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  December 09, 2023

4th of July Dessert Recipes - Slow Cooked Berry Dessert
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Slow Cooked Berry Dessert - There's nothing special about this dessert other than the taste. It's also easy to throw together and easy to care to backyard parties anywhere. Make a double batch to be sure you have enough to go around.

Product: 4th of July Dessert Recipes for Kids
Category: Fourth of July Fun - Cooking Activities


Slow Cooked Berry Dessert


  • 2 (12 oz.) bags frozen mixed berries
  • 1/2 C dried cranberries
  • 1/3 C of cranberry juice cocktail
  • 1/4 C quick cooking tapioca
  • 1/2 t cinnamon
  • 1 C sugar
  • 1/2 C baking mix
  • 3/4 C of granola
  • 5 almond biscotti cookies, crushed
  • 2 T butter melted


  1. Place the berries into the bottom of slow cooker.
  2. Add the dried cranberries and cranberry juice stirring to combine.
  3. Stir in the tapioca, cinnamon and sugar until well blended.
  4. Cover the slow cook the mixture on high for 2 hours or until the fruit is tender.
  5. Preset the oven temperature to 350 allowing the oven to preheat.
  6. Line a baking sheet with foil being sure to completely cover the sheet.
  7. Place the baking mix and granola into a mixing bowl.
  8. Add the crushed cookies and toss to combine.
  9. Pour the melted butter into the bowl and gently toss to cover all the ingredients well.
  10. Spread the mixture evenly onto the prepared baking sheet.
  11. Bake 15 minutes or until crisp and golden brown.
  12. Sprinkle the mixture over the fruit in the slow cooker after 2 hours.
  13. Turn the slow cooker to warm and enjoy.

Makes 8 servings

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