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Pears in Lemon Cream Sauce

Makes: 6 servings
Prep Slow Cook 1 hr 30 mins to 2 hrs  (high)
Pears in Lemon Cream Sauce
Ingredients
  • 6  medium pears
  • 1  teaspoon  finely shredded lemon peel
  • 2  tablespoons  lemon juice
  • 1/3  cup  packed brown sugar
  • 1/4  teaspoon  ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 8  ounce package  cream cheese, cubed and softened
  • 1/4  cup  whipping cream
  • 3  tablespoons  broken pecans, toasted
  • 6  sugar cookies (optional)
Directions

1. Peel pears if desired; halve and core the pears. Place pears in a medium bowl. Add lemon peel and lemon juice; gently toss to coat. Add brown sugar and nutmeg; gently toss to coat. Tranfer pear mixture to a 3 1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker.

2. Cover; cook on high-heat setting for 1 1/2 to 2 hours.

3. Transfer pears to individual dessert dishes using a slotted spoon. Add cream cheese and whipping cream to juices in slow cooker. Heat and stir with a wire whisk until cream cheese is melted. Spoon cream cheese mixture over pears. Sprinkle with pecans. Garnish each serving with a sugar cookie, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (Pears in Lemon Cream Sauce)
  • Servings Per Recipe 6,
  • cal. (kcal) 273,
  • Fat, total (g) 13,
  • chol. (mg) 34,
  • sat. fat (g) 7,
  • carb. (g) 40,
  • Monosaturated fat (g) 4,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 1,
  • fiber (g) 4,
  • sugar (g) 31,
  • pro. (g) 3,
  • vit. A (IU) 437,
  • vit. C (mg) 8,
  • sodium (mg) 65,
  • calcium (mg) 50,
  • iron (mg) 1,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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