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Burgundy Pears

 Burgundy Pears
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
6 ServingsPrep: 10 min. Cook: 3 hours


  • 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


  • 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 whipped cream cheese.
  • Yield: 6 servings.