• 2 1/2 c. apple cider
  • 1/4 c. brown sugar
  • 1/2 c. sugar
  • 1/2 c. orange juice
  • 2 tsp. orange zest
  • 3 whole cloves
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise
  • 6 Bosc pears, peeled, halved and cored

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Try this dessert at your next dinner party.  The pears are poached in a hot cider and then chilled.  Slow Cooker Apple Cider Pears is really a nice ending to a great meal.

  1. Combine the cider, sugars, orange juice, orange zest, cloves, cinnamon stick and vanilla bean in crock.
  2. Cover.   Crock on High for 1 hour, or until sugar is fully dissolved.
  3. Add the pears to the cider mixture, re-cover and crock another 2 hours on Low, turning the pears once during cooking.
  4. Remove the pears carefully and transfer to a serving plate or a shallow dish.
  5. Strain the poaching liquid into a saucepan, stirring over medium-high heat; reduce the liquid by half until thick and syrupy.
  6. Pour the reduced sauce over the pears and chill in the refrigerator a few hours before serving.

Happy Crocking!

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Slow cooker apple pear


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