Crock Pot Butterscotch Pears

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Pears are a fabulous dessert, but not one that are often made, except for seemingly very special occasions. But pears can be one way to wean your family from overly sugared desserts like cakes, pies and cookies. And this recipe makes it easy with these Crock Pot Butterscotch Pears that are practically just tossed in the pot and then left to cook.

Pears are another excellent fruit. They are especially beneficial for their fiber content, which, even for a fruit, is very high, that is, if you eat the skins. There is pretty compelling research that shows how eating the skin of pears increases your nutritional intake. The skin of pears contains about three or may be even four times as many phenolic phyto nutrients as its flesh. Phyto nutrients includes anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory flavonoids as well as cinnamic acids that help prevent cancer. Just the skin of the pear contains about one half of your recommended daily intake of fiber. So eat the skin of this lovely fruit. Pears are also of particular interest because they contain three kinds of flavonoids that help to improve insulin sensitivity. Apples and pears together are an even more potent combination to lower the risk of Type 2 diabetes.

This fruit is easy to make. One suggestion to improve the flavor even further is to toss a some of the skin from the lemon in to the crock pot and to add a vanilla bean to the mixture as it cooks. When done, just remove the bean, rinse it off lightly and let it dry. It can be reused this way many times. (Remove the lemon skin too or serve it—it will taste tangy and delicious). Enjoy this dessert soon.

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