The slow cooker isn’t just for dinner recipes anymore, and this homey bread pudding from our test kitchens proves it. Leftover French bread gets coated in a rich cinnamon-and-nutmeg-scented custard for a no-fuss dessert that will quickly become a new household favorite. All you have to do is toss cubes of French bread and raisins with a mixture made from milk, eggs, sugar, butter, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla and salt and turn on your slow cooker—it’s that easy.
Once you’ve mastered this treat, try any one of these 10 easy recipes you didn’t know you could make in a slow cooker—from French toast and cake to bread and Chex mix. There’s no limit to what this trusty kitchen appliance can do!