Pear and Cherry Buckle (for the slow cooker)(reader recipe!)

1 can cherry pie filling
1 can pears in light syrup
1 box yellow cake mix
1 stick of  unsalted butter
1/4 cup Almond slices
1 packet Maple and Brown Sugar instant oats
1 tsp Almond extract
cooking spray
paper towels
Spray inside of crock pot. Fill with cherry pie filling and pears. (cut up the pears into bite size pieces) Add 1 tsp almond extract. Stir together. Pour the entire box of dry cake mix over the top of the fruity mixture. Do Not stir. The cake mix will absorb the juices from the fruit mixture. Cut stick of butter into pats and drop evenly over the dry cake mix. Sprinkle entire oatmeal packet over butter. Sprinkle almond slices over oatmeal. Cover top of crock pot with 8 paper towels to catch steam/moisture. Place lid on crock pot. Cook on low for 4 to 4 1/2 hours. Do not lift the lid of the crock pot for the first 3 hours or it will not turn out right.
Serve with vanilla ice cream or whipped topping.
I make this at least once a month!