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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 enticing aroma of this down-home dessert drifts around the house, it's hard not to take a peek inside the slow cooker. For a decadent treat, top servings off with vanilla ice cream. —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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  • gstuff
    Jul 18, 2016

    The recipe sounded great until I opened it on the website. I try to stay away from mixes used in recipes and canned pie filling so I can control sugar content and ingredients in boxed mixes. Would love to find a recipe that started from scratch. Takes longer, but I know what I'm eating.

  • Loribee1961
    Oct 15, 2015

    Very easy to make and hubby and I love it ...with or without ice cream. Also delicious cold...Before dinner I made this with peaches this time instead of the hour to go and I'll find out if i like it as much. If you like Cherry will love this desert...and the crumbles are very good!!

  • glitterchatter
    Sep 28, 2014

    It was easy and good, but it was also overly sweet. My family and our guests felt like it needed a little tartness. I think I might make it again but would add some lemon juice/zest? Possibly some dried sour cherries?

    Oct 19, 2010

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