Sweet Chocolate Pears

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"This is a light and delicious dessert and is perfect to end a romantic dinner."

Ingredients

50 m servings 430 cals
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Nutrition

  • Calories:
  • 430 kcal
  • 22%
  • Fat:
  • 9.9 g
  • 15%
  • Carbs:
  • 86.2g
  • 28%
  • Protein:
  • 3.6 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 1 mg
  • < 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 5 mg
  • < 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C).
  2. Place pears in a small ovenproof pan. Mix orange juice with 1/4 cup sugar and pour over pears.
  3. Cook in preheated oven for 30 to 40 minutes; occasionally turn and sprinkle remaining sugar over pears. Remove pears from oven when soft and let cool.
  4. Pour orange juice mixture into a medium saucepan and simmer over medium heat until mixture thickens to the consistency of cream; remove from heat.
  5. In a small saucepan over medium-low heat, melt chocolate. Add a few tablespoons of hot milk if the chocolate becomes too thick to stir.
  6. Put each pear in a small bowl. Pour the creamy orange sauce over each pear, then drizzle chocolate on top; serve warm.

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This took much longer than 40 minutes to cook (maybe my pears were too firm)...next time I think I will set the oven @ 325. I reduced the orange juice at a higher temp than recipe called for & I...

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I tried making this, but the sauce still remained runny after trying to heat it to the "consistancy of cream". I'm not sure if I made it properly, but it didn't taste as great as I hoped.

I tried making this, but the sauce still remained runny after trying to heat it to the "consistancy of cream". I'm not sure if I made it properly, but it didn't taste as great as I hoped.

While the final product tasted great, the journey there was long, sticky and very tedious. I wouldnt recommend this recipe unless you've got the right equipment.

The pears would not soft in the oven even though I increased the temp to 325. I ended up putting them in the microwave for 5 minutes on high and they soften up nicely. While thickening the sauce...

The final product has a wonderful taste. However, the orange sauce does not heat to the consistency of cream. I don't understand why you are to cook it for 40 minutes and then all of the sudden...

This took much longer than 40 minutes to cook (maybe my pears were too firm)...next time I think I will set the oven @ 325. I reduced the orange juice at a higher temp than recipe called for & I...

It seemed unlikely to me that 2 cups of cold juice could heat up, and cook pears, in a 300 F oven in a total of 30 to 40 minutes -- and it didn't. Next time I will pre-heat the orange sauce in a...

This dish has potential. The flavor and texture of the pear was great! I'd recommend using sweetened chocolate.