Slow Cooker Pumpkin Pear Crisp

Monday, October 1st 2012, 5:09 pm
By: News 9

Slow Cooker Pumpkin Pear Crisp


4 cups thinly sliced peeled tart pears (about 5 medium)

3 cups fresh pumpkin, cubed

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup brown sugar

1 tbsp all-purpose flour

1 tsp pumpkin pie spice

Dash salt

1/4 cup water

1 yellow cake mix

3/4 cup quick-cooking oats

1/2 cup butter, softened

1/4 cup packed brown sugar

1/4 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp baking soda

1/2 cup chopped pecans

Vanilla ice cream


Place pears and pumpkin in a greased slow cooker pot. In a small bowl, combine the sugar, flour, cinnamon and salt; sprinkle over apples. Pour with water. In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, oats, butter, brown sugar, baking powder and baking soda and pecans. Sprinkle over apples/pumpkin.

Cook on HIGH for 4 hours or until pears and pumpkin are tender and topping is golden brown. **Before putting the lid on the slow cooker, place 3-4 paper towels over top of cooker and then place lid on top. This will keep the crisp from getting soggy from condensation. Serve warm with ice cream.