Slow-Cooker Maple-Sauced Pears

Slow-Cooker Maple-Sauced Pears

Create a pear dessert in your slow cooker that can't compare. Slow cooked pears in a buttery maple sauce are a showstopper!

Prep Time

10

Minutes

Total Time

2:50

Hrs:Mins

Makes

6

servings

6
pears
1/2
cup packed brown sugar
1/3
cup maple-flavored syrup
1
tablespoon butter or margarine, melted
1
teaspoon orange peel
1/8
teaspoon ground ginger
1
tablespoon cornstarch
2
tablespoons orange juice
  1. Peel pears. Core pears from bottom, leaving stems attached. Place pears upright in 3 1/2- to 5-quart slow cooker.
  2. Mix remaining ingredients except cornstarch and orange juice; pour over pears.
  3. Cover and cook on high heat setting 2 to 2 1/2 hours or until tender.
  4. Remove pears from cooker; place upright in serving dish or individual dessert dishes.
  5. 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.

    Note: This recipe was tested in slow cookers with heating elements in the side and bottom of the cooker, not in cookers that stand only on a heated base. For slow cookers with just a heated base, follow the manufacturer’s directions for layering ingredients and choosing a temperature.
Makes 6 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
footnote
(Total time will vary with appliance and setting.)
Special Touch
Serve an elegant dessert! Place each pear upright on a pretty dessert plate. Spoon the sauce around the pears, and sprinkle with chopped toasted nuts or coconut. Spoon a big dollop of soft whipped cream alongside the pears, and garnish the plate with a twisted orange slice.
Variation
For a honey of a pear, use 1/4 cup honey instead of the maple syrup for a sweet change of pace.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 225
    • (Calories from Fat 25 ),
  • Total Fat 2 g
    • (Saturated Fat 1 g,),
  • Cholesterol 5 mg;
  • Sodium 40 mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 54 g
    • (Dietary Fiber 3 g,
  • Protein 1 g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 3 1/2 Fruit;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.