3 pears, peeled and diced
3 Granny Smith apples, peeled and sliced
1 tbsp lemon juice
3 tbsp brown sugar
2 tbsp maple syrup
2 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnut
1/4 cup raisins, optional
2 cinnamon sticks
1 tbsp cornstarch
2 tbsp cold water
Place the pears and apples in a crockpot or slow cooker; toss with the lemon juice.
In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, maple syrup, and butter. Pour over the fruit in the cooker.
Stir in the nuts, raisins - if using, and the cinnamon sticks.
Place lid on cooker and cook on low setting for 3 to 4 hours.
Combine the cornstarch with the cold water, stirring together until smooth. Slowly stir into the cooker. Replace the lid and turn heat to high setting. Cook approximately a half hour or until thickened.
Discard the cinnamon sticks and serve over pound cake, ice cream, or whatever you like.