Wine Pears

I absolutely enjoy creating this recipe as it combines two of my favorite things.... wine and my slow cooker.

These warm spiced pears elevate slow cooking to a new level of elegance, yet they're incredibly easy to make. Your friends won't believe this fancy-looking dessert came from a slow cooker.


  • 6 medium ripe pears
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup white wine 
  • 3 tablespoons orange marmalade
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Dash salt
  • Vanilla ice cream


  • Peel pears, leaving stems intact. Core from the bottom. Stand pears upright in a 5-qt. slow cooker. In a small bowl, combine the sugar, wine, marmalade, lemon juice, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Carefully pour over pears.
  • Cover and cook on low for 3-4 hours or until tender. To serve, drizzle pears with sauce and garnish with vanilla ice cream.