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Burgundy Pears Recipe
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Burgundy Pears Recipe

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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
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 3 hours
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 3 hours
MAKES: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 6 medium ripe pears
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup Burgundy wine or grape juice
  • 3 tablespoons orange marmalade
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Dash salt
  • Whipped cream cheese

Directions

  1. 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.
  2. Cover and cook on low for 3-4 hours or until tender. To serve, drizzle pears with sauce and garnish with whipped cream cheese. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Burgundy Pears in Quick Cooking January/February 2004, p31

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