“These warm spiced pears elevate slow cooking to a new level of elegance, yet they’re incredibly easy to make. Your friends won’t believe this fancy-looking dessert came from a slow cooker.” —Elizabeth Hanes, Peralta, New Mexico
Photo: Taste of Home
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- 6 medium ripe pears
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1/3 cup Burgundy wine or grape juice
- 3 tbsp orange marmalade
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
- dash salt
- vanilla ice cream
- Peel pears, leaving stems intact. Core from the bottom. Stand pears upright in a 5-qt. slow cooker. In a small bowl, combine the sugar, wine or grape juice, marmalade, lemon juice, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Carefully pour over pears.
- Cover and cook on low for 3-4 hours or until tender. To serve, drizzle pears with sauce and garnish with vanilla ice cream.