Cook Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours
Yield: Serves 4 to 6
- 4 to 6 Bosc pears, or Anjou (whatever your slow cooker will hold upright)
- 1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
- 3/4 cup orange juice
- 1/2 cup red wine or Port
- 1 cinnamon stick, about 3 inches
In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, juice, and wine. Break the cinnamon stick into 2 pieces and place in the slow cooker. Pour the juice mixture over the pears.
Cover the slow cooker and cook on LOW for 4 hours, or until the pears are tender when pierced with a skewer or tip of a knife. Or, cook on HIGH for about 2 hours.
Uncover the slow cooker and let the pears cool, basting frequently. Arrange the pears on a serving dish. Put the juices in a saucepan and simmer for 5 to 8 minutes, until reduced and flavors are more concentrated. Pour the juices over the pears.
Refrigerate for an hour or more, until well chilled.
Serve with whipped cream or cheese.
Serves 4 to 6.