If you have an old crockpot gathering dust in the back of the cupboard, it is time to dust it off and get excited about slow cooking again. Perhaps you have used your slow cooker once or twice to make classic slow cooker recipes like soup or casserole, but did you know that you can make desserts in the crockpot too?
You can make all kinds of desserts in there, in fact, including rice pudding, bread pudding, and cobbler recipes and even dump cake. Dump cake might not have an attractive name but it is an incredibly attractive recipe because it just involves “dumping” all the ingredients into the slow cooker, giving them a stir and leaving the mixture to cook by itself all day. The end result is a delicious and perfectly flavored dessert which is so easy.
Other Crockpot Dessert Ideas
You might want to make a crockpot dessert and a sauce on the stove to go with it. While the dessert finishes cooking you will have plenty of time to make a tasty homemade sauce (or drive to the store to buy some ice cream or whipped cream!)
How about trying a crockpot fruit crisp recipe? This is so simple. You just need to chop some fruit and add it to the crockpot. Sprinkle over some oats, sugar, flour, melted butter and spices and cook until the fruit is hot and bubbly. This is wonderful with ice cream.
Recipes like these are ideal if you have a busy day lined up, because they mean dessert is one less thing to think about. Simply start it off in the morning and it will take care of itself, leaving your time free to focus on other things.
Recipe for Sweet Potato Cobbler
This southern style dessert recipe serves six people and it tastes so good. The combination of sweet potatoes, nuts, orange, sugar, eggs, flour and more results in a really mouthwatering dessert. Serve it alone or with a dollop of vanilla ice cream, orange sorbet or whipped cream.
What you will need:
18 oz canned sweet potatoes
1 tablespoon orange juice
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons melted butter
2 tablespoons flour
2 beaten eggs
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
2 tablespoons white sugar
1/2 cup evaporated milk
How to make it:
Drain and mash the canned sweet potatoes with the white sugar, 2 tablespoons of the brown sugar and 1/4 cup of the butter. Beat in the evaporated milk, eggs and orange juice. Lightly butter the slow cooker and transfer the sweet potato mixture to it.
Mix the flour, pecans and the remaining brown sugar and butter. Spread this mixture over the top of the sweet potato mixture. Cover the crockpot and cook for about 3 and a half hours on high. Serve hot.