Slow Cooker Caramel Apple Dessert

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I love my slow cooker.  It helps me create delicious and healthy food for my family.  It’s great for having friends over, a simple family meal and this weekend, my Mother In Law (whom I love dearly. I’m very blessed by her) shared with me a fun and easy recipe for dessert.

Caramel Apple Dessert
Yes, on Sunday we invited some friends and their children over.  They have 7 children, we have 3 and I’ll be honest, I had not been cooking or cleaning pretty much all week.  Well, alone anyway, my Mother In Law is here and she has been treating us to dinners out and helping me with cooking in.  It’s been amazing having her here and today, well, I’m crying now because I have to take her to the airport in a few hours.

OK, back to the recipe.  So, that meant – 10 children and 5 adults -and no, I was not going to spend my Sunday in the kitchen.  My husband had something yummy to put on the grill, we made our favorite mashed potatoes and corn on the cob (that takes me 45 minutes to make both)….but, what a bout dessert?  How on earth do you create a yummy dessert for under $10 (cause that was what I had in my purse) for 15 people!!??

Well, it’s not terribly healthy but, it is wonderfully delicious!

Crock Pot Caramel Dessert With Ice Cream



  • Pour your cans of apple pie filling into your Slow Cooker
  • Pour the jar of caramel over your apple pie filling (do not stir)
  • Top those two with the butter pecan cake mix (again, do not stir)
  • cut up your stick of butter and just lay it around the top of the butter pecan cake mix
  • Cook on high in your Slow Cooker for two hours
  • Top with ice cream (or not)


I have some cute ice cream glasses we purchased at the dollar store a long time ago.  Those are very cute to serve ANYTHING in but, I also have some punch glasses my mother gave me.  I serve everything in those – ice cream, dessert, even yogurt….it just makes food taste good when you present it in fun ways and it’s another (very small way) you can share your love and fun with your friends and family



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  1. Sounds yummy – what a great idea 🙂

  2. I can’t wait to try this! We don’t do dessert often enough. My children will probably be much less likely to run away from home if I change that. 😉

  3. yummy yummy! I’ll be over for leftovers soon–if there were any! I love a crock pot meal. Need to build my recipe collection in that area!

  4. My Ashley would LOVE this! Maybe I can make this for her birthday! Thanks for linking up!

  5. Ok, why am I looking at this recipe late at night? lol. It sounds so delicious and it is making my mouth water. I just can’t wait to try it. Thanks so much for linking up with “Try a New Recipe Tuesday!” I am so glad that you had such a wonderful time with your mother-in-law. What a blessing! Much love to you! 🙂

  6. Looks yummy! Any suggestions on substituting real apples?

  7. looks terribly yummy!!

  8. Any suggestions on a different cake mix flavor, would that be ok. I don’t like butter pecan.

  9. I wanted to let you know that my oldest son made this tonight for our apple bake off at our church. We made homemade pie filling and homemade caramel. He won first place! It was delicious! 🙂

  10. Melanie B says:

    I am trying this out tonight. Sounds so yummy

  11. This looks really yummy but I’m wondering about the box mix. I’m assuming the liquid from the apples and caramel, cook the cake?