An elegant dessert for family, friends anytime that will wow them!
6 bosc pears with stems attached
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup pure maple syrup
1/2 cup tangerine or orange juice
2 teaspoons cornstarch
1 tablespoon butter
1 teaspoon grated orange peel
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
Slice off the bottom of each pear so they stand up straight. Peel the entire pear and use a core remover for the center of the pears from the bottom up leaving the stems in place.
Place pears upright in a lightly oil sprayed 4 to 5 quart slow cooker. Mix remaining ingredients in a bowl except orange juice and cornstarch. Pour over pears and cook for 3 to 4 1/2 hours on low or 2 to 3 1/2 hours on high (depending on the crockpot)cook until soft when pierced with a fork. If your in a hurry bake at 400 degree hot oven, until soft when pierce around an hour. Mix cornstarch and orange juice and add to the pot or pan if baking, cook till thickened around 10 minutes.