Slow-Cooker Caramel-Maple Pears

Smother slow cooked pears in a delicious caramel and maple sauce. Mmmm.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 45 min
  • Servings 6

Ingredients

6
yellow- or red-skinned pears, cored from bottom leaving stems attached
1
cup caramel ice cream topping
1/3
cup real maple syrup
Grated lemon peel
  • 1 Spray 5- to 6-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Place pears upright in cooker. (If all pears do not fit in bottom of cooker, place remaining pears suspended between 2 others in cooker.)
  • 2 In small bowl, mix ice cream topping and syrup; pour over pears.
  • 3 Cover; cook on High heat setting 2 hours 30 minutes to 3 hours 30 minutes.
  • 4 Remove pears from cooker; place upright on serving plate or in individual dessert dishes. Spoon about 1/4 cup topping mixture over each pear; sprinkle with lemon peel.

Expert Tips

Add an additional layer of flavor by stirring in 1/2 cup of raisins or orange-flavored dried cranberries with the ice cream topping. Drizzle a little cream over the sauce that falls onto the plate.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
310
(
Calories from Fat
0),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
0g
0%
(Saturated Fat
0g,
0%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
190mg
190%;
Total Carbohydrate
76g
76%
(Dietary Fiber
6g
6%
  Sugars
55g
55%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
6%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 1/2 Fruit; 3 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
5
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.