Autumn Crock Pot Uses

Fall is a perfect season to make use of your crock pot for delicious, comforting meals. So drag your crock pot out of the back of your pantry and try out some of these great ideas!

Slow-Cooker Chili

A hearty chili is a fall favorite. Load your crock pot with ground beef or turkey, beans, tomatoes, spices, and let it simmer all day. Serve it with shredded cheese, sour cream, and cornbread.

Apple Cider

Make your home smell like fall by slow-cooking a batch of spiced apple cider. Combine apple juice, cinnamon sticks, cloves, and orange slices in your crock pot for a warm, aromatic beverage.

Pumpkin Soup

Whisk together a creamy pumpkin soup with canned pumpkin, chicken or vegetable broth, spices, and a touch of heavy cream. Let it cook in the crock pot until it's velvety and ready to serve.

Caramel Apples

Make caramel apples in your crock pot by melting caramel candies with a bit of milk. Dip apples in the warm caramel for a delightful fall treat.

Warm Apple Crisp

Make a cozy apple crisp dessert by layering sliced apples with a crumbly topping made from oats, brown sugar, and spices. Cook until the apples are tender, and the topping is golden.

Mulled Wine

Create a delightful batch of mulled wine by simmering red wine with spices like cinnamon, cloves, and orange peel. It's perfect for warming up on a crisp fall night.

Pumpkin Butter

Make your own pumpkin butter by simmering pumpkin puree with sugar and spices. It's great on toast or as a topping for oatmeal or yogurt.

Hot Chocolate

Keep hot chocolate warm and ready for serving at fall gatherings. Combine milk, cocoa, sugar, and a pinch of salt in your crock pot, and let it simmer. Try one of these recipes or try them all! The great thing about these crockpot staples is that they are not only delicious but they will have your home smelling warm and inviting as well.

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By Energy Smart New Homes 10-31-2023