Yes, You Can Make Pie in Your Slow Cooker—These 6 Delicious Recipes Prove It
Slow Cooker Pecan Pie
It's true that our Test Kitchen dreamed up this slow cooker pecan pie as a Thanksgiving-day solution for overcrowded ovens. But honestly, this sticky-sweet slow cooker pie will be delicious year-round. It is rich, buttery, and ideal with coffee.
Test Kitchen Tip: Slow cooker pies require a little stand time uncovered in the cooker for the filling to set. Don't skip this step!
Slow Cooker Pumpkin Pie
This slow cooker pumpkin pie recipe has all the same wonderful flavors of the classic pie you know and love. For a golden-brown top, set the slow-cooked pie on a baking sheet and broil it for 3 to 4 minutes. (If you skip this optional step, don't worry–it's just as delicious without broiling!) Make your own sweetened whipped cream to go on top for an extra special treat.
Pear-Fig Pie with White Cheddar Crust
No one will believe you made this gorgeous pie in a slow cooker. Sprinkled with pistachios, this delicious pie features fresh pears and sweet figs in a cheddar-dotted pastry. It's a seasonal pie that definitely raises the bar for special-occasion desserts.
Imagine your favorite apple crumb pie, but add juicy blackberries to it. Set it in the flakiest of piecrusts, only instead of putting it in the oven, it goes in the slow cooker. Now that's an apple pie recipe we can get behind. Don't forget the ice cream!
Test Kitchen Tip: No worries if the top edges of the piecrust fall a bit during cook time. Your pie will still taste great!
Carrot Cake Pie
Need some individual dessert ideas for your next gathering? Look no further than these delicious mini slow cooker pies with a tender carrot cake-inspired filling. A couple of hours in a slow cooker water bath (i.e. a mini steam room!) creates the super-moist texture of these mini pies. Leaf-shape cookie cutters make perfect pastry cutouts for autumn, but any shape cookie cutter will work. Little trees or Easter bunnies would be adorable.