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Slow-Cooker Cherry Pear Buckle

1 review

I added pears to my cherry cobbler recipe to create this delightful slow-cooked buckle. You could also add fresh summer plums and berries to your cherries. You'll love this old-fashioned and pretty dessert. —Mary Anne Thygesen, Portland, Oregon

Slow-Cooker Rice Porridge

1 review

We Italians have a soft spot for our rice dishes. Whether it's risotto or rice pudding, it's all good. This...


Cranberry-Almond Cornmeal Cake

This warm, comforting slow cooker dessert is guaranteed to ward off the wintertime blues. Top with a scoop of simple...


Caramel Pecan Pumpkin Cake

1 review

Use your slow cooker as a cake maker for a seriously yummy dessert that is easy enough for any weekday...


Crunchy Candy Clusters

9 reviews

These cereal and marshmallow clusters are so simple that I make them for the holidays each year, as my family...

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Amaretto Cherries with Dumplings

2 reviews

You can't beat the combination of almond flavor with cherries. These light and fluffy dumplings are heavenly. Topped with the...


Slow-Cooker Apple Pudding Cake

19 reviews

A satisfying dessert, pudding cake is a superb treat on a chilly night. It has three separate layers—apples, cake and...

Slow-Cooker Mixed Fruit & Pistachio Cake

This cake is easy to make on a lazy day and is a guaranteed delicious dessert that can be enjoyed...


Warm Cinnamon-Apple Topping

2 reviews

You'll quickly warm up to the old-fashioned taste of this cinnamon-apple topping. Spoon it over vanilla ice cream or slices...


Slow-Cooker Spiced Fruit

My late aunt who lived in Hawaii gave me this cherished recipe. She would prepare a traditional tropical meal for...


Slow-Cooker Tequila Poached Pears

It's an unusual dessert to make with tequila, but it is deliciously refreshing with fresh pears and mint. Bring out...

Bread Pudding with Bourbon Sauce

There's nothing better than this comforting bread pudding recipe on a cold, wintry day. The bourbon sauce makes the dessert...


Chocolate Peanut Drops

6 reviews

This is a recipe that I got from a friend, who got it from her sister, and between the three...


Gingerbread Pudding Cake

9 reviews

Super-moist cake gets all spiced up in this scrumptious slow-cooked dessert. If you want it a little sweeter, drizzle it...


Pink Grapefruit Cheesecake

1 review

Cheesecake from a slow cooker? It's true! I experimented a few times to turn this iconic dessert into a slow-cooker...


Easy Chocolate Clusters

2 reviews

You can use this simple recipe to make a big batch of chocolate candy without a lot of fuss. I've...

Chocolaty Peanut Clusters

27 reviews

I turn to my slow cooker to prepare these convenient chocolate treats. Making candies couldn't be any easier! —Pam Posey,...


Chocolate Espresso Lava Cake

3 reviews

When a chocolate craving hits, I whip up this cake my aunt inspired. It’s gooey and saucy but not crazy...


Burgundy Pears

These warm spiced pears elevate slow cooking to a new level of elegance, yet they're incredibly easy to make. Your...


Pumpkin Cranberry Bread Pudding

8 reviews

Savor your favorite fall flavors with this scrumptious bread pudding, served warm with a sweet vanilla sauce. Yum! —Judith Bucciarelli,...


Slow Cooker Fruit Compote

I use canned goods and my slow cooker to whip up an old-fashioned treat that’s loaded with sweet fruits. It...


Butterscotch Fruit Dip

If you like the sweetness of butterscotch chips, you'll enjoy this warm rum-flavored fruit dip. I serve it with apple...


Cinnamon Spiced Apples

2 reviews

If you’re feeling festive, scoop some vanilla ice cream over a bowl of these cinnamon spiced apples. They’re homey, aromatic...


Cranberry Stuffed Apples

3 reviews

Cinnamon, nutmeg and walnuts add a homey autumn flavor to these stuffed apples, while the slow cooker does most of...

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