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Pears in Lemon Cream Sauce

  • Makes: 6 servings
  • Prep:
  • Slow Cook: 1 hr 30 mins to 2 hrs (high)

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)

  • Per serving:
  • 273 kcal ,
  • 13 g fat
  • (7 g sat. fat ,
  • 1 g polyunsaturated fat ,
  • 4 g monounsaturated fat ),
  • 34 mg chol. ,
  • 65 mg sodium ,
  • 40 g carb. ,
  • 4 g fiber ,
  • 31 g sugar ,
  • 3 g pro.

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