Who doesn't love the taste of maple syrup? Okay, Hubs doesn't, but this is an easy and tasty recipe for the rest of us out there who loves the taste...
Pears in Maple Sauce
6 pears, peeled, cored from the bottom, leaving stem in place
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
1/3 cup maple syrup (can use maple flavored syrup)
1 Tablespoon butter, melted
1 teaspoon orange zest
1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
1 Tablespoon cornstarch
2 Tablespoons orange juice (I use fresh squeezed from the orange I got the zest from)
Place pears in crock pot...making sure the stems are all facing upwards. Mix remaining ingredients (not sauce) and pour over pears. Cover and cook on HIGH for 2 hours (may need to cook longer...you want your pears to be tender). Using a large spoon, remove pears from crockpot and place on a platter...make sure stems are still in upright position.
Pour sauce ingredients into crock pot and stir to mix. Cover and cook on HIGH for about 10 minutes or until thickened. Spoon sauce over pears and serve.
*I like to put my pears into individual serving bowls instead of on a platter. This way they are ready to serve...
Happy Slow Cooking! Enjoy and Hugs....
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