My husband, the farmer, brought home a bag filled with pears the other day that his parents picked. I needed to figure out something to do with what was more pears than we would eat. I decided to cut some up and warm them in my mini-CrockPot. I added some cinnamon and a little bit of dry oatmeal in with the pears, added a little water for moisture and -voila! It turned out fantastically! It was so good, and I’m excited to share it with you. This recipe is great for breakfast, a healthy snack or a satisfying dessert!
I made a small amount of this, so measurements listed are enough for approximately 2-3 people to enjoy. You can easily alter it to fit your needs and taste.
Here’s what I used:
4 tablespoons water
a small handful of dry oatmeal
maple syrup or honey
I used my mini-CrockPot to create this delightful concoction. I sprayed the inside with cooking spray, then dropped the peeled, cut pears in. I then sprinkled cinnamon over the pears, and dropped some dry oatmeal in (I used Quaker Oats). Lastly, I added 4 tablespoons of water and stirred it all together gently before placing on the lid.
I left it warming in the mini-CrockPot for about three hours, on what I believe would be equivalent to a low setting on a regular CrockPot. I periodically checked to make sure the pears were tender and warm. You may need to add another tablespoon of water if things seem to dry, but 4 tablespoons of water was perfect for the amounts I used.
When it was ready, I spooned it into a small bowl and drizzled it with maple syrup. Honey would also be a great choice in leu of the maple syrup. Warm, fresh cinnamon pears with oatmeal, drizzled in sweet syrup… it was delicious and filling.