I had a wonderful dessert at Brett's aunt's house around Christmastime that was cooked in a crock pot. When I like something, I usually ask for the recipe. I was unprepared for the answer, "Oh it's so easy. It's a can of cherry pie filling, some canned pears, a yellow cake mix, some butter and a packet of instant oatmeal. It's on the Food Network website. It's one of Sandra Lee's recipes!" UGH Sandra Lee! The one person that I have to turn off quicker than Rachael Ray. There's just something about her that grates on me. I think part of it is that her kitchen is redecorated for every episode. And I can't stand her "tablescapes." But I also think that her recipes are just too easy. It's barely even cooking. It's more like assembling. So I almost just forgot all about the recipe, but tasting is believing, and this one was really good.
It is officially called Pear and Cherry Buckle but it's pretty much a dump cake. There were only a few things that I changed in the recipe. I swapped pears in syrup for pears in juice which I think made the final product a little thinner (next time I won't put all of the juice,) I put significantly less butter, and I left off the almonds. You pretty much just plop everything in the crock pot and let it cook for 4-6 hours.
It turned out thinner than I remember, but it was oh so sweet and delicious.