Minister's Delight Recipe
- 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
- 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.
1 each: 304 calories, 12g fat (6g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 357mg sodium, 48g carbohydrate (31g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.
Reviews for Minister's Delight
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"Also need 3 hours on low, not 2 hours."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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!!"
"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)."
"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. "
"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?"
"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."
"Re: Minister's DelightI 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"
"Love this recipe. It's fast, easy, and tasty. I use 2 cans of the pie filling as one is never enough."
"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!"
"This recipe is prepared in a slow cooker, not an oven."
"it seems like a lot of topping for one can of pie filling..."
"Ok, how long do you bake it in the oven?? You do not say. Please advise. email@example.com"
"This is particularly good made with caramel cake mix and apple pie filling and baked in the oven."
"This is great served warm over ice cream!"
"The Girl Scouts have a similar recipe. The dessert is cooked over a campfire and in a dutch oven or a buddy burner."
"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."
"RE :minister's delight ( olemare )9x13 will work.. aboout 30 minutes in 350 oven"
"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"
"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."
"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."