Slow-Cooked Gingered Pears

“My slow cooker allows me to serve a heartwarming dessert without much effort. Topped with caramel sauce, these tender pears feature a surprise filling of nuts and brown sugar.” —Catherine Mueller, St. Paul, Minnesota

Slow-Cooked Gingered PearsPhoto: Taste of Home
Slow-Cooked Gingered Pears
Slow-Cooked Gingered Pears
Servings Prep Time Cook Time
6servings 35minutes 4hours
Servings Prep Time
6servings 35minutes
Cook Time
4hours
Ingredients
Portions: servings
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Ingredients
Portions: servings
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Instructions
  1. In a small bowl, combine the ginger, brown sugar, pecans and lemon zest. Using a melon baller or long-handled spoon, core pears to within 1/4 in. of bottom. Spoon ginger mixture into the center of each.
  2. Place pears upright in a 5-qt. slow cooker. Top each with butter. Cover and cook on low for 4-5 hours or until tender. Serve with ice cream and caramel topping if desired.
Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
1 each: 263 calories, 8g fat (3g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 43mg sodium, 52g carbohydrate (32g sugars, 6g fiber), 1g protein.