Crockpot Dessert Recipes
Crockpot dessert recipes can free up your cooker for the main course. Practically anything that can be cooked in an oven or on your stove top can be made in a slow cooker.
Ramekins (small pottery dishes) can be used to cook individual servings for dishes such as baked custards.
Crockpot Dessert Recipes : Cakes
Cakes can either be baked directly in the crock, or in a flat bottomed cake tin which makes cleaning up easier. Ring tins with a central funnel help to distribute the heat evenly. It's easier to find cake tins to fit round slow cookers, and watertight tins are essential if cooking in a water bath.
Slow cookers are best suited to moist, fairly dense and rich cakes such as fruitcake. Sponges should be cooked at a high temperature for a short time and are better done in an oven.
can be made in a slow cooker, but only a few at a time. Again, the oven is best for these.
Cover cake with a lid of kitchen towels which help to absorb excess moisture. Don't use a cake tin lid or foil which will keep the moisture in.
Lining the crockpot with foil or greased paper will make it easier to get the cake out in one piece.
Slightly raise the lid of the crock pot with a matchstick, cocktail stick or something similar. Again, this is to allow excess moisture to escape.
Start cakes off at the high setting for a couple of hours, then see how they are doing by pushing a skewer into the mix. If it comes out clean, the cake's cooked.
Crockpot Dessert Recipes : Puddings
Crockpot Rice Pudding
What could be simpler than a crockpot rice pudding? Crock pot rice pudding takes five minutes to prepare and has a much smoother texture than if cooked in an oven.
A slow cooker is absolutely ideal for making steamed puddings. The moist cooking environment is perfect.
Steamed sponges, baked custards, creme brulee, rice pudding, and bread and butter pudding all work very well indeed.
Avoid aluminium pudding bowls when cooking fruit because the acid in the fruit will react with the metal.
Crockpot Dessert Recipes : Cobblers and Crumbles
Cobblers and crumbles could not be easier in a slow cooker. Raw fruit, sugar and a little water are placed in the crock pot and cooked for two to three hours on high. Cobbler topping should be put on the fruit at the start because it needs the whole cooking time.
Crumble topping should be added for an hour after the fruit is cooked.
Canned fruit only has to be cooked for about an hour on high.
Crockpot Dessert Recipes : Cheesecake
Cheesecakes from a slow cooker have a lovely texture. They should be cooked in a separate tin on a trivet or upturned plate with a little water in the bottom of the cooker for about two hours.
Again, as with cakes, they should be covered with several paper towels to absorb excess moisture. Make sure the paper towels are supported so they can't contact the cheesecake