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Crock Pot and Slow Cooker Desserts

Winter is going to be here very soon. In my house that’s the time to break out the crock pot for some savory stews and roasts. What I’ve never done is use my crockpot for desserts. Here are a couple recipes that look amazing and super easy for anyone to try.

Crock Pot Deserts

Crockpot Applesauce

10 apples, peeled and roughly chopped
1/4 cup water
1/8 cup sugar
½ tsp cinnamon
Pinch of nutmeg
Pinch of salt

Add all ingredients to crockpot, cover & cook on HIGH for 5 hours. Turn off crockpot, uncover & mash with potato masher until desired texture. If you prefer smoother applesauce transfer to food processor or blender. Ready to eat warm with ice cream or whipped cream or chilled for a sweet snack.

Crockpot Blueberry Cobbler
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup sugar, divided
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 pinch salt
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp nutmeg
1 egg, lightly beaten
½ tsp vanilla extract
1 TBLS milk
1 TBLS vegetable or canola oil
2 cups fresh blueberries
1/4 cup water
Cooking spray for coating crock pot

In a large bowl, combine flour, 6 tbls sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, & nutmeg. In a separate bowl, mix egg, vanilla, milk and oil. Blend the egg mixture into the dry ingredients until just moistened. Coat the crockpot with cooking spray and evenly spread the batter on the bottom.

In medium saucepan, combine blueberrries, water & remaining sugar, bring to a boil and remove from heat, let set for 5 minutes. Pour blueberry mixture on top of batter & cook on HIGH for 2 hours. At the end of 2 hours, turn off crockpot, uncover and let cobbler set for 30 minutes before serving. Serve with fresh whipped cream or ice cream.

Crockpot Decadent Chocolate Pudding Cake
1 box chocolate devil’s food cake mix
1 box instant chocolate fudge pudding mix
2 cups sour cream (do not use fat free)
4 eggs
1 cup water, room temperature
1 cup canola oil
16oz semi-sweet chocolate chips

In mixing bowl, combine dry cake mix, dry pudding mix, sour cream, eggs, water and oil; beat until mixture is smooth and thick. Stir in chocolate chips.

Coat crock pot with cooking spray; pour batter into bottom of bowl. Cover and cook on LOW 5 to 6 hours, center should be just set. A toothpick inserted near center should come out with moist crumbs when done. Serve warm with whipped cream or ice cream of choice.