yummy but it took 4.5 hours on low in my crockpot. Also, I recommend putting a towel under the lid to absorb some of the moisture and make the crust crisper."

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