Pears in Port Wine


Prep 20 min

Cook 3 hr 15 min

Serves 6


  • Bosc pears  6 with stems, peeled
  • lemon juice  2 teaspoons
  • ruby port  2/3 cup
  • brown sugar  1/2 cup, packed
  • salt  pinch
  • water  4 cups
  • cinnamon stick  1 (3-inch)


  1. Brush pears with lemon juice to prevent browning; place on their sides in 5- or 6-quart slow cooker. Whisk together port, brown sugar, and salt in small bowl. Add to slow cooker along with water and cinnamon stick. Cover and cook until pears are tender when pierced in stem end with small sharp knife. 2-1/2 – 3 hours on Low, gently turning pears over halfway through cooking time.
  2. With slotted spoon, carefully transfer pears to covered container. Pour cooking liquid into large saucepan and bring to boil over high heat. Boil, swirling pan occasionally, until reduced to ¾ cup, 12-15 minutes (sauce will be consistency of light syrup). Transfer sauce to separate covered container. Let pears and sauce cool completely. Cover and refrigerate at least 4 hours or up to 3 days.
  3. Place pears on 6 dessert plates. Top evenly with sauce.

Pears in Port Wine

3 Hours 15 Minutes

20 Minutes

Poaching pear in a slow cooker with port wine is easy and deepens the flavors.



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