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Welcome to this slow cooker/crockpot blog. I believe slow cookers are the best thing to happen to modern day cooks. I used mine often when I worked outside the home and continue to do so even in retirement. It is so nice to put food on and forget about it. Slow cookers also allow us to cook many things we would normally have to use the oven for; what a relief in hot Texas weather! Some of these recipes are mine, many are ones I have collected over the years.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

CHOCOLATE PECAN PIE

  • Cake:
  • 1 package (2-layer size) chocolate cake mix
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Pecan Pie Topping:
  • 2 cups chopped pecans
  • 1 1/2 cups light corn syrup
  • 1 1/2 cups firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • Spray inside of 6-quart slow cooker with no stick cooking spray. 
  • For the Chocolate Cake, prepare cake batter as directed on package, stirring in cinnamon and vanilla. Pour into greased slow cooker. Place towel over slow cooker and cover with lid.
  • Cook 2 hours on LOW or until cake is almost set.
  • For the Pecan Pie Topping, sprinkle pecans over cake. Beat remaining ingredients with wire whisk until smooth. Slowly pour over pecans. Cover.
  • Cook 10 minutes longer on LOW. Turn off slow cooker. Carefully remove slow cooker insert and place on wire rack. Cool 20 minutes before serving. Serve with vanilla ice cream, if desired.
  • Yield: 12-14 servings
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  • Note: This is a McCormick's recipe.

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