Chianti-Poached Pears

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 6 hr 10 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook: 6 hr
  • Yield: 6 servings
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4 underripe pears, peeled

1 medium orange, sliced

2 tablespoons mulling spices, Morton & Bassett®

1 bottle (750-milliliter) Chianti, Stella di Notte®

1 Cup packed brown sugar, Domino®/C&H®

Orange juice or water (optional)


  1. 1. Cut each pear in half and use a melon baller to remove core. Place pear halves in a 4- to 5-quart slow cooker. Add orange slices and mulling spices. In a bowl, stir together Chianti and brown sugar; pour over pears. Add orange juice or water (optional)
  2. 2. Cover slow cooker and cook on low heat setting for 6-8 hours or until pears can be easily pierced with a fork.
  3. Excerpted from the book, Sandra Lee Semi-Homemade Cocktail Time, by Sandra Lee
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