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Slow-Cooker Spiced Poached Pears

slow-cooker spiced poached pears Dessert
Slow-Cooker Spiced Poached Pears
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 3 hr 35 min
  • Ingredients 9
  • Servings 6

Add these slow cooked spiced pears to your dessert table.

Updated February 25, 2014

Ingredients

  • 6
    firm ripe Anjou pears (2 3/4 lb), peeled
  • 1
    bottle (500 ml) Vin Santo or other sweet dessert wine
  • 1/2
    cup sugar
  • 1/3
    cup fresh orange juice
  • 1
    vanilla bean (3 inch), split lengthwise
  • 1/4
    teaspoon juniper berries
  • 1
    cinnamon stick (3 inch)
  • 6
    tablespoons crème fraîche, if desired
  • Ground cinnamon, if desired

Steps

  • 1
    Remove cores from blossom ends of pears, leaving stem end intact. If necessary, cut about 1/4 inch from base of pear so it sits flat.
  • 2
    Spray 5-quart oval slow cooker with cooking spray. In slow cooker, stir wine, sugar and orange juice until sugar is dissolved. Scrape seeds from vanilla bean; stir seeds and bean into wine mixture. Add juniper berries and cinnamon stick. Arrange pears in wine mixture.
  • 3
    Cover; cook on High heat setting 3 hours.
  • 4
    Remove pears from cooking liquid; set aside. Pour cooking liquid through strainer into 2-quart saucepan; discard vanilla bean, juniper berries and cinnamon stick. Heat to boiling; boil 20 minutes or until reduced to 1 cup.
  • 5
    To serve, cut pears in half; place in dessert plates. Drizzle sauce evenly over pears. Top with crème fraîche and ground cinnamon.
 

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
210
% Daily Value
Total Fat
0g
0%
Saturated Fat
0g
0%
Sodium
5mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
43g
0%
Dietary Fiber
6g
0%
Protein
0g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
2 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate;
Carbohydrate Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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