3 cups water
1 cup granulated sugar OR Splenda Granulated
10 slices fresh ginger
2 whole cinnamon sticks
6 large Bosc or Anjou pears, peeled & cored
1 tbsp candied ginger, minced, for garnish, if desired
Combine the water, sugar, ginger slices and cinnamon sticks in a crock pot or slow cooker. Place the pears down in the mixture and place the lid on the cooker.
Cook pears on low setting 4 to 6 hours or on high approximately 2 hours.
Remove the pears from the cooker, leaving sauce in cooker.
Turn the cooker to high setting and cook sauce, uncovered, for approximately a half hour for the liquid to reduce to make a thick sauce. Drizzle the sauce over the pears and sprinkle with the candied ginger, if desired.