Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Cherry Surprise

My dad loves cherries, but I hate preparing (or buying) a cherry pie. This slow cooker recipe surprised me with how EASY a cherry dessert could be! The only thing you have to do is open a can and a for me. If you are serving more than 6 people, you may want to add another can of pie filling.

  • can of cherry pie filling (21 oz)
  • 1 package of yellow cake mix
  • 1/2 cup butter (melted)
  • 1/3 cup of walnuts (optional)
  1. Grease the slow cooker (a 4 quart one works great) or put a crock pot liner to save clean up time (I just bought my first box of them!).
  2. Add cherry pie filling to slow cooker.
  3. Mix dry cake mix and butter (to make a crumbly mixture)-if time is a problem, I have just dumped the cake mix in and topped with butter.
  4. Sprinkle over pie filling.
  5. Add walnuts on top if desired.
  6. Cover and cook on high for 2 hours on high or 4 hours on low.
  7. Serve with ice cream.
Note: A coworker of mine makes a similar dessert, and she adds a 16 ounce can of crushed pineapple and juice to the bottom of the slow cooker then adds the rest of the ingredients. It is a delicious modification.

Difficulty: Super easy
Time: Less than 5 minute prep
Source: adapted from my godmother

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