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Slow Cooker Poached Pears

Slow cooker poached pears are a delicious sweet treat and a great way to finish off a nice dinner. In this recipe I use a few different spices and some red wine to poach the pears in.

This is probably one of my favourite slow cooker desserts the tender succulent pears are just a great way to finish your meal off. I personally love to enjoy these with some vanilla bean ice-cream or some double cream.

The pears also make for a great breakfast so if you have any leftover from dessert then just keep them in the fridge covered in the poaching liquid. I personally love to slice them up and have them with some muesli and yogurt.

You can easily substitute the red wine for white wine if that’s what you prefer. You should basically get a very similar result but white wine tends to be a bit sweeter. It really just comes down to what you prefer.

If you want to see how this recipe is done, then be sure to check out the video I prepared below. It goes through all the steps to making these delicious poached pears in red wine. If you do love the video, then be sure to subscribe so you’re kept up to date.

Slow Cooker Poached Pears Recipe


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Cooking Tips:

If you don’t have the time to wait for the syrup to thicken up by boiling it, then a simple cornflour and water mix will thicken it up really fast. Mix in a small bowl 1 tbsp. of water and 1 tbsp. of cornflour and pour this in the syrup that’s in the pot at step 5. It should thicken up really fast, cook this for about 2-3 minutes.
If you core and half the pears, then you will only need to cook the pears for half the time.
Don’t stress about the sugar not being dissolved at the start. You will find after 4 hours of slow cooking the sugar would have well and truly dissolved into our wine mix.

Nutritional Information:

If you’re being careful with what you eat then you might find the nutritional information below very handy. Keep in mind this information is an estimate but will hopefully give you a good indication of whether you should make this dessert or not. This also assume that you have a portion of the poaching liquid, if you don’t then these values will be lower. It also assumes you use 6 pears.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 385g
Servings Per Container 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories 320 Calories from Fat 3.6
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.4g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 11mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 53.8g 18%
Dietary Fiber 7g 28%
Sugars 38.4g
Protein 1g 2%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

I hope you love this slow cooker poached pears in red wine recipe as much as I did. If you do have a variation, feedback or anything else that you would love to share then please feel free to leave a comment below.

I use a 5.5L/6 Quart slow cooker for all the recipes that I have on this website unless specified. If you have a smaller or larger slow cooker then you might need to adjust the ingredients.

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