Some, it seems, are born with the ability to cook, while others work hard at perfecting the talent. Then, you have someone like me who will burn water (which is a joke... but at the same time, not far from the truth). So I try and stick to the basics, and going anywhere near a stove with the intention to cook is a big deal for me. Any recipe with the term "easy" used to describe it is going at the top of my list of things to try. But, if you have a Crock-Pot, it'll make things a lot simpler (which I am all here for). These easy dessert Crock-Pot recipes for Thanksgiving will not only impress your relatives, but yourself as well.
Thanksgiving can be daunting if you lack skills in the kitchen, because you're damned if you do, damned if you don't. If you do, you may very well serve your fam overcooked pumpkin pie. If you don't, someone's probably going to call you out on it.
That's why Crock-Pots are the sh*t. They're relatively safe to use, and also allow you to not be super precise. You kind of just throw everything in and voila. You have a scrumptious dessert that will satisfy the pickiest of eaters. Here are some delicious tutorials to try out in the Crock-Pot this holiday.
1. Apple Crisp
To get a traditional holiday dessert on the spread, take some fresh apples, cut them up, and make a mouthwatering apple crisp. This tutorial includes maple syrup, cinnamon, and oats (among some other ingredients), which are all pretty easy to find and buy at the grocery store. This recipe will turn out amazing and will also bring on the Thanksgiving aroma that April describes in her video. This looks so good, I just might eat it before the main course.
2. Caramel Pumpkin Cake
This recipe is a little more difficult, just because it involves cracking some eggs, which my sister likes to remind me I can't do correctly (although, I think she's full of it). But really, this recipe is great to make, and a unique way to "bake" a cake.
Once the cake is done cooking, you will add a ton of yummy caramel and ice cream for an a la mode feel. And now you have a great, new Thanksgiving treat on your hands.
3. Pumpkin Bread Pudding
To keep the pumpkin theme going here (because it is still fall, let me remind you), this pumpkin bread pudding is going to make even your cranky uncle smile at the table. Much like with the previous recipe as well, this involves a lot of mixing.
Pour the mix over the sliced bread, and it will soak it all up. You can also put caramel or sauce on top, like the video suggests for an added flavoring. Let's be real here, who wouldn't opt for the caramel on top?
4. Marble Chocolate Cheesecake
If you can eat cheesecake, bless your soul, because this one is going to be yummy for you. This recipe combines crushed Oreos, vanilla, and cream cheese in a delicious way to feed the whole fam. There's some use of a power-mixer to stir in thoroughly in addition to the Crock-Pot. Honestly, my mouth is watering from afar.
5. Half Cherry, Half Apple Cobbler
This divine recipe uses two favorite fruits (cherry and apple) with cake mix for a soon-to-be Thanksgiving staple. This is probably the easiest tutorial out of all of these, because it involves placing the fruit into the Crock-Pot, with the cake batter on top, and you have your dessert. After it cooks, of course. It's as simple as that.
You can always add French vanilla ice cream or whipped cream on top for an added flair, which will definitely prove to your family that you aren't as bad a cook as they thought. Even if you are.