Simply Sweet Slow Cooker Pears

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Although I don’t feel particularly sentimental about Valentine’s Day, I am Armenian after all, so I’ll take any opportunity to celebrate. In college going to see the Vagina Monologues was pretty much a ritual, followed by big dinners with girlfriends. Since I’ve been with Brooke, we have opted to avoid the busy restaurants and cook a nice meal together at home, taking a break from our hectic lives to relax and celebrate us.

On our menu this year…
Cocktail: Ginger/Lemon w/vodka (Ciroc because it’s gluten-free) for him & w/soda-water for me
Entree: Sri-Lankan grilled chicken w/ cucumber-salad
Dessert: Slow-cooked pears with Coconut Ice Cream


I started these right when I began prepping dinner and they were ready to go by the time we finished eating. I usually top them with coconut ice cream, but I didn’t have any the day that I was shooting these for the blog, so I paired them with warm strawberries. They are delicious with this Paleo Vanilla Coconut Ice Cream from Hollywood Homestead.

Simply Sweet Slow Cooker Pears

4 bosc pears, peeled, cored and halved
1 teaspoon grated ginger
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon cloves
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
2 tablespoons coconut oil
2 tablespoons honey
Coconut milk ice-cream

  1. Peel pears, cut in half and remove core. Try your best to cut the pears evenly.
  2. Melt the coconut oil and add mix with the rest of the ingredients.
  3. Toss pears in the mixture and coat really well. Place in slow-cooker.
  4. Cook on high for 2 hours or until pears are tender and can easily be pierced.
  5. Serve with coconut ice-cream and top with cinnamon.
  6. Enjoy!


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  1. says

    This is great! I have done something similar with apples, but I steam them first and then just warm them in a pan with cinnamon and I usually put a couple of slices of banana in the mix to make it more gooey. I hadn’t thought of using the crockpot and I love the spices you’ve added!

  2. Arsy says

    Kiersten! That sounds delicious with the banana. I was going to try one soon with apples and nuts, but I had not thought of adding banana! I may have to throw that into the mix too