Red Wine Poached Pears

Cook time

20 minutes

Serves

6

INGREDIENTS

  • Crock-Pot® Express Crock Multi-Cooker
  • 6 bosc pears, peeled, core removed
  • 2 cardamom pods, crushed
  • 2 cloves
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 vanilla bean, split
  • 3 cups red wine
  • ¼ cups caster sugar
  • 2 tbsp lemon zest
  • ½ cups thickened cream
  • 1 tbsp Cointreau
  • 2 tbsp soft icing sugar

METHOD

  • POACHED PEARS
  • Step 1 Place all pear ingredients except cream into cooking pot. Secure lid ensuring the steam release valve is in the seal (closed) position. Press DESSERT, set pressure to LOW, and set time to 15 minutes. Press START/STOP.
  • Step 2 Once cooking is complete, and the pressure has released, remove pears from sauce. Press BROWN/SAUTÉ, set temperature to HIGH, and then press START/STOP. Cook sauce until reduced by half. Serve pears with sauce and Cointreau Cream.
  • COINTREAU CREAM
  • Step 3 Whip thickened cream, Cointreau and soft icing sugar together until soft peaks form.

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