Recipes and Cooking Cider-Poached Pears in the Slow Cooker or Pressure Cooker Make a fall dessert recipe in your favorite time-saving appliance. You pick between your pressure cooker or slow cooker, these poached pears have directions for either one you choose. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on February 28, 2019 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Jacob Fox Prep Time: 15 mins Cook Time: 12 mins Slow Cook Time: 2 hrs Bring To Pressure Time: 12 mins Total Time: 2 hrs 44 mins Servings: 4 Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 4 medium ripe, yet firm pears 2 cup apple cider ¼ cup honey 1 3 inch cinnamon stick 1 tablespoon chopped crystallized ginger 2 green cardamom pods, crushed to release seeds ½ cup vanilla-flavored Greek yogurt 2 tablespoon chopped pistachios Directions Directions Core each pear from the bottom, leaving the stem intact. Peel pears. If necessary, slice the bottoms off pears to allow them to stand upright. Prepare as directed using desired cooker, below. Fast 5 minute cook time In a 4- to 6-qt. electric or stove-top pressure cooker stir together the next five ingredients (through cardamom) until honey is dissolved. Add pears to cooker. Lock lid in place. Set an electric cooker on high pressure to cook 5 minutes. For a stove-top cooker, bring up pressure over medium-high heat; reduce heat enough to maintain steady (but not excessive) pressure. Cook 5 minutes. Remove from heat. For both cookers, quickly release the pressure. Open lid carefully. Using a slotted spoon, transfer pears to dessert plates, reserving cider mixture in cooker. For an electric cooker, use the sauté setting to boil gently, uncovered, 12 to 15 minutes until syrupy. For a stove-top cookers, cook directly in the pot. Cool slightly. Strain through a fine-mesh sieve; discard spices. Spoon cider syrup over pears. Serve with yogurt and pistachios. Slow 2 hour high cook time In a 3 1/2- or 4-qt. slow cooker stir together the first five ingredients (through cardamom) until honey is dissolved. Add pears to cooker. Cover and cook on high 2 hours or until pears are just tender. Using a slotted spoon, transfer pears to dessert plates. Transfer cooking liquid to a small saucepan; bring to boiling. Boil gently, uncovered, 12 to 15 minutes until syrupy. Cool slightly. Strain through a fine-mesh sieve; discard spices. Spoon cider syrup over pears. Serve with yogurt and pistachios. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 204 Calories 3g Fat 44g Carbs 4g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 4 Calories 204 % Daily Value * Total Fat 3g 4% Saturated Fat 1g 5% Cholesterol 1mg 0% Sodium 43mg 2% Total Carbohydrate 44g 16% Total Sugars 32g Protein 4g Vitamin C 7.3mg 37% Calcium 48mg 4% Iron 0.5mg 3% Potassium 408mg 9% Folate, total 16.2mcg Vitamin B-12 0.2mcg Vitamin B-6 0.1mg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.