Sunday, October 28, 2012

Honey Poached Pears: A Celebration Post!

I never thought when I started this blog last year that it would actually get read by anyone other than maybe my mom.  (Hi Mom!)  I'm not a blog that's about fancy layouts or professional looking photos or turning my content into some sort of cookbook or mini-empire.  I frequently ignore this blog for weeks (or even months) at a time; I just don't spend the kind of time on here to make it one of those really awesome paleo blogs out there.

So imagine my surprise that My Paleo Crockpot is actually celebrating 100,000 lifetime hits today.  Sure, it's not a lot compared to some of the other more legit blogs out there... but it's a lot for my little 'ol crockpot blog.  :-)

So thanks to all of you out there in paleo crockpotting and slow cooking land!

To celebrate, I took some pears and covered them in honey and fall spices.  I loosely followed this recipe from (who else?) Betty Crocker.


The Tools:

- 4 qt. crockpot  (or whatever size easily fits the amount of pears you want to use)

- 4 pears
- 2/3 cup honey
- 1 T water
- pinch nutmeg
- generous pinch ground ginger
- 1 T arrowroot powder
- 2 T orange juice

The Process:

Core your pears from the bottom, leaving the top stems attached.  Put them upright in your crockpot.

Mix the honey, water and ginger together and pour over the pears.

Cook on HIGH for 2-3 hours.  Your pears should be tender and easily pierced with a fork, but not mushy.

Remove the pears from the crockpot; set aside.  Add the arrowroot powder and orange juice to the juices left on the bottom of the slower cooker and mix well.  Continue to cook on HIGH for another ten or fifteen minutes until the sauce is thick(er).  Mine never got super thick; it didn't matter.  It was still quite tasty.

Spoon over the pears and serve.  Enjoy!  And thanks again for reading this blog!  :-)

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