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Wine-Poached Pears

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Cook: 3 hours


12 servings

These pears look beautiful on a plate. The rosy color and wonderful flavor set the scene for a memorable holiday dinner. —Patricia Stiehr, Eureka, Missouri


  • 2 cups port wine
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 6 medium Bosc pears, peeled


  1. Place wine, sugar and lemon zest in a 5-qt. slow cooker; stir until sugar dissolves. Add pears.
  2. Cook, covered, on low 3-4 hours or until pears are tender, turning pears halfway through cooking. Using a slotted spoon, remove pears; cut into slices (save cooking liquid for another use).

Nutrition Facts

1 serving: 74 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 1mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 3g fiber), 0 protein.

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