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Slow cooker desserts... 
Jun. 25, 2013 10:16 pm 
Updated: Jul. 7, 2013 8:10 am
While we enjoyed the Amazing Slow Cooker Chocolate Cake, I've been on such a sugar buzz that I've not been able to choose what dessert 2 may be...  I just finished perusing addtional recipes from some alternate sites.   Some call for boxed mixes (but not ALL recipes.) I really don't know that I want to travel down that road...  If you know me at all, you already know that I prefer from scratch.

Here's a list of the recipes that I've found so far. If you wish to assist in choosing my next dessert, please join in the fun!
Crock Pot Cobbler - and recommended by gammaray
Slow Cooker Gingerbread with dried Cherries,
Slow Cooker White Chocolate Raspberry and Cream Cake -
Slow Cooker Strawberry Cheesecake for Two -
Slow Cooker Fudgy S'more Cake -
Slow Cooker White Chocolate Bread Pudding -
Slow Cooker Pumpkin-Apple Dessert -
Ginger-Orange Cheesecake -
Dutch Apple Pudding Cake -
Orange-Caramel Pudding Cake -
Crustless Lemony Cheesecake -
Apple Betty with Almond Cream - 

I'm also open to you suggesting links of desserts that I might enjoy, but word of warning, tapioca and rice puddings are OUT.  Bread Puddings are "iffy."  Too much chocolate and my eyes may change color -  lol

Now, I'll tell you up front, that as I went to the grocery today, and as I don't have all of the needed ingredients for all of these recipes (such as cream cheese) I will abide by the winning "vote," just it might take a few days to get to the store, let alone actuall make the dessert!  Once that dessert is made, I will report on it regarding overall flavor, and was I able to follow the directions, or did I have to adjust cooking time, etc. 

On a different note, it goes without saying, that summer is HERE, in Phoenix...  The weather folk are predicting 117 by the end of this week...  (ugh...!)  Perhaps it's time to put away the bbq for the remainder of the hot spell, and choose to cook inside!  I do have two large slow cookers, so while one is housing a dessert, the other could be bubbling away with a dinner meal.  I'm also getting more into using the "convection" setting on the toaster oven, which allows either shorter cook time, or lower cook temperature.  Either I guess would be appreciated in the heat of the afternoon!  I may complain about my kitchen being located in the middle of the house (surrounded by interior spaces,) but my dear friend Denise has a kitchen that faces the west.  She loves watching the sun set each day... but can't stand to cook between noon and about 7pm now!  Direct sun shining through 50yr old windows is not conducive to heating up the room any more than it already is! 

Well, there you have it... I still plan on continuing through the summer with the slow cooker desserts!  The first was so rich, that the smallest piece of cake was all that I could deal with in any single sitting...

Be well, be crazy!
Jun. 26, 2013 2:06 am
Good Morning Stevie, getting nice and warm for you out there now. We have had pretty nice weather lately, though it is supposed to rain for the next 3 days. I don't have a sweet tooth, but I would go with Crock Pot Cobbler by gammaray. You have fun trying out all these recipes. Have a great day.
Jun. 26, 2013 6:44 am
gammaray knows her desserts, so I vote for that one but that ginger-orange cheesecake sounds good too! can't wait to see what you come up with!
Jun. 26, 2013 7:29 am
Hello, Stevie! I vote for Crockpot Cobbler. I look forward to reading about your Crock Pot Adventures.
Jun. 26, 2013 7:41 am
Unlikely as it may be that I agree with her, I have to cast my vote with Cat! That Ginger Orange Cheesecake has to be a winner!
Jun. 26, 2013 10:12 am
manella, our summer rains should be coming soon... Sounds more "grandiose" than it really is, I feel! Couple days of drizzle at a time, maybe, but still, come August a day without sunshine is a RELIEF. (We do get some down right heavy storms btw.) Thanks for your vote! I'm glad that gammaray shared that she has cut the rec. down to make smaller amt. Be well, and enjoy that rain for me!
Jun. 26, 2013 10:16 am
Cat, shall I flip a coin for you? Come on... and pick ONE! The pic of that cheesecake is simply awesome, but then... Give a shout when you think about it for a bit! Be well!
Jun. 26, 2013 10:20 am
Lela, hope all is well, and one more for cobbler... Can I pick the fruit?
Jun. 26, 2013 10:24 am
Mike, thanks for your choice! How's the weather your way? I hear that mom may be moved to Houston to be near my (older) sis... Will give you a shout if I'm going to be out that way in the meantime.... Be well!
Jun. 26, 2013 11:44 am
I vote for the crock pot cobbler also. My section of AZ is now going into the 100's also. DH likes to have dinner around 6 p.m.-I use the microwave as much as I can-I have an east facing kitchen, but only have fans as the A/C is way too expensive to use. We love sweets here, but I don't do much baking when it's hot. Might have to go the CP route, also.
Jun. 26, 2013 2:11 pm
ginger orange cheesecake sounds good to me. It has been hot and very muggy here, rain, rain, rain day and night for the last five days. I'm from Illinois, Wisconsin not far from me. I have a very small kitchen, the porch and garage take care of any sunlight which I could use more of but of course not the heat. Must say I use the AC when I want to turn the oven on. I have a gas stove so I don't use much gas but of course my electric bill is high all summer. You are quite an adventurous cook which is good. I like that. Keep up the adventure.
Jun. 26, 2013 2:35 pm
Ooops, Cat and Mike have differences of opinion about more than fruitcake?? I would be torn between the lemony cheesecake and the ginger orange cheesecake. I do all may summer baking late at night or very early in the a.m. I love the heat but the ingredients work better when it is cooler.
Jun. 26, 2013 4:25 pm
goodeats, despite the outside temp, we're still using the MasterCool (TM) evap... LOVE that thing, first change I made to this house when we moved in 18yrs ago! (Guess it's served well, but needs a little work - getting a bit of rust.) Per the Micro, I guess I have a 25yr phobia of cooking meat in it, unless it's a casserole... Funny, what/how we learn to cook! Guess I'd use slow cooker first. One more for cobbler....
Jun. 26, 2013 4:32 pm
GOLDENS, I got out of that muggy undesireable weather in 1980... Raised MI, moved to England (cold/damp yuck!) eventually out here... If humidity is high, I can't BREATHE, believe it or not! Thanks for the "compliment" that I'm adventurous! (no animal testicles, however - have to draw the line somewhere! lol) A vote for cheesecake! Be well!
Jun. 26, 2013 4:39 pm
BigShotsMom, not sure that Cat and Mike are actually in dissagreement... Cat "went" for cobbler first, but "qualified" with "cheesecake sounds good too." So far, she's down as an "iffy." You know that I've a lemon tree... no fruit now, but lots of juice in the freezer... Care to choose lemon or orange? Be well friend!
Jun. 27, 2013 8:46 am
Since it's just me & my son now, the strawberry cheesecake for two sounds interesting. I would hate to have to eat leftover cheesecake if it were larger!! Lol!!
Jun. 27, 2013 10:41 am
mimi, that would be a shame, wouldn't it? HMMMM... cheesecake for breakfast (with tea or coffee...) I'm just not nuts over strawberry stuff (love the berries, but not so much "the stuff.") Could change the fruit tho, couldn't I? Be well, and thanks for joining in!
Jun. 27, 2013 12:16 pm
Steve, I'm guessing you're trying to limit your choices to slow cooker desserts BUT, you said the magic words -- Bread Pudding, so I just have to throw my 2 cents in. I have long been enchanted with bread puddings but to date, have been less than enthused with the results I've achieved until very recently. The change up came when I made a bread pudding from my new Epicurious cookbook called Vermont Maple Bread Pudding and yes, th recipe is readily available at their website. It was extraordinarily good, everything I've ever hoped a bread pudding would be! Could you make it in a slow cooker? Maybe, hmmmm
Jun. 27, 2013 1:49 pm
Raedwulf, thanks for your thoughts. Yes, the "topic" is indeed slow cooker desserts. I love anything Maple flavored - only syrup in this house! lol. Have you made Capirotada? Sis sent a rec she picked up at a fav restaurant in Houston. DECADENCE in a bowl! lol... I'll look up your Vermont Maple Bread Pudding, for sure!
Jun. 29, 2013 11:51 pm
Jun. 30, 2013 7:29 pm
Nerd... "welcome?" doesn't matter what for, I guess! Be well!
Jul. 2, 2013 7:15 am
I just looked up the recipe for Ginger Orange cheesecake. Mmmmmm- looks divine! I am searching for a gluten free dessert for an upcoming party- and this looks easy to adapt.
Jul. 7, 2013 8:10 am
Stevie, you are always welcome here- even if you don't have a mission!
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Started cooking many years ago, and learned as I went. First meal may have been "steak & chips" at age 15, in Birmingham England, where I lived for several years. Mostly grew up in MI, transplanted to the desert 30yrs ago, or so. Favorite cookbook is "Better Homes", also enjoy "Great British Cooking, a well kept secret." Hesitate to call myself "expert," but friends do rave...
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Italian has been my "specialty" for some time, and my "signature" meal is Lasagne, salad, garlic bread, which I first made 20yrs ago... from SCRATCH, very first time I made it. (Never again, folks...) Now start with a big jar of sauce!
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Thanks to my heritage, I have enjoyed trying foods from different cultures. We still have beer battered fish, and chips of course; ground meat dishes often, chicken occasionally, pork too. I would love to submit a bean dip recipe, however, my ex who gave me the original has passed, and I have no way to verify that it didn't come from another source! I also enjoy British cooking (with a few yankee twists) and once made Plum puddings, also known as Christmas puddings, as far as I know... what an ordeal that was, but well worth the effort. Today, there is mail order!
My cooking triumphs
Greatest triumph was not too long ago, when I held a sit down dinner for 12, Lasagne being the entree. It was a fund raiser I chose to sponsor, and am proud to say that "we" raised over $1000 from that meal alone, minimum donation being $25. All proceeds collected were donated; my partner and I provided the meal and beverages.
My cooking tragedies
MEATLOAF of all things! Went through a stage of "winging" it each time, and I pulled one after another out of the oven that were almost unedible. As yet, not too big on baking... no sweet tooth here! Have dabbled, but find doughs/pastries especially difficult, perhaps as it's 90 degrees in my kitchen much of the year.
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