Crock Pot Maple-Sauced Pears

READY IN: 3hrs 20mins
Recipe by Tish

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

Top Review by richsaralex

Lovely, simple recipe with wonderful flavours. I am making this for the second time tonight, as it is a family favourite. The sauce is VERY rich, but this can be tempered with cream. I have only tried making it with maple syrup, but I will say that my pears did go the lovely golden colour as in the picture (I did spoon the sauce over them several times during cooking though).

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Peel pears.
  2. Core pears from bottom, leaving stems attached.
  3. Place pears upright in slow cooker.
  4. Mix remaining ingredients except cornstarch and orange juice; pour over pears.
  5. Cover and cook on high heat setting 2 to 2 1/2 hours or until tender.
  6. Remove pears from cooker; place upright in serving dish or individual dessert dishes.
  7. Mix cornstarch and orange juice; stir into sauce in cooker.
  8. Cover and cook on high heat setting about 10 minutes or until sauce is thickened.
  9. Spoon sauce over pears.
  10. **Use 1/4 cup honey instead of the maple syrup for a change of pace.

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