15 Easy Slow Cooker Desserts

Your slow cooker really can do it all

Creamy Slow Cooker Rice Pudding

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Yes, you can use a slow cooker to make dessert! The crockpot makes baking a little easier on the home cook and it's especially convenient when your oven is busy. You can assemble ingredients in the slow cooker, set it, and come back hours later to a delicious, homemade treat. From luscious cakes to bread puddings to fruit crisps and more, these easy slow cooker sweets are sure to become some of your favorite home baking recipes.

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    Slow Cooker Pumpkin Pudding

    Pumpkin pudding


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    Do you love the warming flavors and aromas of pumpkin pie? This slow cooker pumpkin pudding tastes just like the classic fall treat, minus the crust. Pumpkin pie spice and vanilla extract add extra depth to this soothing dessert that's ideal for enjoying on cooler days.

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    Slow Cooker Chocolate Pudding Cake

    Chocolate Pudding Cake

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    This scrumptious slow cooker chocolate pudding cake is super easy to make, using packaged cake mix and instant cocoa pudding. It's an ultra-rich treat that tastes wonderful served warm and welcomes a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream on top.

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    Crock Pot Caramel Pecan Sticky Buns

    Crock pot caramel sticky buns recipe

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    Crock pot caramel pecan sticky buns make a classic, comforting dessert, or a special holiday breakfast. Store-bought biscuit dough is another time-saving secret—the rolls are coated with butter, spiced brown sugar, and nuts, then "baked" to perfection in the slow cooker.

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    Slow Cooker Peach Dump Cake

    Crock Pot Peach Dump Cake

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    What's not to adore about a slow cooker peach dump cake? You toss all the ingredients—including packaged cake mix—straight into your crockpot and a few hours later, you'll be ready to serve a nearly effortless treat. Frozen peaches work well in this recipe, making it a great way to savor a bit of summer any time of year.

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    Creamy Slow Cooker Rice Pudding

    Creamy Slow Cooker Rice Pudding

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    This easy creamy slow cooker rice pudding is so simple to throw together, you can even get your kids to do it by themselves. The combination of vanilla and cinnamon give this creamy treat a warm and homey flavor that dinner guests of all ages will love.

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    Crock Pot Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp

    Strawberry rhubarb crisp


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    Delightfully sweet and tart, strawberry rhubarb crisp is a lovely addition to any springtime meal. It's a snap to put together in the slow cooker, with a mouthwatering mixture of diced fruit, oats, spices, brown sugar, and butter. Enjoy this crock pot strawberry rhubarb crisp served warm with whipped cream or ice cream on top.

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    Crockpot Chocolate Fondue

    Chocolate Fondue
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    Luxurious crockpot chocolate fondue is much easier to make than you think, especially if you have access to a slow cooker. Three types of chocolate combine with sugar, evaporated milk, and vanilla extract in this six-ingredient recipe. Earn rave reviews from your guests when you serve the rich fondue with marshmallows, fresh fruit, donut holes, and other treats for dipping.

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    Slow Cooker Fruit Compote With Cinnamon

    Warm Slow Cooker Fruit Compote

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    One batch of this slow cooker fruit compote with cinnamon can go a long way. While you can dig right into it as a simple breakfast, why not enjoy it with a whipped topping, some toasted nuts, and coconut for a tasty dessert? This recipe is made with peaches, cherries, pears, and apricots, but includes suggestions for variations for other fruits.

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    Slow Cooker Banana Raisin Bread Pudding

    Raisin bread pudding


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    Looking for a classic baked dessert that reminds you of the good old days? Try a comforting banana raisin bread pudding like the one grandma used to make it. It calls for a modern twist though, using a slow cooker to make the cooking easier. This slow cooker banana raisin bread pudding a great dessert for cold winter days.

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    Crock Pot Baked Custard Recipe

    Baked custard


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    This genius variation of crock pot baked egg custard is just as satisfying and delicious as the classic dessert, since it simply skips the oven and puts your slow cooker to good use.

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    Crock Pot Baked Apples

    Crockpot baked apples

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    These wonderful-smelling crock pot baked apples require only a handful of ingredients and take just a few minutes to prep. Then, they cook hands-free in the slow cooker until you're ready to serve. Enjoy them alone or as a special warm topping for vanilla ice cream.

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    Slow Cooker Apple Crisp Dessert

    Apple crisp


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    Fill your kitchen with the heavenly aroma of baked apples and cinnamon when you make this slow cooker apple crisp dessert. Tender, sweet baked fruit with a classic crumble topping—and optional whipped cream or ice cream or caramel sauce on top—is so comforting on a cool fall day.

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    Crock Pot Caramel Apples

    Caramel apples


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    For a batch of these three-ingredient caramel apples, all you have to do is melt store-bought caramels in the crockpot to create a dipping sauce for apples. The crock pot caramel apples recipe includes tips and ideas for crunchy coatings that will take your fall treats to the next level of flavor and fun.

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    Slow Cooker Pecan Praline Cheesecake

    Pecan Praline Cheesecake

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    Can you really make cheesecake in your crockpot? You bet! This scrumptious slow cooker pecan praline cheesecake is incredibly easy to prepare. Cooking the cheesecake low and slow gets it to the ultra moist and creamy texture you know and love. It's a decadent dessert you can serve proudly at Sunday dinner, or bring to potluck events.

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    Slow Cooker Christmas Fruitcake

    Crockpot steamed fruitcake recipe

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    You can use your slow cooker to make a classic Christmas fruitcake that's perfect for gifting or enjoying at home this holiday season. Traditional steamed fruitcake is much easier to prepare than you would imagine in a slow cooker—just combine packaged yellow cake mix, spices, and an abundance of dried fruits and nuts and let it cook and you'll have this delicious slow cooker Christmas fruitcake.