Monday, October 22, 2012

Crock Pot Cranberry-Apple Cobbler

This is a GREAT crock pot dessert.  Even if you think you don't like cranberries - try it.  You won't regret it.  I am not a big cranberry fan.  I pass by on the cranberry sauce at Thanksgiving and Christmas.  I just have never really liked it.  I saw this recipe in my Southern Living: Slow-Cooker Cookbook many years ago and made it for company.  It was delicious!  I have usually been asked for the recipe when I have made it.  It's a great warm dessert and don't forget a scoop of ice cream.  Maybe add this to your dessert table at your next holiday!!  Best of all - it's made in your crock pot, so you can just make it and let it cook in your slow cooker and the wonderful smell will just envelope your home.  Who needs candles?!

Cranberry-Apple Cobbler (in the Crock Pot)

5 apples, peeled & sliced (I used Gala, the recipe called for Granny Smith)
2 cups fresh or frozen cranberries (I just poured in the whole bag you can find in the fruit section - I think it's a 16 ounce bag)
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons cornstarch
1/4 cup water
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup butter, softened
1/3 cup sugar
1 tablespoon milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 egg
vanilla ice cream for serving

Combine first 5 ingredients (apples, cranberries, brown sugar, tsp vanilla & cinnamon) in a greased 5-quart crock pot.  Whisk together cornstarch and 1/4 cup water until smooth and add to crock pot stirring well.  Cover and cook on high 1 1/2 hours.
When that time is almost up beat butter in a medium bowl until creamy.  Add sugar beating well.  Add milk, vanilla and egg, beating until blended.  Stir in flour, baking powder & salt.
Stir apple mixture.  Drop flour mixture about a tablespoon at a time over top of the apple mixture evenly.  Cover and turn crock pot to low and cook another 2 1/2 hours (or leave on high another 1 1/2 hours).  Serve warm with ice cream.  Will serve about 8 people.

It may not be real pretty... but it sure is good!!


  1. I like anything I can put in a crockpot haha. This looks like such a delicious fall dessert :)

    Meg @

  2. This sounds delicious and I love the Asian flavors and ingredients you have used here. This is the kind of meal my family loves. We'll be having it soon. I hope you have a great day. Blessings.
    Kelly Hubbard

  3. Thank you for sharing these awesome crock pot recipes. My family and I tend to eat the same thing every week due to the fact that both parents work full-time jobs and by the time baby is picked up from preschool we are all exhausted. These crock pot recipes give me a better idea of ways to incorporate new meals. The food will be done by the time we get home and not spending an hour trying to cook after we finally make it home from work.
    Paul Brown