Slow Cooked Gingered Pears

I love simple yet delicious desserts.  This one takes the cake.   Serve it with some fresh vanilla ice cream and you are set to impress!

Slow Cooked Gingered Pears
 
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • ½ cup finely chopped crystallized ginger
  • ¼ cup packed brown sugar
  • ¼ cup chopped pecans
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
  • 6 medium Bartlett or D'Anjou pears
  • 2 tablespoons butter, cubed or margarine
  • Vanilla ice cream and caramel ice cream topping, optional
Instructions
  1. In a small bowl, combine the ginger, brown sugar, pecans and lemon peel. Using a melon baller or long-handled spoon, core pears to within ¼-in. of bottom. Spoon ginger mixture into the center of each.
  2. Place pears upright in a 5-qt. slow cooker. Top each with butter. Cover and cook on low for 4-5 hours or until pears are tender. Serve with ice cream and caramel topping if desired. Yield: 6 servings.

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