Coconut-Mocha Poached Pears

Tender, juicy pears get a just-sweet-enough sauce of chocolate, coconut milk, and coffee. Use your favorite pear and decaffeinated coffee if desired.

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  • Makes: 8 servings
  • Prep: to 20 mins
  • Slow Cook: 3 1/2 to 4 hours (low)
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Coconut-Mocha Poached Pears
Ingredients
6
medium ripe yet firm fresh pears
1/4
cup sugar
2
2/3
cup unsweetened light coconut milk
1/3
cup strong coffee
2
tablespoons coffee liqueur or strong coffee
 
Light frozen whipped dessert topping, thawed (optional)
 
Toasted coconut* (optional)
 
Grated chocolate (optional)
Directions
  1. Peel pears; quarter pears lengthwise and remove cores. Place pears in a 3 1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker. In a bowl stir together sugar and cocoa powder. Stir in coconut milk, coffee, and liqueur. Pour mixture over pears in cooker.
  2. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 3 1/2 to 4 hours or until pears are tender.
  3. Using a slotted spoon, transfer pears to dessert dishes. Spoon cooking liquid over pears. If desired, top with dessert topping; sprinkle with coconut and chocolate.
From the Test Kitchen
*

To toast coconut, preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spread coconut on a baking sheet. Bake for 5 to 10 minutes or until light brown, watching carefully and stirring once or twice.

Nutrition Facts (Coconut-Mocha Poached Pears )
    Per serving:
  • 125 kcal cal.,
  • 1 g fat
  • (1 g sat. fat,
  • 0 g polyunsaturated fat,
  • 0 g monounsatured fat),
  • 0 mg chol.,
  • 7 mg sodium,
  • 29 g carb.,
  • 4 g fiber,
  • 21 g sugar,
  • 1 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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