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Butterscotch Pears

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Cook: 2 hours

Makes

8 servings

This grand finale simmers during dinner and impresses as soon as you bring it to the table. Serve as is, or with vanilla ice cream and a slice of pound cake. Leftover pear nectar is heavenly when added to sparkling wine or simply poured over ice. —Theresa Kreyche, Tustin, California
Butterscotch Pears Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 4 large firm pears
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup pear nectar
  • 2 tablespoons honey

Directions

  1. Cut pears in half lengthwise; remove cores. Brush pears with lemon juice. In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, butter, flour, cinnamon and salt; stir in pecans. Spoon into pears; place in a 4-qt. slow cooker.
  2. Combine pear nectar and honey; drizzle over pears. Cover and cook on low for 2-3 hours or until pears are tender. Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts

1 stuffed pear half: 209 calories, 10g fat (3g saturated fat), 11mg cholesterol, 109mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (24g sugars, 4g fiber), 1g protein.

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