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Slow-Cooker Pina Colada Bananas Foster

I took bananas Foster one step further and combined it with the flavors of my favorite tropical drink: a pina colada. Make sure you use underripe bananas, as their firm texture works best in this recipe. —Trisha Kruse, Eagle, Idaho

Indian Rice and Carrot Pudding

This Indian carrot pudding recipe is rich in flavor and very easy to prepare. —Daljeet Singh, Coral Springs, Florida


Fudgy Chocolate-Almond Slow-Cooker Brownies

When my oven broke before a potluck, I had to think of another way to make the brownies I had...


Pineapple RumChata Shortcakes

1 review

This deliciously different dessert is made in the slow cooker instead of in the oven. When done, add final touches...


Slow-Cooker Spumoni Cake

I created this spumoni cake for a holiday potluck one year. It has become my most requested dessert. If you...

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Slow-Cooker Berry Compote

This berry compote is an old recipe my grandma made when I was younger. She always added extra blueberries to...


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...

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

Think slow cooker as a cake-maker for some seriously yummy dessert that is easy enough for Sunday brunch and tasty...


Nutty Apple Streusel Dessert

9 reviews

Many people don't think of using a slow cooker to make dessert, but I like having this hot, scrumptious apple...

Cherry & Spice Rice Pudding

3 reviews

I live in Traverse City, the Cherry Capital of the World. What better way to celebrate our wonderful orchards than...


Slow-Cooker Hot Fudge Cake

53 reviews

A cake baked in a slow cooker may seem unusual, but after-dinner smiles prove how tasty it is. Sometimes, for...


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...


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,...


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...

Fudgy Peanut Butter Cake

22 reviews

I clipped this easy peanut butter cake recipe from a newspaper years ago. The house smells fantastic while it's slow...


Indulgent Coconut Rice Pudding

4 reviews

This slow-cooked winter comfort dessert is a healthier option for your family that doesn't sacrifice flavor. If you can't find...


Mom’s Hazelnut & Chocolate Bread Pudding

1 review

Mom combined her love of hazelnut spread and bread pudding into one delicious recipe. I adapted it for my slow...


Butterscotch Apple Crisp

7 reviews

This sweet treat is a cozy way to warm up winter nights. Sliced apples are sprinkled with a tasty topping...