Poached Pears in Red Wine

This fruit is often over looked it is a great addition to many dishes especially salad.

6 pears
2 cups sugar
4 cups red wine
Peel the pears, leaving the stems intact. Put the pears into the slow cooker
In a small bowl, combine the sugar and wine. Add to the slow cooker
Cook on Low for 4 hours, until the pears are soft but not mushy.
Remove pears from the poaching liquid
You can reduce the poaching liquid to make a syrup, simply put into a sauce pan over high heat and stir until it thickens.

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