Christmas Slow Cooker Recipes To Save You Time

Check out my collection of Christmas slow cooker recipes to save you time!

Using your slow cooker or crockpot this Christmas is a great way to save time and gain on cooking space!Why would you not put your slow cooker into use this Christmas when you can use it:

to make fudge and sweet treats as gifts for your family and friends

for treats on cold winter days over the holidays

to save time on Christmas Day whether to prepare your Christmas breakfast or to help with your main Christmas dinner.

Slow cooker surrounded by Christmassy decorations.

Edible Gifts

Slow cooker fudge is easy to make and safe for children to make with you if they want to lend a hand for a fun Christmas activity.

You can make a whole host of fudge flavours in your crockpot too, adding in whichever chocolate, candy or nuts you like!

Fudge makes a great edible gift for Christmas, and Amaretto fudge is a great gift for adults.

Slow Cooker Amaretto Raisin and Almond Fudge
Slow Cooker Amaretto Raisin and Almond Fudge
A boozy fudge perfect for gifting over the holidays
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Boozy salted caramel fudge is another recipe which is great to give to adult family and friends.

Boozy slow cooker salted caramel fudge side view
Boozy Slow Cooker Salted Caramel Fudge
A festive fudge you can make in your crockpot
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White chocolate fudge with pistachio and raspberry is colourful and festive.

Slow Cooker White Chocolate Fudge with Pistachio and Raspberry
Perfect for an edible gift this Christmas
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Candy cane fudge is an easy option that kids are sure to love!

Slow cooker candy cane fudge
Slow Cooker Candy Cane Chocolate Fudge
A festive slow cooker chocolate fudge recipe, with candy canes
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Slow CookerChristmasBreakfasts

When there is Christmas wrapping to be done, Christmas cards to write, mince pies to bake and Christmas shopping to get done, it can feel overwhelming!But you can get ahead and save time by popping a breakfast recipe in your slow cooker while you decorate and wrap.

These recipes are great for the holiday period or for Christmas and Boxing Day themselves.

Slow cooker surrounded by Christmas decorations and utensils.

We love to get organised by preparing some chocolate chip scones, fruity mincemeat swirls or cranberry bread which is great toasted for breakfast.

A large chocolate chip scone is great as a tear and share option where everyone can help themselves.

Slow cooker chocolate chip scones
Brilliant breakfast idea or as an afternoon treat
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Mincemeat swirls with brandy glaze are another good option for sharing with a crowd.

Slow cooker mincemeat swirls
Slow Cooker Mincemeat Swirls
Perfect for breakfast over the holidays, these mincemeat-filled swirls using mince pie filling with a simple scone mixture and bake in a couple of hours, filling the house with festive fragrances! The brandy glaze will add an extra twist for the adults
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Cranberry bread is deliciously fruity with festive flavours.

Slow Cooker Cranberry Soda bread
Slow Cooker Cranberry Soda Bread
A sweet soda bread baked in the slow cooker with festive cranberries studded in the loaf
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Christmas Sweet Favourites

On a chilly evening over the run-up to Christmas and also on Christmas Eve I also love to prepare some sweet treats and hot drinks to keep me and my family fuelled for hitting the shops to find the perfect gift.

Extra thick and creamy Italian style hot chocolate really hits the spot, and I can make a batch for a hot chocolate station in the slow cooker for my family to help themselves.

Extra thick and creamy slow cooker hot chocolate
Extra Thick and Creamy Slow Cooker Hot Chocolate
An extremely thick and creamy Italian style hot chocolate made in your slow cooker
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Christmas cake is of course the British Christmas fruit cake which families have been enjoying for generations. My slow cooker Christmas cake recipe is a from scratch traditional style recipe.

Due to this it has loads more flavour and a better texture than three ingredient slow cooker Christmas cakes which are made using chocolate milk or Baileys. It will also keep for longer than them.

You can either make this cake in advance and feed with alcohol, then ice nearer to Christmas.
Or if you prefer you can just make it in the run-up to Christmas and eat right away!

Slow Cooker Christmas Cake
Slow Cooker Christmas Cake
My slow cooker Christmas cake recipe is simply my own twist on a traditional Christmas cake recipe, using my preferred dried fruit and without nuts. I soaked my fruit in tea rather than alcohol as I prefer to drink alcohol in liquid form at Christmas!
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Banana bread is a great snacking option for winter days. Spices make your kitchen smell delicious as it bakes!

Slow Cooker Banana Bread
A simple banana bread baked in the crockpot, spiced with winter spices, with cream cheese frosting, great for the autumn and winter
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Gingerbread is of course a favourite flavour for the winter. This gingerbread pudding is a steamed sponge pudding (cake) which makes a delicious wintry dessert!

Slow Cooker Gingerbread Pudding
Slow Cooker Gingerbread Pudding
A gingerbread flavoured pudding steamed in the slow cooker
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Slow cooker mulled wine from Tinned Tomatoes is just perfect for the cold winter weather both before and after Christmas!

Slow Cooker Mulled Wine
A simple recipe for mulled wine made in a the slow cooker and kept warm for your guests. The perfect winter warmer.
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Slow cooker spiced pear juicefrom Recipes from a Pantry is a great family friendly warming drink.

Slow Cooker Spiced Pear Juice
A slow cooker spiced pear juice (crockpot pear juice) that can be prepared ahead of time for long lazy brunches in the cold months.
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Christmas Dinner Slow Cooker Recipes

Using your crockpot on Christmas Day for the main event will save you oven space, so you can cram more sides in the oven. By moving your preparation to earlier in the day youll also have time for more pressing jobs or to savour a moment of peace!

Turkey breast or turkey crown is of course the centre of your meal on Christmas Day. Cook it in 5 hours in your slow cooker, you could even start it off the night before!

Slow Cooker Turkey Crown
Slow Cooker Turkey Crown
A turkey breast or crown cooked with a delicious rub with smoked paprika and herbs in your slow cooker, hassle free!
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A baked ham, or gammon, is a good option if you need to feed additional people, and for Boxing Day. This maple glazed ham is delicious hot or cold.

Slow Cooker Gammon Glazed with Maple Syrup
Slow Cooker Maple-Glazed Gammon
Make your Christmas gammon or ham in your slow cooker, maple syrup adds amazing flavour
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Mincemeat pudding made with sweet mincemeat (no meat here!) is a delicious alternative to Christmas pudding that the whole family will love.

Slow Cooker Mincemeat Pudding
Slow Cooker Mincemeat Pudding
A festive simple slow cooker steamed pudding with a spiced sponge cooked with rich mincemeat swirled through it, ideal as an alternative to Christmas pudding
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Slow cooker mashed butternut squashfrom Recipes from a Pantry is a great option for a Christmas side dish.

Crockpot Mashed Butternut Squash
Crockpot Mashed Butternut Squash is the perfect cozy side dish to complement your weeknight dinners, fall gatherings, Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners, plus all of your other holiday meals. It is a family-friendly, colorful, vibrant, delicious and healthy mash that is easy to make in your slow cooker.
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I hope my collection of Christmas slow cooker recipes has given you inspiration on ways to save time over Christmas and will help ease your burden a little. Whether you put your crockpot in use to make foodie gifts for work mates or so you can feed more people at Christmas dinner it is definitely a helping hand you should rely on!

If you make any of these recipes this Christmas tag me @bakingqueen74 in your creations or share them on my Facebook page. Id love to hear about it!

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