True, we dreamed up this classic pie as a Thanksgiving-day solution for overcrowded ovens -- but honestly, we'd eat this gooey pie year-round. It is rich, buttery, and ideal with coffee. Why limit this treat to one season?
Editor's Tip: Slow cooker pies require a little stand time uncovered in the cooker for the filling to set. Don't skip this step!
This slow-cooked version is everything you crave in a classic pumpkin pie, from its creamy, well-spiced filling to its crowning dollop of whipped cream. And if your slow cooker is oval, the charming pie shape is a bonus!
Editor's Tip: For a golden-brown top, set the slow cooked pie on a baking sheet and broil it for 3 to 4 minutes. (But it's just as delicious without broiling!)
No one will believe this gorgeous pie came out of your slow cooker. Sprinkled with pistachios and featuring a luscious filling of pears and sweet figs in a cheddar-dotted pastry, this pie raises the bar for special-occasion desserts.
Editor's Tip: Lining the slow cooker with nonstick pan lining paper allows you to easily lift the finished pie out of your cooker.
Imagine your favorite slow cooker apple crumble. Now add blackberries to it and set it in a flaky piecrust -- but keep the slow cooker convenience. Yup, we went there. And we brought ice cream, too.
Editor's Tip: No worries if the top edges of the piecrust fall during cook time. Your pie will still taste just as good!
There's a secret (or two!) to achieving flaky, tender piecrusts...but we're awful at keeping secrets. Watch and learn!
Pretty piecrust cutouts + a tender carrot cake-inspired filling = dessert perfection. A couple hours in a slow cooker water bath (i.e. a mini steam room!) creates the super-moist texture of these mini pies.
Editor's Tip: Leaf-shape cookie cutters make perfect pastry cutouts for autumn, but any shape cookie cutter will work. For a fun twist on a classic Easter dessert, top these pies with pastry bunnies or chicks!
Slow-cooked pies in super-cute jars? Don't mind if we do! Dip a spoon into layers of indulgence: minty whipped cream, a ridiculously fudgy peppermint-spiked chocolate filling, and a crunchy wafer crust at the bottom.
Editor's Tip: For extra eye appeal, add a few drops of red food coloring to the whipped cream to give it a pretty pink hue.