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Gingery Pears Poached in Green Tea Recipe

March 4, 2015 ‐ Sylvaine HughsonPosted by ‐ Under: Recipes


Enjoy this healthy & decadent dessert prepared effortlessly in your slow cooker – it’s perfect for entertaining guests on a cold winter’s day!


Gingery Pears Poached in Green Tea

Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Slow Cooker Time:  6 hours on low/ 3 hours on high
Serves: 8


4 cups boiling water

2 tablespoons green tea leaves

1 to 2 tablespoons grated ginger

1/2 cup liquid honey

1 teaspoon pure almond extract

1 teaspoon grated lemon zest

8 firm pears, such as Bosc, peeled, cored and cut into quarters lengthwise

Toasted almonds, optional

Vanilla-flavored yogurt, optional


1.  In a pot, combine boiling water and green tea leaves. Cover and let steep for 5 minutes. Strain through a fine sieve into slow cooker stoneware.

2.  Add ginger (season to taste), honey, almond extract and lemon zest and stir well. Add pears. Cover and cook on Low for 6 hours or on High for 3 hours, until pears are tender. Transfer to a serving bowl, cover and chill thoroughly. Serve garnished with toasted almonds and a dollop of yogurt, if using.

~Courtesy of The Healthy Slow Cooker by Judith Finlayson

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