Crockpot Bosc Pears in Tropical Orange Coconut Sauce Recipe with Video

Thursday, March 1, 2012

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
Grated coconut

 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.
Place pear in a dish, spoon sauce over the top. Sprinkle with coconut. Add a dollop of whipped cream. Serve warm.


  1. A simple and lovely dessert. Love the coconut sprinkles.

  2. I know I've been slow recently. Will catch up! haha... Btw, haven't had this kind of sweet dessert for a very long time. Yours definitely making me salivate.
    Hope you're having a fabulous day.

  3. Great combo of flavors here-very creative. I am now wondering how amazing this must taste! I do like cinnamon and orange, so this does get a thumbs up from me. Also, pears for dessert always make for an elegant presentation. Delicious!

  4. A tasteful and healthy dessert!xxx

  5. Beautiful, Claudia...such a lovely way to end a meal!

  6. Sounds Luke the kind of dessert you get in PEARadise. :-) Insert groans here. Love this tropical twist in poached pears with temperatures heading into upper 70's here it's a great day for this dessert.

  7. Very original. Brava, un dessert buono e delicato!

  8. Thanks for stopping by my blog today -- just became a follower of yours and was pleased to see all the crock pot recipes you've featured. I received a crock pot recently as a gift, so now I know what to cook with it. It's too perfect. Grazie mille!

  9. Love this. The addition of coconut is wonderful

  10. Simply beautiful! Such a great addition to the end of any meal!

  11. I loove baked/poached bears, so this looks utterly amazing to me :)

  12. Easy and elegant - just the way dessert should be!


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