Easy Dessert: Red, White & Blue Crock Pot Cobbler

Memorial Day is the official kick  off to summer. Kids are getting out of school. Vacation plans are becoming realities. Every weekend is booked with get togethers with your friends and family. If you’re like me, I need a good variety of of amazing recipes. I’m the type of girl who could never show up to a party with a recipe I’ve already shared in the past. I came up with an easy dessert which would be a hit anytime of the year…but I love it since it’s a summer cobbler and no oven is required. This easy treat can me made in the crock pot.

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I try not use my oven once the weather is in summer mode. I hate how hot it makes our place and even standing in the  kitchen makes me sweat. YUCK! Being able to make a cobbler in a slow cooker is a godsend on a hot summer day! And this Red, White & Blue Crock Pot Cobbler would be an easy option for picnic or cook out. It’s easy to assemble, loaded with fruit and can be cooked in just 2 hours with no effort. It even has a crispy cobbler topping. (that’s the best part about a cobbler, right??!!)

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So what makes this cobbler so patriotic?? Red berries like cherries and raspberries. White from gala and granny smith apples. Blue is for blueberries. Topping with a scoop of ice cream makes this easy dessert creamy and disappear from serving bowls.

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I love the tartness of the berries, crispy cobbler topping and how the ice cream melts into the warm cobbler. By cooking it in the crock pot, this easy dessert is the perfect summer treat! Give it a try at your next cook out, Memorial Day or 4th of July!

Easy Dessert: Red, White & Blue Crock Pot Cobbler

Ingredients

    For the topping:
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, cut into pieces
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • For the cobbler:
  • 1/3 cup white sugar, or to taste
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 4 apples - peeled, cored and chopped (I used 2 Gala and 2 Granny Smith)
  • 2 cups of frozen mixed berries (I used cherries and blueberries)
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • Garnish with ice cream or frozen yogurt

Instructions

  1. For the topping - Mix flour, brown sugar, 1/2 cup of white sugar, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt together in a bowl. Combine butter with the flour mixture using fingers or a fork until coarse crumbs form. Stir in pecans and set aside.
  2. Whisk together 1/3 cup sugar, cornstarch, ginger, and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon. Place the apples in a slow cooker, stir in the cornstarch mixture; toss with lemon juice. Sprinkle the pecan crumb topping on top. Cover and cook on High for 2 hours or Low for 4 hours, until apples are tender. Partially uncover the slow cooker to allow the topping to harden, about 1 hour. Serve with ice cream or frozen yogurt.
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20 Responses

  1. Grilled Strawberry Shortcake Skewers with Cream Cheese Whip | The Tasty Fork says

    […] to find a great dessert which doesn’t require my oven. I’ve had some success. I made a Red White & Blue Cobbler in a crock pot. I also created a healthy & figure friendly Vanilla Custard Brulee. Both are great options for […]

  2. Lynn says

    Made this for 4th of July this year and everyone loved it. I added the berries in with the apples at the beginning, per the previous reader’s note. My topping didn’t harden as I expected, but maybe I didn’t leave the lid off long enough. My guests needed to leave so I ended up serving dessert a little earlier than anticipated. It was still delicious though. In fact, it was so good and so easy, I am making it again for a friend’s Labor Day get together this weekend!

  3. Kari says

    Looks delish & will try it, with the following assumptions:
    1) Berries get added in at the beginning, with the apples.
    2) Leave the cover off for 1 hour AFTER cooking is done, not the last hour of cooking.
    Let me know if I have it wrong – thank you!

  4. Jennifer says

    I saw this on a 4th of July roundup and just had to pin it. I hope you’ll share your best post of the week on my Friday Flash Blog Linky Party going on ALL weekend at The Jenny Evolution.

    Jennifer
    thejennyevolution.com

  5. Andi @ The Weary Chef says

    Yum! I haven’t tried a dessert recipe in the slow cooker yet, but I think I’ll start with this one!

    • admin says

      You’ll love it!! It’s so easy and tasty!

  6. lisa@cookingwithcurls says

    I try to avoid my oven as well, the poor A/C gets enough of a workout! I seriously need to learn how to use my crock pot. I never knew you could do such fun things with it:)

    • admin says

      You can make just about anything in a crock pot! I use it all year round!

  7. Rachel @ I Love My Disorganized Life says

    Oh wow, LOVE to use my crock pot! I totally agree, no ovens in the summer! Thanks for a great recipe, and thanks for sharing at Wicked Good Wednesdays this week! Already pinned

    • admin says

      You’re welcome!!

  8. Heather @ Sugar Dish Me says

    I mean… how amazing is this?! Seriously!!! I love my slow cooker in the summer!
    Also– the one pot makes the kitchen look clean. It’s like a trick. Pinned Meghan! Totally making this.

    • admin says

      Thanks Heather!! People put the slow cooker away in the summer. So glad you aren’t one of those people!

  9. Linda says

    This is a great idea. I know what you mean about taking something new to a party. I’m the same way. This souds and looks good. I like the ice cream on top!

    Wishes for tasty dishes,
    Linda
    Tumbleweed Contessa

    • admin says

      Awe, thank you Linda!

  10. Julie says

    NOM NOM NOM. This looks great, Meghan! And the ice cream makes it even better! Pinned to my food board! :)

    • admin says

      Ice cream is made to go with cobbler!

  11. Tanya says

    I agree, I’d rather NOT use the oven when it gets hot, just the grill! I have yet to try a crock pot dessert, this will definitely be my first!

    • admin says

      Now that I think about it, this was my first crock pot dessert too! It’s a winner!

  12. miss messy says

    This looks super. I would love some of this right now :) what a great idea.

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