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Slow cooker spiced pears

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    Slow cooker spiced pears Heart Smart Gluten Free Low Sodium

    Pears are a great source of soluble fiber, a type of fiber that may help to promote heart health.

    Ingredients

    6 medium pears
    2 cups white grape juice
    1/2 cup sugar
    1/3 cup orange juice
    2 sprigs fresh rosemary
    1 stick cinnamon
    6 tablespoons non-dairy whipped topping
    1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg

    Directions

    1. Remove the core from the bottom of each pear, leaving the stem in place.
    2. In the slow cooker, combine the grape juice, sugar, orange juice, rosemary and cinnamon stick. Stir until sugar dissolves. Place pears upright in slow cooker and cook on low for 3 hours.
    3. Remove pears from slow cooker. Cut pears in half. Place each half on a dessert plate.
    4. Using a fine-mesh strainer, pour the liquid from the slow cooker into a medium saucepan. Throw away the solids. Simmer for 20 minutes or until liquid (sauce) reduces to about 1 cup.
    5. Drizzle about 1 1/2 tablespoons sauce over each pear half. Serve with whipped topping and a sprinkle of nutmeg.

    Makes 12 servings

    Carb choices per serving: 2

    Pears

    Try using Anjou, Bosc or Bartlett pears for this recipe ― they’re great for cooking!

    Nutrition Facts