• 2 Ratings

Discover how to make pie in your slow cooker for a stress-free dessert option. This fruit pie from scratch features pears and figs for sweetness and a bit of cheddar cheese for a pleasant salty kick.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Line a 6-quart oval slow cooker with nonstick pan lining paper. In a medium bowl stir together sugar and cornstarch; stir in honey and nectar. Add pears and figs; toss to coat.

  • For pastry, in a medium bowl stir together the next three ingredients (through salt). Use a pastry blender to cut in shortening until pea size. Stir in cheese. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of the cold water over part of the mixture; gently toss with a fork. Repeat moistening flour mixture, gradually adding cold water until mixture begins to come together. Gather pastry into a ball, kneading gently just until it holds together.

  • On a lightly floured surface, use your hands to slightly flatten pastry. Roll into a 14x11-inch oval. Transfer to prepared cooker (pastry should extend 2 to 3 inches up the sides). Use a fork to press top of pastry to lining paper. Spoon pear mixture into crust in cooker.

  • Cover and cook on high for 3 to 3 1/2 hours or until filing is bubbly and pastry is golden, giving crockery liner a half-turn halfway through, if possible. (Center may be slightly wet.) Turn off cooker. Let stand, uncovered, 1 hour. If desired, top with pistachios.

Nutrition Facts

265 calories; 10 g total fat; 3 g saturated fat; 3 g polyunsaturated fat; 4 g monounsaturated fat; 4 mg cholesterol; 98 mg sodium. 131 mg potassium; 42 g carbohydrates; 3 g fiber; 22 g sugar; 3 g protein; 1 g trans fatty acid; 51 IU vitamin a; 3 mg vitamin c; 0 mg thiamin; 0 mg riboflavin; 1 mg niacin equivalents; 0 mg vitamin b6; 42 mcg folate; 0 mcg vitamin b12; 41 mg calcium; 1 mg iron;


2 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 1
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