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Candied Ginger Poached Pears

Updated on February 3, 2012

Crock-Pot Poaching

When you think of cooking with a crock-pot most people think it every day foods that people put in the pot to make a quick and easy meal, but what if you can make your crock-pot can make you some delicious tasty but fancy food that they do in most five star restaurants......Well that time is now.

Using the crock-pot I'm going to use it for poaching ......that's right poaching, using the crock-pot I'm going to show you how to wow your family and friends by poaching pears, but were going to take them up a notch by candying them with ginger and adding a touch of cinnamon just to stir things up, so come on and follow me and try this recipe and you will love the out-come .....remember set-it and forget-it...then enjoy.

Candied Ginger Poached Pears

Candied Ginger Poached Pears


3 cups water

1 1/4 of cup sugar

12 slices fresh ginger, sliced thinly

2 whole cinnamon sticks

1 tablespoon candied ginger

6 Anjou pears, peeled and cored


Combine water, sugar, ginger, cinnamon and candied ginger, if desired, in 6 to 7 quart crock-pot slower cooker. Add pears then cover, cook on low 4 to 6 hours or on high 1 1/2 to 2 hours.

I suggest you slow cook then on a low setting but the high setting will work also.

Remove pears. Cook syrup, uncovered, 30 minutes or until thickened let cool then drizzle the syrup over the pears.

This dish is very simple to make but very delicate so be careful but enjoy.


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    • Handicapped Chef profile image

      Handicapped Chef 5 years ago from Radcliff Ky

      Thank you so much people really dont think that you can use your crock-pot to do really delicate things and have great taste.

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      Twila Nelson 5 years ago from Carmichael, California

      I think the aroma will be as fantastic as the pears themselves. Thank you for a wonderful and useful recipe.