If you are a frequent slow cooker user, you know just how helpful they can be in the kitchen. All you have to do is throw in your ingredients in the beginning of the day, set it, go to work and take it out when you finally get back home. While these cookers are particularly good for chilis, beans and other meat-based recipes, not everything your slow cooker churns out has to be a hearty, savory dish. In fact, they’re often just as adept at making amazing desserts.
Since summer is upon is, many people are probably craving desserts that are fruity, light and refreshing. To make something that will really be a hit at the next barbecue or cookout, it’s also important to think outside the box a little bit—after all, even the best cookies and brownies can get old if that’s all you’re eating. Fortunately, we’ve got the perfect peach cobbler recipe that is sure to be a huge hit with you and your lucky party guests. So what are we waiting for?
Here’s what you’ll need:
- 1 21-ounce can of cut peaches
- 1 box of yellow cake mix
- 6 ounces of butter cut into chunks
- 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon of nutmeg
- vanilla ice cream
- 1/3 cup of crushed walnuts (optional)
Here’s what you do:
1. First, open up your large can of peaches and empty it into your slow cooker. Make sure to include all the juices in the can as well.
2. Once the fruit is in there, add in your box of cake mix and pour it evenly over the peaches in a layer. You can move the cake mix around slightly to make sure it evenly covers everything but try not to mix the ingredients too much. After that, add in your walnuts (if you’re using them), cinnamon and nutmeg on top. Once again, don’t mix it up!
3. After that, take your butter chunks and spread them out on top of that evenly. Once the butter is in place, put the cover back on the slow cooker, set it on high and let it cook for two hours.
4. After all that time has passed, check to make sure the cake layer has cooked and everything looks cooked together and somewhat mushier. Be sure to serve it up hot and add a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top!
Although we don’t need to tell you how useful slow cookers are, this recipe illustrates once again just how indispensable these things really are. Although your typical peach cobbler might be a little bit more bread heavy or crumbly compared to this one, the way the ingredients combine here creates a pudding-like texture that stands on its own terms. As always, feel free to experiment as you wish—swap out your walnuts or add in another fruit like blueberries—and have fun with it!
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