Desserts

Poached Pears - Slow Cooker

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This method uses a slow cooker for maximum taste.

4
SERVES 4:

130g caster sugar
150ml water
300ml red wine
4 firm pears
Rind and juice of 1 orange
2 cinnamon sticks
Slow cooker
Vanilla ice cream or yoghurt to serve
1. Using a rolling pin, roll down one side of each of the cinnamon sticks (to bruise), and place these in the slow cooker cooking dish. 2. Add the sugar, water, wine, orange rind and orange juice to the cooking dish and turn the slow cooker to low. Cover with lid and cook for 1 hour, stirring occasionally. 3. Peel the pears but leave the stalks intact. Cut out the cores from the bottom and level them. This enables them to stand up in the cooking dish. 4. Stand the pears up in the cooked syrup in the cooking dish, re-cover it and continue to cook on low for 4 to 6 hours, until they are tender. 5. Switch the slow cooker off and leave the pears to cool in the syrup, turning occasionally. 6. Serve the pears on plates, spooning over the syrupy mixture. Serve with ice cream, yoghurt and any other tasty leftover.
Nutritions

Calories
145

Sodium
5mg
0% DV

Fat
0.56g
0% DV

Protein
0.9g
1% DV

Carbs
36g
12% DV

Fiber
7g
28% DV

Rich and fudgy, this easy Chocolate Zucchini Bread is the perfect cross between a chocolate pound cake, brownies, and a classic loaf of zucchini bread! It's moist and tender thanks to sour cream in the batter, and studded with miniature chocolate chips for even more decadent flavor. Serve a couple of slices of double chocolate zucchini bread for breakfast or brunch with a cup of coffee, for an afternoon snack with a glass of milk, or with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for a delicious dessert.

1 c sugar
1/2 c sour cream
1/2 c vegetable oil
1/3 c milk
2 eggs
2 t vanilla extract
2 c all purpose flour
1/2 c unsweetened cocoa powder
1 (½ t) baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon kosher salt
1 c shredded zucchini ( patted dry )
12 slices
  • Preheat oven to 350° F. Grease a deep 8 ½ x 4 ½ -inch or a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together sugar, sour cream, oil and milk. Whisk in eggs and...
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Nutritions

Calories
2644

Sodium
2217mg
92% DV

Fat
59g
92% DV

Protein
87g
175% DV

Carbs
458g
155% DV

Fiber
50g
202% DV