Caramelized Pears


Recipe courtesy of Southern Slow Cooker Bible

Serves 8

  • 4 large pears
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar 
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened 
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts 
  • 1/2 cup pear nectar
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • vanilla ice cream

Caramelized Pears

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Cut the pears in half lengthwise and remove the cores. Brush the cut edges with the lemon juice to prevent browning and set aside.

In a small bowl combine the brown sugar, butter, flour, cinnamon, salt, and pecans. Spoon into the core of the pears and place in a single layer in a lightly greased medium slow cooker with the stuffed side up.

Pour the nectar and honey in a jar with a tight-fitting lid. Shake to emulsify and drizzle evenly over the pears. Cover and cook on low for 2 1/2 hours. Serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Spoon extra warm nectar over the top of the ice cream.

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