Slow cooker dessert

Photo by Neil Conway

Coming in from a glorious fall day outside, nothing smells better than a cottage filled with the aroma of fresh peach cobbler.

You may not normally think of a slow cooker for dessert, but this recipe works beautifully. It’s been a great year for Ontario peaches, and you should still be able to find some in the stores. If not, Ontario apples are also coming on the market now, so swap the peaches for apples.

For that matter, you could also use plums, pears or even frozen fruits like blueberries or strawberries.

Whichever fruit you use, the method is the same. Just use about five cups of fruit.

To peel the peaches, dunk in boiling water for a minute, then transfer to a bowl of ice water for a minute and the skins will slip off.


8 large peaches, peeled and sliced

¼ cup white sugar

¼ cup brown sugar

½ tsp cinnamon

1/8 tsp nutmeg

1 tsp lemon juice

2 tsp corn starch


1 ½ cups flour

1 cup sugar

2 ½ tsp baking powder

½ tsp salt

½ cup butter


Toss filling ingredients together in a large bowl.

Spray slow cooker with cooking spray, and pour filling in.

Mix flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Cut in the butter.

Spoon dollops of the batter on top of the filling. Put the lid on the slow cooker and cook for 3-4 hours on high or 5-6 hours on low.

Serve warm with ice cream.




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