It’s my weakness.
A good (and hot) cobbler with vanilla ice cream. There really isn’t a more perfect dessert.
- Fruity? Check.
- Crumbly and a bit doughy? Check.
- Creamy? Check.
My problem is that when I want to serve a cobbler, I’m usually using my oven for other items (aka…the main or side dish…or both). This Slow Cooker Apple Berry Cobbler recipe allows me to use my oven for the main dishes and still have dessert ready to go when I’m ready. Plus, if truth be told, I think the slow cooker does a BETTER job on cooking the fruit…the flavors blend together better.
While the dessert calls for cranberries, you can substitute other season berries including blueberries, raspberries or blackberries. If at all possible use fresh…but in a pinch, frozen will work. Just make sure to thaw and drain the excess liquid so your cobbler is gooey and not soupy.
Slow Cooker Apple Berry Cobbler Recipe
The most perfect dessert…Cobbler. This Slow Cooker Apple Berry Cobbler Recipe is perfect when oven space is at a premium or for a pot-luck. Just dump, set and forget. Plus, the recipe is easily adaptable for your favorite seasonal berries.
Recipe Yields: Serving for eight
3 granny smith apples, peeled, cored and chopped
2 cups fresh cranberries (or substitute other berries like blueberry or raspberries
1 cup packed brown sugar
2 tsp vanilla, divided
3⁄4 tsp ground cinnamon
2 tsp cornstarch
1⁄4 cup water
1 cup flour
3⁄4 tsp baking soda
1⁄8 tsp salt
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 TBS cream or whole milk
1 egg, room temperature
Ice cream for topping
1. In a large slow cooker, spray bowl with nonstick spray or coat with butter. Add apples, cranberries, brown sugar, cinnamon, and 1 tsp vanilla.
2. Stir well to combine (using hands works really, really well).
3. In a small bowl, combine cornstarch and 1⁄4 cup water; pour into slow cooker and stir to combine. Cover slow cooker and cook on high for 1 1⁄2 hours.
4. In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and salt; set aside.
5. Using a stand mixer or electric mixer, cream butter and sugar together. Add remaining 1 tsp vanilla, and cream/milk; mix to combine. Using a wooden spoon or spatula, add flour mixture and stir till combined.
6. Drop spoonfuls of dough on top of the apple/cranberry mixture in the slow cooker, until all is dropped on top. Reduce heat to low and cook for additional 2 1⁄2 hours.
7. Spoon into bowl and top with a scoop of ice cream if desired. Enjoy!
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