SLOW COOKER PEAR AND CRANBERRY CRISP

Ellen Bales

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@Starwriter

This dessert looks so good I could just about eat the picture! The pears and the cranberries are plentiful this time of year. One word of caution: do NOT use the high setting on your slow cooker for this. It will cause the fruit to break down and become mushy. Slow and easy does it!
Recipe & photo: kraftfoods.com


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Serves:

6-8

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

4 Hr

Method:

Slow Cooker Crock Pot

Ingredients

1 pkg
(3.4 oz.) vanilla flavor instant pudding
1/2 c
sugar, divided
1 tsp
ground cinnamon
10
fresh pears, peeled, cut into 3/4-inch thick slices
1 c
fresh or frozen cranberries
6 Tbsp
butter, melted, divided
12
vanilla wafers, coarsely crushed
1/4 c
sliced almonds

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In a small bowl, mix dry pudding mix, 1/4 cup of the sugar, and cinnamon until well blended. Mix the fruit in a large bowl with 1/4 cup of the melted butter. Add the pudding mixture and mix lightly.
2
Spoon into the slow cooker; cover with lid. Cook on LOW for 3 to 4 hours.
3
While the mixture is cooking, combine the crushed wafers, nuts, remaining sugar and butter in a shallow microwaveable dish. Microwave on HIGH for 1 minute; stir. Microwave another 1-1/2 to 2 minutes or until golden brown, stirring every 30 seconds. Cool.
4
Just before serving, sprinkle the dessert with crumb mixture. Top each serving with whipped topping, if desired--or vanilla ice cream!
5
NOTE: do NOT cook on the HIGH setting of the slow cooker. This will cause the fruit to break down and become mushy.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Fruit Desserts
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tag: For Kids
Hashtags: #almonds, #autumn