Bosc pears slowly poached in a crock pot with tequila, pear nectar, sugar and lime juice makes a tasty adult treat.
Many years ago I found a recipe for Tequila Poached Pears and it has been on my "to make" list ever since. My family loves pears and our new favorite Summertime drink contains tequila so I decided to make a trial run before Cinco de Mayo.
WOW! These pears were so amazing; especially on top of vanilla bean ice cream. I was never a huge fan of tequila, that is until I found a brand I liked that didn't leave an aftertaste or give me a headache. It's Patron Silver and is super smooth and makes a tasty, refreshing drink.
My cocktail of choice is usually a glass of dry, red wine; however, during the Summer months I like something that's more cool and refreshing.
Most of the time I'll just have sangria, but when in Florida we love our margaritas by the pool. I even use key lime juice; which makes them even tastier!Since we always have tequila in the house, now was as perfect time as any to make this delicious dessert.
The other thing is that for a while I couldn't find pear nectar juice, but now I see it in the juice aisle in the grocery store. My husband says it actually makes a tasty martini too!
How do you make Tequila Poached Pears?
For this recipe you'll need pears, tequila, pear nectar juice, sugar, and lime juice. I used Bosc pears, but you can use Bartlett or Anjou.
Start by peeling the skin from the whole pear with a vegetable peeler; leaving the fruit whole. Slice a thin layer off of the bottom of the pear so that it sits flat; then place in a crock pot.
Add the tequila, pear juice, sugar and lime juice to a small saucepan. Heat over high heat 3-4 minutes until the sugar is dissolved; then pour over the pears. Cook on low for 4-6 hours or on high 2-3 hours.
Can you cook on top of the stove?
Yes. Place the pears in a Dutch oven or large pot, add the prepared liquid on top, cover the pot; then simmer on low for 2 hours. Make sure the heat isn't too high so that the liquid doesn't evaporate.
How can you serve poached pears?
You can serve these Tequila Poached Pears by themselves or slice them and add on top of your favorite ice cream; which is how we liked them. This tasty dessert is also gluten and dairy free. ~Enjoy!
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Tequila Poached Pears
- 4 pears (I used Bosc)
- 1 cup tequila
- 1 ¼ cup pear nectar
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- 1 tablespoon lime juice
- Peel the skin from the whole pear with a vegetable peeler; leaving the fruit whole. Slice a thin layer off of the bottom of the pear so that it sits flat; then place in a crock pot.
- Add the tequila, pear juice, sugar and lime juice to a small saucepan. Heat over high heat 3-4 minutes until the sugar is dissolved; then pour over the pears.
- Cook on low for 4-6 hours or on high 2-3 hours.
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