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Slow Cooker Poached Pears in White Wine
- Prep time15 Minutes
- Cook time:4 Hours
- Total time4 Hours & 15 Minutes
- 750ml (25.3 fl oz) white wine
- ½ cup sugar
- ½ Tbsp. vanilla essence
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- 10 cardamom pods
- 8 pears, peeled
- In a slow cooker, mix the sugar, white wine and vanilla.
- Add the cinnamon sticks, pears, and the cardamom pods.
- Cook for 4 hours on low or until the pears are tender.
- Serve the pears with a scoop or two of the poaching liquid.
- The sugar will dissolve over time so don’t worry if it is a bit grainy at the start of cooking.
- To achieve a syrup-like sauce you will need to remove roughly a cup of liquid from the slow cooker and reduce it in a saucepan by boiling it for five to ten minutes. Reducing the sauce will make the poaching liquid sweeter and more intense.
- Another method of thickening the liquid is to use a paste of cornstarch. You can make this paste by mixing one tablespoon of water with a tablespoon of cornstarch. Simply mix this into the poaching liquid, and it will thicken.
- You’re able to core and cut the pears in half if you wish to do so. Doing this will also radically reduce the cooking time by half.
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