Welcome to this slow cooker/crockpot blog. I believe slow cookers are the best thing to happen to modern day cooks. I used mine often when I worked outside the home and continue to do so even in retirement. It is so nice to put food on and forget about it. Slow cookers also allow us to cook many things we would normally have to use the oven for; what a relief in hot Texas weather! Some of these recipes are mine, many are ones I have collected over the years.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012


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.

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