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Crockpot Cooking: Slow Cooked Dessert Recipes

Updated on July 2, 2011

Warning, this hub contains dessert recipes that are guaranteed to raise your sugar level while satisfying a sweet tooth; so please enter at your own risk. Crockpot Cooking: Slow Cooked Dessert Recipes will ruin a healthy diet if one is not careful. Some of my regular readers are probably thinking; “Whaaaat?,” because I’m usually providing information on fitness, nutrition, supplements, weight loss tips, or something healthy.

Well! If an individual looks at preparing desserts at home verses restaurant takeout; I think one will still find it beneficial because you choose and control the ingredients mixed into the dessert. Needless to say, these dessert recipes cannot be served to a family everyday; however, there may be a special occasion that you would like to enjoy a quick and easy dessert in moderation.

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In last week’s hub, Crockpot Cooking: Baking Tips and Techniques I mentioned that the crock pot slow cooker could be used to make desserts.  Crockpots are more advanced than 20 years ago and has such accessories as cooking liners that assist in easier cleaning.  This means that now a sweet syrupy bananas foster can be prepared without having to throw away the stoneware afterwards.  So, sit back relax and explore some Crockpot Cooking: Slow Cooked Dessert Recipes while enjoying the weekend or week ahead.  

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Crockpot Cooking: Slow Cooked Dessert Recipes

The first is a dessert made with bananas that are mixed together with other ingredients cooked and then set a flame.  It makes for an awesome presentation; however, this same wonderful tasting dish can be prepared for your family without running the risk of burning the house down.  

Bananas Foster via the Stove

Syrupy Bananas Foster in a Crockpot

6 firm bananas peeled and cut into quarters

½ cup flaked coconut (optional)

½ tsp. cinnamon

¼ tsp. kosher salt

½ cup dark corn syrup

1/3 cup unsalted butter

1 tsp. lemon zest, grated

3 tbs. lemon juice

¼ cup rum

6 slices of pound cake about 1 to 2 inches thick

1 qt French vanilla ice cream, softened

Whipped cream and a cherry for garnish

Instructions -   Take bananas and coconut if using and place in a 2 to 4 quart crock-pot slow cooker.  In a bowl mix combine the cinnamon, salt, corn syrup, butter, lemon zest, lemon juice, and rum.  Pour over the bananas and coconut (if used) cover, and cook on low for 1 to 2 hours.  Once cooked place a slice of pound cake on a plate, a scoop of ice cream on top, ladle over the syrupy bananas foster, a dap of whipped cream, and a cherry.  And enjoy!

Alternatives - This dessert according to Wikipedia was created in 1951 by Paul Blangé at Brennan's Restaurant in New Orleans, Louisiana; named for Richard Foster, a friend of Owen Brennan.  Of course, there are several ways one can make this dessert and it can be made without so many calories through substitution.  For example, leave off the scoop of ice cream and save calories.

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Pineapple Upside Down Cake via the Oven

Easy Crockpot Pineapple Upside-down Cake

1 large can of pineapple chunks, natural juice reserved (about 15 oz)

1 package pound cake mix

8 maraschino cherries, halved

½ cup brown sugar

¼ cup butter

A sprig of mint (optional)

Whipped cream (optional)

Instructions - Prepare cake mix according to package directions, using pineapple juice for part of the liquid. Melt butter in a baking pan that has been sprayed with Pam or some other vegetable oil spray. Once melted stir in brown sugar and spread the mixture evenly into the baking pan. Add pineapples and cherries and then pour in cake batter and cover bake pan with aluminum foil. Place on a baking rake within the crock pot slower cooker; cover on high for 2 ½ to 3 ½ hours. Remove immediately after cooking and invert onto a plate and allow cooling down before serving. For fun, decorate with a few mint leaves and daps or whipped cream around the cake.

Alternative – One can alternate and use ringed pineapple instead of chunked; and can also whip up a cake batter from scratch if you prefer to do so. I like to place this cake on a plate large enough that I can decorate the plate with mint leaves and whipped cream instead of the cake. That way everyone has the option to add the extra calories or leave it alone.

Now to really raise one’s sugar level check out the two videos below...

Retty's Caramel Dream Pie w/ Heath Bar Topping

Betty’s Big Chocolate Chip Sundae Cookie Recipe

In Closing

While the above recipes are not low in calories, they are high on satisfying the tastebuds if you are a dessert lover. If weight is of concern or someone is on a special diet in the family, just keep in mind to eat in moderation, and that you control the choices of ingredients added. Plan to have such desserts on a day that you are scheduled to exercise or decrease the calories by creating a low-fat less sugar version.

O.k. it is time to officially wrap up and close the kitchen for Crockpot Cooking: Slow Cooked Desserts Recipes. I hope you’ve found this hub useful in providing some dessert recipes your family might enjoy. Remember there are recipes on the videos are different from the recipes I’ve given, therefore you might like to bookmark this hub for future reference.

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    • Hendrika profile image


      6 years ago from Pretoria, South Africa

      I like the pineapple up-side-down and will try it as soon as possible

    • Money Glitch profile imageAUTHOR

      Money Glitch 

      7 years ago from Texas

      Thx Ardie and frogyfish for stopping by and commenting. :)

    • frogyfish profile image


      7 years ago from Central United States of America

      I've never made crockpot desserts. Am bookmarking your hub to try it...with a little less sugar...but yummy!

      Thank you for sharing the easy sounding recipes!

    • Ardie profile image


      7 years ago from Neverland

      You had me at dessert - and kept me longer when you added crockpot :) Your recipe hubs will see plenty of traffic just from me alone. Especially the crockpot ones. I love food I can toss in and leave for hours.

    • mimoo profile image


      8 years ago

      the cake looks fun to make

    • Money Glitch profile imageAUTHOR

      Money Glitch 

      8 years ago from Texas

      Thanks for stopping by for a read. :)

    • Money Glitch profile imageAUTHOR

      Money Glitch 

      8 years ago from Texas

      I agree Donna, the liners are cool. My sister was the one that first discovered these and I've loved them every since. Thanks for stopping by and commenting. :)

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      Donna Wallace 

      8 years ago from North Carolina

      Wow! What great ideas for crockpot desserts. You had me when you talked about the crockpot liner making it much easier to clean the crockpot. The delicious desserts were bonus!

    • Money Glitch profile imageAUTHOR

      Money Glitch 

      8 years ago from Texas

      @oceansnsunsets - Thanks for stopping by and commenting and don't forget your desserts. :)

      @lngenria - Glad you stopped by, thanks. :)

    • Money Glitch profile imageAUTHOR

      Money Glitch 

      8 years ago from Texas

      @katiem2 -Thanks katiem so much for all your support. :)

      @Pamela - Hi Pam, the bananas foster one is a great one, hope you enjoy it! Thanks for stopping by. :)

    • Money Glitch profile imageAUTHOR

      Money Glitch 

      8 years ago from Texas

      @drbj - LOL! I sincerely hope that you can't gain weight by reading about such delicious recipes. If so, I'm in trouble. :)

      @nifty@50 - Thanks so much nifty, I appreciate that coming from another hubber with great reciipes! :)

    • Ingenira profile image


      8 years ago

      looks so yummy and tempting !

    • oceansnsunsets profile image


      8 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      I like what you have shared, thanks so much! Crock pots are great for all kinds of things, but desserts often get overlooked. Great hub

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      8 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Money Glith I have never made a dessert in a crock pat but that is about to change. Those recipes look fantastic and I think I will start with the bananas foster. Thanks for the great recipes.

    • katiem2 profile image


      8 years ago from I'm outta here

      NOW your really talking... I'm so making the Easy Crockpot Pineapple Upside-down Cake, it's a fave of mine. This is fantastic. love Love LOVE it, voting Crockpot cooking slow cooked dessert recipes up and everything else that's good. :)

    • nifty@50 profile image


      8 years ago

      I rated it up, with a useful, I love pineapple upside down cake! The Banana desert also looked awesome! If you keep posting these great deserts you may want to drop a few treadmills in the Amazon capsule lol!

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      drbj and sherry 

      8 years ago from south Florida

      What great recipes, MG. Do you think it's possible to gain weight just by reading about such luscious desserts?

      I think it is because it's so hard to just read about them and then not want to have some.

      So now you're the Crockpot Queen according to Om. We have a lot in common. I have often been called (when coaching recalcitrant clients) the Crackpot Queen. But keep that to yourself please.

    • Money Glitch profile imageAUTHOR

      Money Glitch 

      8 years ago from Texas

      @samson1 - Aaaah samson, I'm sorry. But it is not to late we still have a week to go in the contest. Go for it! Thanks for stopping by. :)

      @Om P. - "Yeesss", Hehehe, you got it!:) A girl's gotta have a little something naughty and sweet every now and then. LOL, Thanks for stopping by and yes, I'm headed over to see what you are up too! :)

    • Om Paramapoonya profile image

      Om Paramapoonya 

      8 years ago

      Whaaaaat??? hehehe.... I love banana foster. I didn't know we could make it in a crockpot, too. Thank you so much for your wonderful recipes, Crockpot Queen! :)

    • samsons1 profile image


      8 years ago from Tennessee

      thanks Money Glitch, everything looks sooo appetizing... found out yesterday why everyone was submitting recipes, duh!

    • Money Glitch profile imageAUTHOR

      Money Glitch 

      8 years ago from Texas

      @psychicdog - Hi psychic, the bananas foster is pretty tasty. I have even microwaved the left overs and poured it over a bowl of fresh fruit. Thanks for stopping by. :)

      @Lily Rose - Thanks for the tip on the capsule, Lily Rose! And for providing the feedback on the alternative stove and oven methods. I appreciate your insight. Have a great weekend. :)

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      Lily Rose 

      8 years ago from A Coast

      Dessert in the slow cooker - who'd of thunk ;-) I like how you provided alternative stove and oven methods. Great hub!

      BTW, your 'dessert accessories' Amazon capsule is empty.

    • profile image 

      8 years ago

      The banana recipe has a nice combination of flavours which I imagine are very tasty when done!


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