3 Amazing Slow Cooker Desserts

Kathryn Vera
Molten Chocolate Cake
Molten Chocolate Cake

When it comes to the use of slow cookers, the sky is the limit -- in fact, they work well for making dessert. Crock Pot desserts can often be made while doing other things in the kitchen or around the house, may be prepared with less butter or oil, and are less likely to burn due to the lower cooking temperatures. Try these tasty slow cooker desserts, which are sure to become family favorites!

Molten Chocolate Cake

A perfect dessert for the chocolate lover in your family. Serves 4.

Ingredients

  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 tablespoon instant coffee granules
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Whipped cream, optional
  • Fresh berries (raspberries, preferably), optional

Directions

  1. Set slow cooker to low heat.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat butter, eggs, sugar, and vanilla until light and fluffy.
  3. Carefully mix flour, cocoa, coffee granules, and salt into butter mixture until thoroughly combined.
  4. Transfer batter to a slow cooker.
  5. Cover slow cooker and cook for 2.5 to 3 hours, or until a toothpick comes out with moist crumbs.
  6. Serve with whipped cream and fresh berries if desired.

Cranberry Stuffed Apples

Get the flavors of fall with this easy, tasty recipe. Serves 5.

Ingredients

  • Baked Cranberry Apples
    Cranberry Stuffed Apples
    5 medium tart apples
  • 1/3 cup fresh or frozen cranberries, chopped (if frozen, should be thawed before use in the recipe)
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Whipped cream or vanilla ice cream, if desired

Directions

  1. Set slow cooker to low heat.
  2. Core apples, and place in slow cooker.
  3. Combine cranberries, brown sugar, walnuts, cinnamon, and nutmeg, spoon into apples.
  4. Cook apples for four to five hours or until tender.
  5. Top apples with whipped cream or ice cream if desired.

Poached Pears

These pears are as lovely as they are delicious. Serves 4.

Ingredients

  • Poached Pears
    Poached Pears
    1 1/2 cups dry red wine
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons dried cherries
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 whole star anise
  • 1 dried Sichuan peppercorn, optional
  • 4 ripe pears, preferably Bosc due to their texture
  • Whipped cream or melted chocolate, if desired

Directions

  1. Set slow cooker to low heat.
  2. Peel and core pears, and place in slow cooker.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine wine, brown sugar, cherries, cinnamon, star anise, and peppercorn, if desired.
  4. Pour wine mixture over pears.
  5. Cook pears for 4 to 5 hours, or until almost tender.
  6. Serve pears with a spoonful of cooking liquid, and top with whipped cream or melted chocolate, if desired.

Pass the Dessert

Nothing ends a perfect meal like a tasty dessert. Fortunately, these Crock Pot recipes can be prepared in a matter of minutes, and are flavorful enough to keep you coming back for more!

3 Amazing Slow Cooker Desserts