Crock Pot Pears and Oatmeal

READY IN: 8hrs 15mins
Recipe by Galley Wench

I've converted my Baked Pears to a breakfast crock pot recipe What a tasty way to start the day (and I don't even like oatmeal)! Apples could be substituted. Sometimes I substitute equal parts of homemade granola for some of the oatmeal! Be sure to use steel cut oatmeal, as rolled oatmeal will cook too quickly. Do not use the large 6 qt. crock pots for this recipe, and if you cut the recipe in 1/2 use one of the mini-crock pots.

Top Review by Um Safia

Made & reviewed for ZWT 4 - Kumquat's Kookin' Kaboodles! I used a mix of pears & apples for this & also added a few pieces of preserved ginger, the combination worked perfectly for our tastes. I also used 1/2 cup of sugar instead of 3/4 cup.....I topped the oatmeal with a handful of chopped walnuts & pecans & a tiny drizzle of maple syrup (just for an added flavour - the oatmeal doesn't need any extra sweetness). Thanks Galley Wench for a great recipe :)

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Cut pears in half and core, do not peel.
  2. Combine oats, sugar, raisins/craisins, spices and butter until crumbly.
  3. Stuff pears.
  4. Place pears in crock pot, layering if necessary, sprinkling excess oats on top.
  5. Pour apple juice over pears.
  6. Place crock pot on low and cook for 6-8 hours.
  7. Sprinkle top with nuts.
  8. Cool slightly before serving.

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