Sticky toffee pudding on plates with ice cream

The best slow cooker desserts

Slow cookers aren't just for savoury dishes. Try making treacle-soaked sponge, buttery crumble, cheesecake or sticky toffee pudding in yours – you'll never look back.

Looking for more ways to use your much-loved slow cooker? Get the most from your kitchen kit and satisfy your sweet tooth with our simple slow cooker desserts. Tender spiced fruit, dense puddings and creamy cheesecakes are all on the menu. Create everything from a posh dinner party dessert to a comforting classic with our simple step-by-step recipes.

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1. Treacle sponge


A nostalgic school treat, this easy treacle sponge is bursting with Great British retro charm. This gently steamed pudding has a beautifully fluffy texture. Serve with hearty blobs of clotted cream or creamy custard and a little golden syrup drizzled over the top. The lemon adds a citrussy zing to your pud. Kids and adults alike will be coming back for seconds!

2. Spiced apples


This is a great lazy weekend dish you can throw together with a handful of ingredients. If you’re looking for a lighter, healthy dessert option, this is perfect. Our spiced apples with barley has aromatic nutmeg, cinnamon and a little orange zest for a simple but delicious autumnal dish. Try serving with a spoonful of natural yogurt to balance the sweetness of the apples.

3. Muscovado cheesecake with blackberries & hazelnuts


Watch your guests’ jaws drop as you present this symphony of autumnal flavours. Our slow cooker muscovado cheesecake has an irresistibly creamy texture and a sharp blackberry and hazelnut topping we can’t get enough of. The perfect balance of sweet and tangy, this is a slice of pure decadence. Serve with a shot of Frangelico for an extra nutty hit.

4. Apple flapjack crumble


You can’t beat a crumble. Especially not a classic apple crumble with an oaty flapjack topping and delicious chewy clusters. Sweetening the apples with apricot jam and orange juice makes it doubly fruity. You could mix it up and use pears, plums or a mixture of berries if you prefer. We like to top ours with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

5. Slow cooker sticky toffee pudding

Make this classic British pud even more indulgent by cooking it in the slow cooker all day until moist and spongy. Serve our slow cooker sticky toffee pudding with a rich homemade sauce and vanilla ice cream for the ultimate comforting dessert.

6. Poached apricots with rosewater


Combine five ingredients to make our dinner-party worthy poached apricots with rosewater and pistachios. The fragrant syrup and tender fruit make a simple but effective dessert you can put together in just 20 minutes. This low-calorie treat is the perfect way to end a filling meal. You can try swapping the apricots for nectarines or peaches if you prefer, too.

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