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Coconut-Mocha Poached Pears

Makes: 8 servings
Prep 20 mins Slow Cook  3 1/2 to 4 hours (low)
Coconut-Mocha Poached Pears
Ingredients
  • 6  medium  ripe yet firm fresh pears
  • 1/4  cup  sugar
  • 2  tablespoons  unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 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 )
  • Servings Per Recipe 8,
  • cal. (kcal) 125,
  • Fat, total (g) 1,
  • chol. (mg) 0,
  • sat. fat (g) 1,
  • carb. (g) 29,
  • Monosaturated fat (g) 0,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 0,
  • Trans fatty acid (g) 0,
  • fiber (g) 4,
  • sugar (g) 21,
  • pro. (g) 1,
  • vit. A (IU) 49,
  • vit. C (mg) 5,
  • Thiamin (mg) 0,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 0,
  • Niacin (mg) 0,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0,
  • Folate (g) 8,
  • Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 0,
  • sodium (mg) 7,
  • Potassium (mg) 173,
  • calcium (mg) 10,
  • iron (mg) 1,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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