Slow Cooker Cherry  Buckle Recipe
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Slow Cooker Cherry Buckle Recipe

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I saw this recipe on a cooking show and came up with my own version. When the enticing aroma of this down-home dessert drifts around the house, it's hard not to take a peek inside the slow cooker. For a decadent treat, top servings off with vanilla ice cream. —Sherri Melotik, Oak Creek, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 3 hours
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 3 hours
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) sliced pears, drained
  • 1 can (21 ounces) cherry pie filling
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 package yellow cake mix (regular size)
  • 1/4 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • Vanilla ice cream, optional

Nutritional Facts

651 calories: 1/2 cup (calculated without ice cream), 20g fat (11g saturated fat), 40mg cholesterol, 657mg sodium, 116g carbohydrate (79g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein .


  1. In a greased 5-qt. slow cooker, combine pears and pie filling; stir in extract. In a large bowl, combine cake mix, oats, almonds and brown sugar; stir in melted butter. Sprinkle over fruit.
  2. Cook, covered, on low 3-4 hours or until topping is golden brown. If desired, serve with ice cream. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Slow Cooker Cherry Buckle in Taste of Home Everyday Slow Cooker & One Dish Recipes Annual 2014, p87

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Reviewed Jul. 18, 2016

"The recipe sounded great until I opened it on the website. I try to stay away from mixes used in recipes and canned pie filling so I can control sugar content and ingredients in boxed mixes. Would love to find a recipe that started from scratch. Takes longer, but I know what I'm eating."

Reviewed Oct. 15, 2015

"Very easy to make and hubby and I love it ...with or without ice cream. Also delicious cold...Before dinner I made this with peaches this time instead of the hour to go and I'll find out if i like it as much. If you like Cherry will love this desert...and the crumbles are very good!!"

Reviewed Sep. 28, 2014

"It was easy and good, but it was also overly sweet. My family and our guests felt like it needed a little tartness. I think I might make it again but would add some lemon juice/zest? Possibly some dried sour cherries?"

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