Pears in Chocolate Sauce

Pears in Chocolate Sauce

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MONICA SELF 1

"Delight your family with this elegant and delicious dessert."

Ingredients 1 h {{adjustedServings}} servings 425 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 425 kcal
  • 21%
  • Fat:
  • 15.3 g
  • 24%
  • Carbs:
  • 71.7g
  • 23%
  • Protein:
  • 2.9 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 19 mg
  • 6%
  • Sodium:
  • 27 mg
  • 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Leave stems on peeled pears. Sprinkle with lemon juice to prevent browning. Set aside.
  2. In a saucepan large enough to accommodate 4 pears standing upright, combine water and sugar. Place over medium heat, and boil until sugar is dissolved. Stir in vanilla, then place the pears in. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 15 minutes. Allow to cool in liquid, then drain.
  3. In the top of a double boiler, combine chocolate, cream and butter. Heat, stirring, until chocolate is melted and smooth. Remove from heat, and stir in coffee liqueur.
  4. Place pears on serving dish, pour chocolate sauce over pears, and garnish with maraschino cherries.
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SunnyByrd
8/19/2008

Great idea! My pears discolored a bit in the pot despite following the lemon juice instruction. I cored them from the bottom to keep the stems intact and only cooked mine for about 5 minutes before removing them from the heat - and they were perfectly tender without being mushy. I skipped the coffee liquor and maraschino, added a little vanilla to the chocolate and garnished with lemon zest and sugared almonds. Very pretty and delicious, thanks!

JOHNNYAWESOME
4/5/2004

I don't understand why you don't core the pears. This is a tasty recipe but could be easier to eat. Next time I will core them (and keep an eye on them in case they don't need 15 min. of cook time). Good chocolate sauce!

KFUERST
11/15/2006

This was very good, but I ended up making a different chocolate sauce. I do not care for bittersweet chocolate, so I made it again with semi-sweet, a sliver of butter and a little milk. Much better. I cored the pears before cooking, and they were sweet and tender. I also garnished with fresh strawberries. Easy and tasty!