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Slow-Cooker Maple-Sauced Pears

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Slow-Cooker Maple-Sauced Pears
  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 50 min
  • Servings 6
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Create a pear dessert in your slow cooker that can't compare. Slow cooked pears in a buttery maple sauce are a showstopper!

Ingredients

6
pears
1/2
cup packed brown sugar
1/3
cup maple-flavored syrup
1
tablespoon butter or margarine, melted
1
teaspoon orange peel
1/8
teaspoon ground ginger
1
tablespoon cornstarch
2
tablespoons orange juice

Directions

  • 1 Peel pears. Core pears from bottom, leaving stems attached. Place pears upright in 3 1/2- to 5-quart slow cooker.
  • 2 Mix remaining ingredients except cornstarch and orange juice; pour over pears.
  • 3 Cover and cook on high heat setting 2 to 2 1/2 hours or until tender.
  • 4 Remove pears from cooker; place upright in serving dish or individual dessert dishes.
  • 5 Mix cornstarch and orange juice; stir into sauce in cooker. Cover and cook on high heat setting about 10 minutes or until sauce is thickened. Spoon sauce over pears. <BR><BR><B>Note:</B> This recipe was tested in slow cookers with heating elements in the side and bottom of the cooker, not in cookers that stand only on a heated base. For slow cookers with just a heated base, follow the manufacturer’s directions for layering ingredients and choosing a temperature.
Tips  

(Total time will vary with appliance and setting.)

Serve an elegant dessert! Place each pear upright on a pretty dessert plate. Spoon the sauce around the pears, and sprinkle with chopped toasted nuts or coconut. Spoon a big dollop of soft whipped cream alongside the pears, and garnish the plate with a twisted orange slice.

For a honey of a pear, use 1/4 cup honey instead of the maple syrup for a sweet change of pace.

Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
225
(
Calories from Fat
25
)
Daily Value
Total Fat
2 g
(
Saturated Fat
1 g
)
Cholesterol
5 mg
Sodium
40 mg
Potassium
250 mg
Total Carbohydrate
54 g
(
Dietary Fiber
3 g
)
Protein
1 g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%
2%
Vitamin C
6%
6%
Calcium
2%
2%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
3 1/2 Fruit;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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