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Slow Cooker Poached Pears

Oh dear, I DO love pears. I loved poached pears, but it always seemed like such a chore. Until I discovered you can poach them in the slow cooker. Yes, please.

Slow Cooker Poached Pears

Here’s how you do it, and the recipe is below the video.

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Slow Cooker Poached Pears
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Easy way to poach pears. Oh, and it's delish.
Serves: 4
  • 4 pears
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • Pinch of cinnamon
  • Special equipment: Slow Cooker (I like this one and this one)
  1. Wash, peel, cut in half and core all the pears.
  2. Toss pears, brown sugar and cinnamon together in the slow cooker.
  3. Place all pears cut side down in the slow cooker.
  4. Cover and cook on high for 90 minutes. Check the pears by sliding a knife into one of them. If it goes in and out smoothly, it's DONE!
  5. Put them in a bowl and eat. Or add ice cream and eat. No matter what, EAT them.
I was completely inspired by this Real Simple recipe, and adapted it from there:



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[…] Slow Cooked Poached Pears – Oh my goodness, these are delicious! My friend Brandie over Spoon and Saucer mentioned how easy this recipe is and we had a bag full of pears that were quickly going from not-quite-ripe to mush so we gave it a try. While they were completely tasty on their own, I put them over vanilla bean ice cream and topped the pears with homemade salted caramel sauce for an extra-special treat. This is definitely a fall favorite around here! […]

Naw Brah

Did you ever give the maple syrup a try? Enjoyed the video. Not a straight sugar fan though.

Brandie Kajino

Glad you enjoyed the video! 🙂
I haven’t tried it only because I think it would be too much liquid. Try coconut sugar, or even maple crystals if you can find them. If your pears are juicy enough, you may be able to cook it without sugar at all. Then maybe drizzle afterward? Let me know what you discover!

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