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Slow-Cooker Cherry Buckle

I saw this recipe on a cooking show and came up with my own version. When the comforting aroma of this homey dessert drifts through the house, it's hard not to take a peek inside. —Sherri Melotik, Oak Creek, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Cook: 3 hours
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) sliced pears, drained
  • 1 can (21 ounces) cherry pie filling
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 package yellow cake mix (regular size)
  • 1/4 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • Vanilla ice cream, optional


  • In a greased 5-qt. slow cooker, combine pears and pie filling; stir in extract. In a large bowl, combine cake mix, oats, almonds and brown sugar; stir in melted butter. Sprinkle over fruit.
  • Cook, covered, on low until topping is golden brown, 3-4 hours. If desired, serve with ice cream.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 324 calories, 13g fat (8g saturated fat), 31mg cholesterol, 152mg sodium, 49g carbohydrate (24g sugars, 2g fiber), 1g protein.

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