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kokosowy Aug 2, 2011 07:54 PM

I received a slow cooker as a birthday present and was suddenly thrust upon this wonderful world of perfectly stewed eats. I hear my options aren't limited to the savory variety, however, and was wondering if anyone had any dessert recipes they'd like to share.

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    Joebob Aug 2, 2011 11:55 PM

    Wouldn't bread pudding work in a slow cooker?

    1. Heidi cooks and bakes Aug 3, 2011 07:53 AM

      I LOVE my slow cooker! It's perfect for the working person who wants to come home to dinner or dessert after a long day.

      The latest book I purchased has lots of dessert recipes. It's from America's Test Kitchens, called Slow Cooker Revolution. They have desserts, even a chocolate cake! (Which is a little more like pudding than cake, but tasty nontheless.) They have really researched the way to get the best out of the slow cooker. Buy it, you won't be disappointed.

      I'm cooking my way through the book and haven't been unhappy yet!

      Oh, and I'd also buy a timer, because lots of the recipes don't cook that whole time you are away at work. Match a timer with the slow cooker, and you have my idea of easy meals!

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      1. re: Heidi cooks and bakes
        kokosowy Aug 3, 2011 11:49 AM

        That's exactly what I do! Toss everything in the morning and come home to dinner -- I can smell my apartment 20 feet away! Thanks for the book (and timer) recommendation! I'm going to check it out this weekend. Bread/Rice puddings would definitely hit the spot!

      2. monavano Aug 3, 2011 07:56 AM

        Rice pudding.

        1. chowser Aug 3, 2011 01:02 PM

          Hot fudge peanut butter pudding cake:


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            Joebob Aug 3, 2011 07:07 PM

            BEST. NAME. EVER.

          2. paulj Aug 3, 2011 08:44 PM

            Indian pudding

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                brillianthomechefuk Aug 4, 2011 09:32 AM

                I make wonderful rice pudding in mine using arborio rice, milk, cream, butter nutmeg,sugar (raw cane) it's a no brainer. Why would I cook it in the oven for goodness sake!

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                1. re: brillianthomechefuk
                  tcamp Aug 4, 2011 12:54 PM

                  Got a recipe to share for that? Slow cookers are perfect ways to beat the heat in these awful DC summers.

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                    kokosowy Aug 4, 2011 03:09 PM

                    I am also interested in the recipe! (How long does it take to cook? Any lo/hi heat preference?)

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                      Heidi cooks and bakes Aug 5, 2011 11:03 AM

                      Yes, I'd love that recipe too!

                    2. re: brillianthomechefuk
                      paulj Aug 5, 2011 12:01 PM

                      I make my rice pudding on stove top - in about an hour, largely unattended. Cook rice in the normal amount of water till done, add equal amount of milk, sugar to taste. Cook till creamy (about another half hour to an hour).

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                      egging Aug 4, 2011 03:51 PM

                      When my oven was broken I made a creme brulee/custard in the slowcooker that was delicious.
                      Here's a version:

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