Crock Pot Maple-Sauced Pears

"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"
photo by Fairy Nuff photo by Fairy Nuff
photo by Fairy Nuff
photo by Fairy Nuff photo by Fairy Nuff
photo by Fairy Nuff photo by Fairy Nuff
Ready In:
3hrs 20mins




  • Peel pears.
  • Core pears from bottom, leaving stems attached.
  • Place pears upright in slow cooker.
  • Mix remaining ingredients except cornstarch and orange juice; pour over pears.
  • Cover and cook on high heat setting 2 to 2 1/2 hours or until tender.
  • Remove pears from cooker; place upright in serving dish or individual dessert dishes.
  • 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.
  • **Use 1/4 cup honey instead of the maple syrup for a change of pace.

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  1. 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).
  2. 8elbows
    This was tasty and a great way of making poached pears... but the color of my pears weren't quite as lovely as Fairy Nuff's. I used honey, so perhaps if I use maple syrup next time it will have a nicer color (and not be quite so sweet). The family did love the flavor, so I will definitely try again.
  3. 900759
    This recipe makes for a great dessert and it was easy to make, but I felt like there was something missing...something that could be paired with the pears that would compliment the flavor that would make it over the top.
  4. Mares C.
    Absolutely fabulous! Looks and taste! I followed the recipe all the way, taking the suggestion of honey vs maple syrup. Aroma and flavor were wonderful. A special dessert, but so simple. I am going to do this again, and "fool" around with the flavors a bit, just for variety...cause it's a regular keeper.
  5. Fairy Nuff
    Tish this truly is an elegant dessert-it also tastes wonderful. I love that I could make this and time it for exactly when I wanted dessert to be served. I didn't serve the pears with the cream (and icecream), just because I thought the pears looked gorgeous on the plates by themselves-I did follow the cooking part of the recipe to a T though. This is a dessert that I will happily be making again.


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