Desserts from the Slow Cooker

From cakes and candy to fruit and fondue, slow cookers make preparing luscious desserts a snap.

  • Amaretti Cheesecake
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    Amaretti Cheesecake

    Cheesecake in a slow cooker is a brilliant idea for a heavenly fall dessert. Top with fresh raspberries to complete your sweet treat.

  • Tiramisu Bread Pudding
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    Tiramisu Bread Pudding

    Drizzled with a rich mascarpone sauce, this moist, coffee and Kahlúa-flavored bread pudding features the flavors of tiramisu, a favorite Italian dessert.

  • Tropical Bananas Foster
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    Tropical Bananas Foster

    Freshly sliced bananas and pineapple meet soft vanilla ice cream and a savory cinnamon-flavored sauce to give you one decadent dessert. Fresh fruit is always best, but for the sake of convenience, the precut variety works well too.

  • Brownie Pudding Cake
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    Brownie Pudding Cake

    Dutch process cocoa and bittersweet chocolate give this dessert - part cake and part pudding - its rich and decadent character. Top with light vanilla ice cream, if desired.

  • Brandied Plum-Vanilla Bread Pudding
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    Brandied Plum-Vanilla Bread Pudding

    Brandy-spiked dried plums bejewel this delicious vanilla-infused bread pudding, putting a decadent spin on comfort food.

  • Double Apple Cake
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    Double Apple Cake

    If you’re an apple lover, look no further for dessert than this tasty cake recipe. With only 1 to 1/2 hours in the slow cooker, this apple cake is the perfect, mouth-watering treat.

  • Vanilla Bean Baked Custard
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    Vanilla Bean Baked Custard

    This creamy custard is about as simply delicious as it gets. Using evaporated milk helps the custard stabilize and not curdle.

  • Spiced Poached Pears
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    Spiced Poached Pears

    This elegant but yummy sweet treat is a slow cooker sensation that is sure to be one of your all-time favorite desserts. Top with crème fraiche and cinnamon, if desired.

  • Angel Food Cake with Mixed Berry Compote
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    Angel Food Cake with Mixed Berry Compote

    Slow-cooked sauce made from three types of berries dresses up store-bought pound cake.
  • Rum-Rasin Arborio Pudding
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    Rum-Raisin Arborio Pudding

    Soaking the raisins in rum allows them to absorb the flavor and plump up before you stir them into the pudding.
  • Pineapple-Coconut Tapioca
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    Pineapple-Coconut Tapioca

    Small pearl tapioca combined with coconut milk and fresh pineapple makes a simple tropics-inspired treat. The key to success is using small pearl tapioca, not instant or minute tapioca. Fresh mango or papaya works equally well as a substitute for the fresh pineapple.
  • Fudgy Pudding Cake
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    Fudgy Pudding Cake

    Warm, gooey and chocolate are the words that best describe this sensational dessert made in a slow cooker! Ice cream is a favorite topping, but the cake stands by itself just as well.
  • Peppermint-Coated Pretzels
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    Peppermint-Coated Pretzels

    Low-and-slow cooking lends itself well to whipping up homemade candies, such as these festive coated pretzels. Since very little prep work is required, this recipe is a great way to get little ones involved in the kitchen.
  • Caramel Fondue
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    Caramel Fondue

    No fondue pot? No problem. Slow cookers are a great way to prepare fondue and keep it warm throughout the party. Just combine caramels and condensed milk and cook on LOW for 3 1/2 hours, then serve with apple slices and pound cake squares.
  • Walnut-Stuffed Slow-Cooked Apples
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    Walnut-Stuffed Slow-Cooked Apples

    Fill apples with a mixture of walnuts, brown sugar and currants, the drizzle with an apple cider glaze before serving.
  • Triple Chocolate-Covered Peanut Clusters
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    Triple Chocolate-Covered Peanut Clusters

    Satisfy your craving for sweet-and-savory treats with this super easy candy recipe. The combination of chocolate bark coating, semisweet chocolate morsels, and German chocolate baking squares will delight even the most demanding chocoholic!
  • Cinnamon-Raisin Bread Pudding
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    Cinnamon-Raisin Bread Pudding

    Bread pudding is to dessert what French toast is to breakfast: A delicious concoction that starts with bread soaked in eggs, milk, cream, butter, and sugar. This dish gets even richer flavor by calling for cinnamon-raisin bread instead of white, and features cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla, and chopped pecans as well.
  • Rocky Road Chocolate Cake
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    Rocky Road Chocolate Cake

    Chopped pecans, miniature marshmallows, and semisweet chocolate chips take plain chocolate cake from ordinary to extraordinary. This dessert is a great choice when you need a guaranteed crowd-pleaser.
  • Peaches 'n' Cream Tapioca
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    Peaches 'n' Cream Tapioca

    Savor the sweetness of fresh or frozen peaches with this easy 7-ingredient dessert. Fresh peaches will yield the best flavor, but there's no need to thaw frozen ones if you're making this out of season.
  • Mocha Pudding Cake
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    Mocha Pudding Cake

    Treat your family to this ooey-gooey cake featuring chocolate, coffee, cinnamon, and vanilla. Toasted pecans add savory crunch and make this an irresistible treat! Serve with a scoop of creamy vanilla ice cream.
  • Lemon Poppy-Seed Cake
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    Slow-Cooker Lemon Poppy-Seed Cake

    Try a no-fuss version of this classic sweet-and-tart flavor combination. A dusting of confectioner's sugar and a dollop of whipped cream complete the dish.
  • Cinnamon Apples
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    Cinnamon Apples

    The incredible smells wafting from your slow cooker while preparing these apples will make it hard to wait the full 6 hours to try a bite! The sweetened dried cranberries keep the dessert from being overwhelmingly sweet, while cinnamon and maple syrup lend plenty of autumn-inspired flavor.
  • Hot Fudge Spoon Cake
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    Hot Fudge Spoon Cake

    This rich fudge cake is meant to be so soft and gooey that you have to eat it with a spoon, just like would a hot fudge sundae.
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