Different types of Crock-Pot® or slow cooker desserts include cakes, fruit cobblers, and puddings. Chocolate is a popular ingredient used for many slow cooker desserts, including candies and fondue. For making fondue, chocolate liqueur is often added. This type of dessert is generally used as a dipping sauce for fruit or sweets. Hot caramel apples prepared in a slow cooker are a popular autumn treat. This dessert is made with red apples, caramel sauce, and cinnamon.
Chocolate cluster candies are a favorite slow cooker dessert. These treats are made with various types of chocolate and chopped nuts. Peanuts are often used for making chocolate cluster slow cooker desserts, although chopped walnuts or pecans may also be used. Cluster candies typically take at least an hour to cook in a slow cooker or Crock-Pot® and will require frequent stirring to prevent the mixture from sticking to the pot.
Various types of fruit cobblers are popular slow cooker desserts that are generally easy to prepare. A few popular choices include peach cobbler and cherry cobbler. Mixed berry cobbler is another favorite that may be prepared with blueberries, strawberries, and raspberries. Other ingredients used for making slow cooker cobbler desserts include flour, eggs, and milk. Crock-Pot® cobbler desserts generally take a few hours to cook.
Other slow cooker desserts made with fresh fruit include glazed pears. A maple or caramel sauce may be used for the glaze. Recipes for this glazed pear dessert can be found online.
Although it is not considered a traditional method, cake may also be prepared in a slow cooker. Due to the fact that Crock-Pot® cake is not baked in a traditional pan, it is typically served pudding style, rather than sliced into pieces. This type of cake is best served warm.
One of the most popular slow cooker desserts is bread pudding. For this recipe, day-old bread or cinnamon rolls may be used. Cinnamon rolls, however, should not have icing. Additional ingredients, such as vanilla extract, nutmeg, and raisins are typically used for making Crock-Pot® bread pudding. It's best to use a low setting for preparing bread pudding in a slow cooker, and allow at least three hours to complete cooking.
A popular slow cooker dessert for Thanksgiving dinner is pumpkin pie pudding. The taste and texture is very similar to traditional pumpkin pie, minus the crust. The slow cooking method of preparing pumpkin pie pudding enhances the flavor and aroma.