Slow Cooker Tequila Poached Pears Recipe

Slow Cooker Tequila Poached Pears Recipe
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Slow Cooker Tequila Poached Pears Recipe

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It's an unusual dessert to make with tequila, but it is deliciously refreshing with fresh pears and mint. Bring out this creative sweet when you want to impress dinner guests. —Nancy Heishman, Las Vegas, Nevada
MAKES:
8 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. Cook:4 hours
MAKES:
8 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. Cook:4 hours

Ingredients

  • 2 cups water
  • 1 can (11.3 ounces) pear nectar
  • 1 cup tequila
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons grated lime peel
  • 1 cinnamon stick (3 inches)
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 8 whole Anjou pears, peeled
  • Sweetened whipped cream
  • Fresh mint leaves

Directions

In a large saucepan, combine the first eight ingredients. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat; boil 2 minutes, stirring constantly.
Place pears in a 4- or 5-qt. slow cooker; add liquid. Cook, covered, on low until tender, 4-5 hours. Remove cinnamon stick and discard. Pour 3 cups cooking liquid in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil; cook, uncovered, until liquid is reduced to 1 cup, about 20 minutes.
Halve pears lengthwise and core them. Serve with sauce, whipped cream and mint leaves. Yield: 8 servings
Originally published as Slow Cooker Tequila Poached Pears in Taste of Home Everyday Slow Cooker & One Dish Recipes Annual 2017, p78

  • 2 cups water
  • 1 can (11.3 ounces) pear nectar
  • 1 cup tequila
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons grated lime peel
  • 1 cinnamon stick (3 inches)
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 8 whole Anjou pears, peeled
  • Sweetened whipped cream
  • Fresh mint leaves
  1. In a large saucepan, combine the first eight ingredients. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat; boil 2 minutes, stirring constantly.
  2. Place pears in a 4- or 5-qt. slow cooker; add liquid. Cook, covered, on low until tender, 4-5 hours. Remove cinnamon stick and discard. Pour 3 cups cooking liquid in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil; cook, uncovered, until liquid is reduced to 1 cup, about 20 minutes.
  3. Halve pears lengthwise and core them. Serve with sauce, whipped cream and mint leaves. Yield: 8 servings
Originally published as Slow Cooker Tequila Poached Pears in Taste of Home Everyday Slow Cooker & One Dish Recipes Annual 2017, p78

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