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Give Thanks for the Slow Cooker




 

 

Want to spend more time with loved ones this Thanksgiving? Ditch the perfectly timed oven schedule and put your slow cooker to work. It’ll deliver the familiar flavors of your favorite holiday stuffing, sauces and desserts in a new, more convenient way.

“Take advantage of the hassle-free slow cooker for sides and desserts and leave the oven free for your turkey,” said McCormick Kitchens Executive Chef Kevan Vetter. “Top a mixture of apples, brown sugar and cinnamon with seasoned oat crumbles for a warm Oatmeal Apple Cobbler – an ooey gooey dessert that will fill your kitchen with an irresistible, sweet and spicy aroma while it slow cooks.”

For more time-saving tips and recipes for your Thanksgiving feast, check out McCormick.com and visit McCormick Spice on Facebook and Pinterest.

Slow Cooker
Pumpkin Cake
with Caramel Sauce

 

 

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 3 hours, 35 minutes
Servings: 16

Pumpkin Cake:
1 package (2-layer size)
yellow cake mix
1 can (15 ounces) pumpkin
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter,
melted
1/4 cup milk
2 eggs
2 teaspoons McCormick
Pumpkin Pie Spice
1 cup chocolate chips

Caramel Sauce:
1 cup firmly packed brown
sugar
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter
1 teaspoon McCormick
Pure Vanilla Extract
1/2 teaspoon McCormick
Pumpkin Pie Spice

 

 

Spray inside of 6-quart slow cooker
with no stick cooking spray. For
the Cake, mix all ingredients in
large bowl. Pour into greased slow
cooker. Place towel over slow
cooker and cover with lid.
Cook 3 1/2 hours on low or until
cake is almost set.
Meanwhile, for the Caramel
Sauce, cook and stir all ingredients
in small saucepan on medium-high
heat 5 minutes or until sauce is
smooth.
Carefully remove slow cooker
insert and place on wire rack. Pour
1/2 of the Caramel Sauce over the
cake. Let stand 10 to 15 minutes to
cool slightly. Serve cake with
remaining sauce and ice cream or
whipped cream, if desired.

 

 

Substitution: Use 1 cup chopped
candy bars in place of the
chocolate chips.

Slow Cooker Cranberry Sauce

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 3 hours, 45 minutes
Servings: 8

1 package (12 ounces) fresh or frozen
cranberries
2/3 cup sugar
1 seedless orange, peeled and sectioned
2 McCormick Bay leaves
1 McCormick Cinnamon Stick

Place all ingredients in 4-quart slow cooker.
Cover.
Cook 3 hours on high, stirring every hour.
Uncover. Stir well.
Cook, uncovered, 30 to 45 minutes longer on
high or until slightly thickened.

Slow Cooker Sausage Stuffing

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 1 hour, 25 minutes
Servings: 12 (2/3-cup servings)

1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter
2 cups chopped celery
1 cup chopped onion
1/2 pound mild (sweet) Italian sausage,
casing removed
1 cup Kitchen Basics Original Chicken
Stock
teaspoons McCormick Rubbed Sage

1 teaspoon McCormick Crushed
Rosemary
10 cups cubed French bread (1-inch pieces)

Melt butter in large skillet on medium heat. Add
celery and onion; cook and stir until softened,
about 5 minutes. Add sausage; cook and stir until
no longer pink, about 5 minutes.
Spray inside of slow cooker with no stick
cooking spray. Add stock and herbs; stir to
blend. Stir in bread cubes and sausage-vegetable
mixture. Cover.
Cook 45 minutes on high. Uncover and stir.
Cook, uncovered, 30 minutes longer.

Slow Cooker Oatmeal
Apple Cobbler

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 3 hours
Servings: 10

Apple Filling:
5 medium Gala apples, peeled, cored
and thinly sliced
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/4 cup all-purpose baking mix, such as
Bisquick
1 teaspoon McCormick Ground
Cinnamon

Oatmeal Cobbler Topping:
1 cup all-purpose baking mix, such as
Bisquick

1/2 cup quick-cooking oats
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon McCormick Ground
Cinnamon
cup (1 stick) cold butter, cut into
pieces

Spray inside of slow cooker with no stick
cooking spray. For the Apple Filling, toss apple
slices, brown sugar, baking mix and cinnamon
in large bowl. Place in slow cooker.
For the Cobbler Topping, mix all ingredients,
except butter, in medium bowl. Cut in butter
with fork until crumbly. Sprinkle over Apple
Filling. Cover.
Cook 3 hours on high.


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