SLOW COOKER PEAR AND CRANBERRY CRISP

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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

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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

How to Make SLOW COOKER PEAR AND CRANBERRY CRISP

Step-by-Step

  • 1In 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.
  • 2Spoon into the slow cooker; cover with lid. Cook on LOW for 3 to 4 hours.
  • 3While 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.
  • 4Just before serving, sprinkle the dessert with crumb mixture. Top each serving with whipped topping, if desired--or vanilla ice cream!
  • 5NOTE: do NOT cook on the HIGH setting of the slow cooker. This will cause the fruit to break down and become mushy.

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About SLOW COOKER PEAR AND CRANBERRY CRISP

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




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